May 26, 2009 (Vancouver, BC) — Registration is now open for Accu-Chek Cyclebetes — the biggest bike relay in the world. Accu-Chek Cyclebetes 2009 is a 10,000 km trans Canada bike relay benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Beginning August 23 provincial teams from Newfoundland to British Columbia will ride tandem style across their home province and pass the baton, a blood glucose meter at provincial border crossings.
Tandem teams will feature an elite recreational rider in the front seat and a youth touched by type one diabetes in the back. Designated 100 and 50 km community rides will engage Canadians across the country as they help carry the baton from coast to coast.
Accu-Chek Cyclebetes is the legacy of Team H2V who in September 2007 raised one million dollars for the JDRF and netted a Guinness World Record for their 8 day cycling relay across Canada.
Accu-Chek Cyclebetes Fast Facts here.
Accu-Chek Cyclebetes Backgrounder here.
Type One Diabetes Fast Facts here.