This year, even our team building events are virtual, but it turns out that being virtual can make it easier for everyone to participate. Last weekend, 27 members of the extended Cadence family came together for the American Diabetes Association’s top fundraising event, the Tour de Cure.
Team Pedaling with Cadence was the top company team in the Colorado Tour de Cure, the premier fundraising campaign of the American Diabetes Association with with a long history of raising both funds and awareness. Our team exceeded our fundraising goal by more than 50% to raise over $15,000. We included our families on our team, and had the youngest and oldest riders in the tour. At 2-and-a-half and 93 years old, the proved that the tour is for everyone. They may not have ridden as far as some others, but they had the most fun.
As a virtual event, each of our team members got to chose their own route. We explored some of the best bike trails in the region or just the neighborhood. Aiming for elevation, Lucy Dinneen climbed to the top of the Vail Pass and Brent Teske headed to the Elk Falls Overlook in Staunton State Park via the Lion’s Back Trail (and stopped for a beer). Daniel Allen rode to Littleton on the South Platte River Trail, Drew Willock headed to Deer Creek, and Sherri Rosselot took her cruiser for a cruise on the Cherry Creek Trail.
As 2020 continues to throw curve balls, it’s ever more important to us that we remain committed to being a strong team, and to supporting our communities. The Tour de Cure was a great chance to do both, fulfilling our favorite goal – everyone wins.