Few years ago, I was blessed to have the opportunity to ride my bike to Barrio Guadalupe Viejo, Philippines. The very place where in 1979, the first Rotary sponsored drops of the polio vaccine were administered to children. I was very fortunate to meet some local folks that were very likely some of the beneficiaries … More Rotary’s Ride to End Polio
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — A California man is riding his bike from Chicago to Atlanta to show people that having diabetes doesn’t have to slow you down. Edwin Velarde left Chicago Tuesday. On Thursday… Read full WLFI-18 TV News Article and Broadcast…
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 –
The Rotary Club of Chicago is sponsoring the official send off party for the EPiC Journey Through America’s Diabetes Belt. This gathering will take place on May 30th, 2017 at 3:45 p.m. The send-off bike ride will begin at 4:45 p. m. Guests are welcome to ride alongside with Edwin for the first 30 miles … More Official Send-Off for Edwin’s EPiC Ride
The Founding Club of Rotary, Rotary Club of Chicago/ONE is hosting the send-off for Edwin A. Velarde as he ride his bicycle from Chicago to Atlanta (read more – EPiC Journey through America’s Diabetes Belt). The Official EPiC Send-Off social event will be held at the Rotary Centennial Garden adjacent to the Adler Planetarium on … More Rotary Club of Chicago/ONE to host EPiC ADB Send-off
Cycling has been a Gift to me in managing my diabetes condition. Diagnosed at age 29, I struggled for years with high blood glucose until few years ago, a good friend gave me a road bike and challenged me to ride. Since then, cycling has allowed me to avoid thousands of insulin injections and now … More Edwin’s Epic Journey Through America’s Diabetes Belt
We are very excited to announce that Velosport is joing us at EPiC Ventura County on Sunday morning, October 16, 2016 during the weekend of Rotary District 5240 Conference in Westlake Village. These young cyclists will be leading off the EPiC Riders. Not to worry, they will be there to be our lead-off, not to … More Ride EPiC Ventura County, meet the future of cycling – Velosport!