Join the Tour de SECure!


The Tour de SECure is a large-scale bike ride through the SEC West campuses:

Starting in Arkansas and traveling Southeast through Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama and finally Auburn before turning back west through LSU and Texas A&M.  The ride will take place from July 13 (at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville) to
August 5, 2018 (at Kyle Field in College Station) and it is endorsed by the American Diabetes Association.

Get Involved!

All fundraising & support will benefit the American Diabetes Association. Help our cause by donating to the American Diabetes Association. Click below to sign up for a ride at one of the SEC West campuses with Ford! All skill levels are welcome, and participants will receive a Tour de SECure t-shirt and other goodies.

 

How Can You Help?

Ride along with Ford for part of a leg. Make a donation. Sign up to ride in a Tour de Cure. Help support and train with a new red rider (what the ADA calls a Tour Participant with diabetes). Share the story on your social media pages and most importantly share it directly with someone with diabetes. You could make an incredible difference in someone's life by joining in.

 

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What is the Tour de SECure?


Simply put, the Tour de SECure is the result of one man's commitment to healthy life choices and his passion for fighting against diabetes. 

Ford Baker is the founder of Today I Can and the organizer of Tour de SECure. He is also a CPA and a 1986 graduate of Texas A&M University. In 2000, Ford was diagnosed type 2 diabetes and had a host of other health issues that came with an unhealthy lifestyle. Shortly thereafter, his daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 13.

In 2012, Ford committed to making healthier lifestyle choices and started exercising daily while cleaning up his diet. He started cycling, and over the next few years, he lost over 150 lbs and even started riding competitively. By 2014, he was completely off his medication & prescriptions. Ford's hope is that, through the Tour de SECure, he can:

  • Raise awareness & support for a type 1 diabetes cure, through the ADA
  • Encourage others to ovecome their type 2 diabetes diagnosis by making healthy life choices and excerising
  • Bring the SEC West campuses together by having cycling teams from each university participate in "mini rides" along Tour de SECure

 

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Jul
23
Mon
WAR EAGLE CAPITAL ROLL : Auburn to Montgomery
60 mile spin from Auburn to the state capital of Alabama
6:00 am
Jordan Hare Stadium
Jul
24
Tue
Ride 9 : Montgomery to Andalusia
84 mile bike ride from state capital toward the gulf coast
5:00 am
State Capital, Montgomery Alabama
Jul
25
Wed
Ride 10 : Attaway to the Beach
Andalusia to Pensacola Florida
5:00 am
Andalusia, Alabama
Jul
27
Fri
Ride 11 : Back to Alabama
Pensacola to Mobile Alabama
6:00 am
Residence Inn, Pensacola Florida
Jul
28
Sat
Ride 12 : Mobile to Gulfport
75 mile ride along the gulf coast of Alabama and Mississippi
6:00 am
Drury Inn, Mobile, Alabama
Jul
29
Sun
Ride 13 : Gulfport to New Orleans
Last ride along the coast
5:00 am
Jul
30
Mon
GET UP AND GEAUX ROLL : New Orleans to LSU
7:00 am
SuperDome
Aug
01
Wed
TIGER ROLL: Leaving LSU Campus
82 mile ride to Eunice, LA
7:00 am
Tiger Stadium
Aug
02
Thu
Ride 16 : Eunice to Silsbee, TX
118 mile ride into Southeast Texas
4:30 am
Eunice, Louisiana
Aug
03
Fri
Ride 17 : Silsbee to Lake Conroe
95 miles before final leg
6:00 am
Silsbee Texas
Aug
04
Sat
BTHODIABETES ROLL : Finish at Kyle Field
Finish the ride in Aggieland, starting in Lake Conroe
7:00 am
Kyle Field

The Goal

His hope is that others diagnosed as type 2 will be encouraged to start a journey of their own and free themselves from dependency on prescription medications and/or insulin. There is no better place to start than one of the local Tour de Cures, experienced riders are there to help newcomers and it is an opportunity to raise money to find a cure for the disease, for those afflicted with type 1 diabetes where diet and exercise alone can't cure their diabetes. 

He also is looking to raise $100,000 for diabetes research through corporate sponsorships and individual gifts. The donations can be made above and all gifts go directly to the American Diabetes Association, Ford is funding the cost of the ride directly from Today I Can, so your gifts can be maximized.

 

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