It's getting closer.  The Tour de Cure at Verona Beach State Park is June 3rd and I haven't really started training yet.  Oh, I've been on my bike from Schuss Ski & Bike Shop a few times, but not enough to be ready for a 15 mile ride.  However, the weather hasn't been all that nice recently.  I did manage to get on the bike yesterday afternoon since it was so nice, and I rode for a whole hour.  I'm not even sore today.  So, that's a good sign. 

The ride wasn't an easy one since I haven't been on a bike in 15 years but I made it.  Watch my ride and pardon the singing.  I had my iPod with me while I rode and sang along.  It was a little off key.  But it helped make the ride go faster.  And once I figured out how to change gears, all was well.

There is still time to sign up to ride.  Join the 'Pedallin' With Polly Wogg' team and plan to attend a training session to get prepared.  If you're not a bicyclist, you can join me in bringing up the rear.  At least I won't be alone as the last one to finish.  My family is taking bets on whether or not I'm even going to finish.  I'm thinking if I lasted an hour yesterday, I may have a chance.

Training rides have been set up to get ready for the Tour de Cure.

Outdoor Training Schedule
Saturday, May 5th 9:00am
Sunday, May 6th 9:00am
Saturday, May 12th 9:00am
Sunday, May 20th  9:00am
Thursday, May 24th 9:00am
Thursday, May 31st 9:00am

All outdoor training rides will be starting at Paragon Athletic Club in the Par Technology Park in New Hartford.

How you can help
Don't want to ride?  You can help the fight against diabetes by donating.  As our way of saying thank you for supporting the American Diabetes Association, we’ll put you in a drawing to win a number of prizes including Big Vinny’s Biggest Loser prize pack, Joe Nichols autographed guitar or FrogFest tickets.

$10 donation – 1 raffle ticket
$25 donation – 3 raffle tickets
Click HERE to donate

Big Vinny Biggest Loser prize pack
FrogFest tickets & backstage passes
Schuss Ski & Bike Shop road bike
Guitar signed by Joe Nichols

A big thank you to everyone who has joined my team to ride in the Tour de Cure and to those who donated.  Every dollar counts and your generosity is appreciated.  Give what you can and support the American Diabetes Association.

Pedalin’ With Polly Wogg Team Members
Shannon Humphrey
Shayna Fick
PJ Jackson
Paul Link
Shannon Humphrey
Shelly Santmier