EPiC Journey Against Diabetes – Manila to Tagaytay and Around Laguna

By Edwin A. Velarde Diabetes is a chronic disease and increasing in prevalence worldwide. Current estimate states, over 425 million suffer from diabetes and sadly costing 4 million human lives each year.  Diabetes has a huge impact on third-world countries, particularly in the Philippines. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the region will see the … More EPiC Journey Against Diabetes – Manila to Tagaytay and Around Laguna

2019 EPiC Journey Against Diabetes – London to Dover, UK

By Edwin A. Velarde, Past-President of RC Westlake Village, CA, BOD of Cycling to Serve USA/CAN, BOD of Rotarian Action Group for Diabetes. For 2019, the goal of the EPiC Journey Against Diabetes is to travel  by bike, 1,200 kilometer from London, UK, through Northern France, The Flanders Region of Belgium, Holland and finally to … More 2019 EPiC Journey Against Diabetes – London to Dover, UK

Diabetes in Humanitarian Settings.

International Diabetes Federation: The consequences of a disaster, and the resulting response required to support people with pre-existing diabetes and to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes among the rest of the population, are a function of several factors such as: Type, size and nature of the affected area. Duration of the disaster. People’s … More Diabetes in Humanitarian Settings.

Announcement: 2019 EPiC Journey Against Diabetes – London, UK to Hamburg, DE

Edwin’s 1,200 kilometer EPiC Journey Against Diabetes for 2019 will start in London, United Kingdom.   Edwin will ride his bicycle through the countries of France, Belgium, The Netherlands and finish in Hamburg, Germany in time for the Rotary International Convention. Planned start date of Edwin’s EPiC Journey Against Diabetes is May 21st, 2019 from the amazing city of London, UK.  More … More Announcement: 2019 EPiC Journey Against Diabetes – London, UK to Hamburg, DE

Epic Journey Kick-Off at One Rotary Center

Rotary Staff, Chicagoland Rotarians and Friends are sending Edwin Velarde off on his Epic Journey Against Diabetes.  Edwin is raising awareness about the Global Diabetes Epidemic and raising funds for Rotarian Action Group for Diabetes. Gathering at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 at Rotary Headquarters, One Rotary Center, Evaston Ilinois USA. The group … More Epic Journey Kick-Off at One Rotary Center

Fuel the Fun

One of the keys to having fun in cycling is the ability to maintain energy level during a ride.  Having to cut a ride short or worst, running out of steam midway through a ride alone and 2 hours from home is not exactly what anyone would call fun.  On a survey in the C2S … More Fuel the Fun

Epic Journey Against Diabetes

On June 13, 2018, Edwin Velarde will embark on a 1200-kilometer bicycle ride beginning at the Rotary International Headquarters in Evanston, Illinois USA, through the Great Lakes Region of the United States and Canada before ending at the Rotary International Convention in Metro Toronto Convention Center in Ontario Canada. The Epic Journey Against Diabetes ride … More Epic Journey Against Diabetes

800-Mile Ride Through ‘Diabetes Belt’ Takes Cyclist From Chicago To Atlanta –

By Justin Breen, April 26, 2017 – DNAinfo CHICAGO — Edwin Velarde is tackling his Type 1 diabetes with what he’s calling an “epic” bike challenge that begins in Chicago next month. Velarde, a former Chicago resident who now lives in Oak Park, Calif., will pedal his bike from the Adler Planetarium to Atlanta — … More 800-Mile Ride Through ‘Diabetes Belt’ Takes Cyclist From Chicago To Atlanta –