TeamWILD and the Tour de Cure of the American Diabetes Association are Partners!
And everyone wins as a result of this collaboration!
The Red Rider Recognition Program and Team Red were created in 2007 to celebrate what it takes to live well with diabetes. Red Riders are cyclists in the Tour de Cure who are living with type 2 or type 1 diabetes. Key components of the Red Rider program are belonging, love and acknowledgement. On Tour day, Red Riders are the heroes. They are why we ride.
Mari Ruddy, who survived breast cancer twice and who has lived with diabetes (32 years with type 1) and near diabetes (her father and brother both have type 1) her entire life, created the Red Riders and ran the program in Colorado for two years.
In 2013, Mari will be appearing at several Tour de Cure events around the country. Here is where she will be:
Tour Event Date
Napa, CA Kick Off Wellness Expo – keynote January 24
Atlanta, GE Kick Off Dinner – keynote February 7
Raleigh, NC Kick Off Dinner – keynote February 21
Silicon Valley, CA Kick Off Dinner – keynote March 14
Las Vegas, NV VIP Dinner – keynote & ride April 26 & 28
Twin Cities, MN VIP Dinner – Speaking & ride June 1
Chicago, IL VIP Dinner – keynote & ride June 8 & 9
Mari and TeamWILD want Red Riders and all people with diabetes, type 2 and type 1, to have the tools to successfully manage their diabetes while doing endurance sports. For this reason, TeamWILD: We Inspire Life with Diabetes, was created.
TeamWILD offers integrated weekly eTraining programs in the sports of cycling, running, and triathlon. WILDfit is a walk/run program. And CampWILD is an on-location integrated experience for those ready to take their diabetes and exercise to the next level.
What does “integrated” mean?
Integrated eTraining programs means that each week the athlete receives a message from the athletic coach, describing the workouts/training for that week. In addition to the athletic plan, there is detailed information about diabetes management (both type 2 and type 1) and nutrition needs each week. There is also a mental skills component to help with the mental aspects of being an athlete with diabetes.
The staff is all highly qualified in athletics, sports nutrition, diabetes management (type 2 and type 1) and exercise. These are the experts that have coached Mari and hundreds of others with diabetes.
PLEASE NOTE!: anyone who moves their body is considered an athlete at TeamWILD!!
What Tour de Cure Cyclists with Diabetes Get As a Result of the Partnership!
- Once a cyclist is registered for their Tour de Cure, in the Training Resources section of the Tour Center, cyclists have access to the Red Rider Cycling & Nutrition Guide and Video, both brought to you and created by TeamWILD!! The Guide and Video are full of great athletic, diabetes and nutrition tips and tricks for being a successful cyclist with diabetes at the Tour de Cure.
- If you have any questions, please use the Contact page to ask! TeamWILD is very excited to support Red Riders in their quest for health, happiness, empowerment and a beautiful life!