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The ride starts from the Red Diamond Corporate Headquarters, leaving at 8:00 AM. The terrain is rolling with several challenging climbs. There will be several exciting new cycling routes, with 50, 75, and 100-mile options. The cost is $50.00 and includes an event t-shirt and lunch provided by Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q. A Tour de Blue cycling jersey is also available for purchase. The ride benefits the Urology Health Foundation and its prostate cancer screening and awareness efforts across Alabama.
Tour de Blue Jersey
We are excited to offer our 1st Tour de Blue cycling jersey, made by Primal Wear. This is a men's sport cut raglan sleeve jersey, full length YKK hidden zipper, 3 rear pockets, elastic at the sleeve and waist. Made of speedpro fabric - plaited double knit fabric with micro yarn on face and higher denier filament yarn on back. Double knit fabric has push pull effect, pulling moisture from the back and pushing it off the face. SPF35
New Starting Venue
The new starting venue for this year's Tour de Blue will be the Red Diamond Corporate Headquarters located in Moody, Alabama. Red Diamond is a 106-year-old family-owned coffee, tea, and foodservice company. The corporate office overlooks a gorgeous lake and is located on 65 acres.
Download directions to the Red Diamond Corporate Headquarters: http://bit.ly/125iyRV
Riders are asked to park at the Red Diamond Corporate Headquarters, which has two large parking lots that can accommodate a large number of cars.
Rest Stops/SAG Support
There are periodic rest stops on all of the routes that are well stocked with food and drinks. There is full SAG support for all of the riders.
NEW STARTING POINT FOR TOUR DE BLUE--RED DIAMOND CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN MOODY, ALABAMA
Please come out and ride the Tour de Blue. The courses are scenic, and the rest stops are staffed with happy folks eager to help you enjoy your day of cycling. Your contribution helps those who are at the greatest risk of developing prostate cancer. If you can't ride but want to donate to the Urology Health Foundation, please go to our Donate Page and give any amount you choose. Thank you!
About the Urology Health Foundation: The Urology Health Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2003 by the Birmingham urologist Dr. Thomas E. Moody. A large part of the Foundation's work has been devoted to promoting public awareness about prostate cancer and to providing free prostate cancer screenings across the State of Alabama, especially in underserved areas that are at highest risk.
1 in 6 American men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime, and it is estimated that nearly 30,000 men in the U.S. will die from this disease in 2013. Alabama has the third highest death rate from prostate cancer in the nation, and for African-Americans in this State, the death rate due to prostate cancer is the highest in the nation.
Since 2007, the Urology Health Foundation has screened thousands of men free for prostate cancer in 18 different Alabama counties. In 2013 alone, the Foundation plans to hold free prostate cancer screenings in 13 Alabama counties. For more information, please visit www.UrologyHealthFoundation.org.