Images: Coast Guard team rides for diabetes
CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Petty Officer 1st Class Matt Wolanzyk leads a pack of cyclist in the Hampton Roads Tour de Cure cycling event near the North Carolina, Virginia border on Saturday, April 17, 2010. The tour is a series of fundraising cycling events held in 43 states nationwide to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Coast Guard team members were able to raise $4,345 and most of them rode the 100 mile Century Route.
According to the tour's website, the tour is a ride, not a race, with routes designed for everyone from the occasional rider to the experienced cyclist. In 2009, more than 40,000 cyclists in 80 tour events raised nearly $17 million to support the mission of the ADA: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.
(U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Kendrick)