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RIDE, FIGHT, CURE

Every year, Cure Chasers crisscross the US to raise funds in the fight against acute and chronic diseases. Riding for Leaukemia and Lymphoma Society in Lake Tahoe; LaCrosse Wisconsin for JDRF; Indianapolis for the 24 Foundation, the American Diabetes Association and Bike MS; as well as many other rides here in the Midwest. Some even made the daring trip to take on Mount Mitchell in North Carolina, where everything you know about yourself and riding a bike are challenged to the core.

Almost every weekend starting in late March through October, Cure Chasers take to the streets of central Indiana to train, fund raise and create awareness for our cause.

At Cure Chasers, our mission is - through cycling - to promote the power of health and fitness and support non-profit organizations who are working on cures and treatments for acute and chronic diseases.

This year we will RIDE for our health and to create awareness. We will FIGHT for those battling various diseases and cancer. We will work for a CURE by raising funds and providing financial support to organizations who care for patients and their families and for those who are working on critical research for these conditions.

Scotty's Column


  • 22 May 2018 4:29 PM | Scott Chapman

    Some June rides to look forward to, I should be at most:

    Sat 6/2/18 - BO Bicycle Tour.  Free to CIBA members, but lunch is extra, or pay the registration fee and get lunch included.  10,25,45,62 mile options.  Ride starts at Lucas Oil Raceway Park in Clermont, get to ride the drag strip plus 5 miles of paved BO trail as you head out to country roads of Hendricks Co.

    Sun 6/3/18 - My Fantastic WALL Ride.  Free.  50+ miles/2000+ elevation from Hummel Park in Plainfield (or my house) to Wall in Wilbur. We'll see lots of birds out there: turkeys, emus, chickens, peacocks, etc.  Wall was paved last year, holes no more.  More details on Meetup.  Julie D and Wendy are riding just for the after party.

    Sat 6/9/18 - CIBA AAA Tour.  Free.  20,38,58,78 mile options.  Ride the flat roads of NE Hamilton Co starting @ Noblesville High School.

    Sat 6/16/18 - Gray Goat Start of Summer Ride.  Free.  12,30,36,49 miles options.  Head SW of Franklin.  Longer 2 routes hits the hills around Sweetwater Lake.  They had burgers, dogs, & beer last year for an after party on the town square.

    Sun 6/17/18 - CIBA WALL Ride.  Free.  12,35, 57 miles options.  From Pioneer Park in Mooresville to Wall in Wilbur and back for long route.  They loop further south to avoid going straight down the WALL as we usually ride.

    Sat 6/23/18 - CIBA Nite Ride.  Besides the 18 mile iconic 11pm ride from IUPUI to Butler and back, there are morning and dinner rides available.  Registration required for Nite Ride.

    Fri 6/29/18 to Sat 6/30/18 - 24 Hour Ride.  7pm Friday to 7pm Saturday, come over to Butler university to ride, drink, watch me ride, watch me drink, or just hang out.  Cure Chasers will be defending our best camp site award from last year.  Food provided, but feel free to bring snacks and beverage of choice.  See the 24 Hour link on the cure chaser event page for more details.

    Bye

    Scott

  • 18 May 2018 12:17 PM | Scott Chapman

    stay dry and safe all

    Coach Scott

  • 13 Apr 2018 3:39 PM | Scott Chapman

    Just a few brave souls made it out Tuesday 4/10/18 for first Blue Tuesday of the year.  Big shout out to team member who painted the Dan Henrys (road marks) that give turn by turn directions plus warn of sudden stops and hazards in the road.  

    I would like to point out that there are various pot holes on Tuesdays route (it is Indiana after all), which made me realize just how important is is to communicate while on the road.  

    The first rider in a group should call out the road hazards - "road kill", "water", "debris", and of course "hole".  Then other riders should repeat that message, as the 5th rider in a pack may not hear the initial call out.  But that 5th rider could hear the 4th rider call it out.  Even in a group of 2 riders, I repeat the message so the other rider knows I heard them.


    Some May rides to look forward to, I should be at most:

    Sun 4/29/18 - CIBA Mann Rd Meander.  If you ever wanted to abandon our Tuesday night route and explore the side roads, now's your chance.

    Sat 5/5/18 - CIBA Eastern Brown County Meander.  Relaxed ride thru hill country.  Plan on eating lunch on the route and dinner afterwards to make a day of it.

    Sun 5/13/18 - CIBA Crankin' Round Cordry/Sweetwater.  50ish miles but hilly for those of you not participating in Mt. Mitchell this year.

    Mon 5/14/18 - Mt. Mitchell and Marion.  Start in Spartanburg South Carolina and end in Mt Mitchell North Carolina over 100 miles and 10,000' elevation, or 72 and 5,000 if stop at base of Mt @ Marion.  See event registration for details.

    Sat 5/19/18 - Sun 5/20/18 - TOSRV.  Started in 1962, yearly Tour of Ohio Scioto River Valley.  Just south of Columbus OH.  Ride 105 miles south & 3500 ft elevation 1 day, stay the night, then ride back next day.

    Sat 5/26/17 (Memorial Weekend) - Horsey Hundred.  Rolling hills of horse country in Georgetown/Lexington KY.  Best roads I ride every year.  Up to Century ride with 5000' elevation Saturday, Friday and Sunday optional rides too.

    Mon 5/28/18 (Memorial Day) - Give Hope Ride.  YMCA fundraiser in Fishers.  Not many rides have a fly-over at the start.  Free BBQ in Cicero along the 50 mile ride, shorter options available.

  • 15 Mar 2018 6:56 PM | Scott Chapman

    Besides getting outside on our weekly repeating rides in April, here are some weekend rides I'll be attending in April.  Check them out.

    Sat 4/7/18 - 100K Populaire (63 miles).  $5.  Starts 9am at Speedway Convenience Store 1390 W Oak St, Zionsville IN, park just North in strip mall parking.

    https://cibaride.org/IndianaRandonneurs.  


    Sat 4/21/18 - Dogwood Pedal Century (100 miles).  $60.  Starts 7am near French Lick at Town Square Gazebo, 151 S Maple St Orleans, IN.

    http://www.dogwoodpedal.com/430457284


    Sat 4/28/17 - 200K Brevet (126 miles).  $10.  Starts 7am at Major Taylor Velodrome, ride to Story Inn for lunch in Brown Co. then ride back to velodrome.

    https://cibaride.org/IndianaRandonneurs


    Coach Scott

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