Diabetes is a growing epidemic in the Coastal Bend, with 86,000 people across South Texas who have diabetes.
The American Diabetes Association will host the Tour de Cure ride next weekend to combat the disease.
There will be four different rides ranging from 60 miles to 10 miles March 29th starting and ending in front of the Solomon P. Ortiz Center.
To register for the ride sign up at www.diabetes.org/coastalbendtour , with the registrations fee at $25 and each team member must raise $150 to ride.
Last year, the ride raised more than $165,000 and this year the organizations goal is to raise $175,000.
Anyone can participate in this event. It is a for fun ride for all ages, especially the 10 mile ride geared toward first time riders or families participating.