JDRF iRide 2018 - JDRF iRide 2018

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The Death Valley Ride is currently sold out.

If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please email revolution@jdrf.ca. We encourage you to register for your second choice which will allow you to join your local team and begin training and fundraising for the season ahead. Should availability open in Death Valley, we will transfer your registration, including all monies raised, to your Death Valley Ride account. Thank you for participating!

Located in southern California, Death Valley is one of the most otherworldly of America's natural wonders—an eerie panorama of salt flats and elevations. With rolling hills and steep mountains, Death Valley is also famous for Badwater, which is the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Whether you're a competitive cyclist, Sunday rider or novice, you’re sure to enjoy an incredible weekend—and the haunting beauty—that brings JDRF Riders back year after year to cycle up to 100 miles. Register today and join us in the desert as we ride and fundraise for type 1 diabetes research!



The Death Valley Ride gives cyclists an opportunity to ride up to 100 miles in one of the most desolate locations in the country. Starting at The Oasis at Death Valley, the route heads south through Badwater (the lowest point in the Western Hemisphere) over rolling sand dunes and salt flats, and culminates with a challenging climb up Jubilee Pass*.
All along the way, you’ll be supported by JDRF support vehicles and rest stops. From several hundred feet below sea level to several hundred feet above, the Death Valley Ride offers unique terrain, extreme conditions and an unforgettable experience.
*In an event of extreme and unpredictable weather, this course is at risk for rerouting. In the event of such occurrence, JDRF will partner with the National Parks Service for safe and alternative options.

Travel

Each fundraising package includes different travel options, some of which may include:
• Round-trip airfare to Death Valley via Las Vegas, Nevada
• Round-trip shuttle from Las Vegas International Airport to The Oasis at Death Valley, including boxed lunch and a stop for incidentals on the arrival trip
• Bike shipping to and from Death Valley
• Hotel accommodations (double occupancy) at our host hotel The Death Valley Ride has a higher package minimum due to the increased costs of being in a remote location and the participation limitations regulated by the National Park Service.
Please consult the fundraising packages to learn what each package includes.
Lodging

JDRF Riders stay at The Oasis at Death Valley. This newly renovated, all-inclusive resort features a pool, golf course, shuffleboard courts and more. Depending on your fundraising package, JDRF covers hotel accommodations (double occupancy) for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please note private rooms are accommodated based on availability and are extremely limited at this location.

Please consult the fundraising packages to see what each package includes.

Meals

All fundraising packages include the following meals throughout the Ride weekend:
• Thursday evening Welcome Reception Dinner
• Breakfast Friday-Sunday
• Pre-Ride celebration and awards dinner on Friday evening
• Post-Ride celebration and awards dinner on Saturday evening
After training with our coaches, meeting your fundraising goals and traveling to Death Valley, JDRF offers a four-day experience unlike any other.
Thursday
• Arrive at host hotel.
• Pick up JDRF Ride tech t-shirt and information packet at the JDRF registration booth.
• Attend evening welcome reception, featuring dinner and presentations.
Friday
• Course Overview / Mandatory Safety Clinic
• Tune-up ride in the morning
• Free afternoon to explore the area
• Optional afternoon seminars, which may include:
      o  Cycling with T1D
      o  JDRF Research Update
• Pre-ride celebration and awards dinner
Saturday - Ride Day!
Death Valley Ride and finish line party
• Post-Ride celebration dinner
Sunday

• Breakfast and departures    
     Tracey
     1.877.505.5373
     iride@jdrf.ca