Fourth Annual A-Town Rumble – July 13, 2013 Albany NY

by admin on February 10, 2013

Finding a cure for diabetes became VERY personal to me on October 29, 2007. That was the day that my then 8 year old son, Connor, (pictured below at his 2012 – 8th Grade Graduation) was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Before that day, I really didn’t know much about diabetes. That quickly changed.


What is it Like to Have T1D?

Ask people who have type 1 diabetes, and they will tell you: It’s difficult. It’s upsetting. It’s life-threatening. It never goes away.

“Both children and adults like me who live with type 1 diabetes(T1D) need to be mathematicians, physicians, personal trainers, and dieticians all rolled into one. We need to be constantly factoring and adjusting, making frequent finger sticks to check blood sugars, and giving ourselves multiple daily insulin injections just to stay alive.” – JDRF Int’l Chairman Mary Tyler Moore

This Banner was Hung at 2012 Rumble recognizing Sponsors


“It is a 24/7/365 job. We never get to relax and forget about food, whether we’ve exercised too much or too little, insulin injections, blood sugar testing, or the impact of stress, a cold, sunburn, and on and on. So many things make each day a risky venture when you live with T1D.” – Mary Vonnegut, adult,Rhode Island

“Unlike other kids, I have to check my blood sugar 8 to 10 times a day; everything I eat is measured and every carbohydrate counted. My kit goes with me everywhere I go…. Too much exercise or not eating all my food can be dangerous. I think I’m too young to have to worry about all this stuff.” – Jonathan Platt, 8, California

All of the money that you donate will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) to help find a cure for Connor and 3 million others suffering from this disease. JDRF is driving research to improve the technology people with T1D use to monitor blood sugar levels and deliver the proper doses of insulin, as well as research that will ultimately deliver a cure. Until a cure is found, Connor and other T1D’s will always be at risk of suffering from diabetes’ serious health effects, including: kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, amputations, heart attack and stroke.

Thanks to the generosity of Sponsors & riders, the A-Town Rumble raised nearly $5,000 in 2012

atr-check-2012 (Mobile)

This is an urban ride with a 30 MPH City speed limit, so all classes of bikes are welcome:)  We’re planning to swarm the state capital and other points of interest  while raising money for a great cause. So mark your calendar for July 13, 2013 and come to Albany!

Registration Fee: $25   What You Get:

  • Rally t-shirt
  • Snacks upon return to the market
  • Guided tour through the Capital District
  • Free bike pickup in the event of mechanical failure
  • Live music by Erin Powers

If for any reason you can not make it the day of the Rally, we will send you the Rally shirt. If you register by June 28, you will get the official Rally shirt in the size that you ordered. For those registering for the event  after June 28, you will get a JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes” shirt.

This will be an epic journey. Along the way we will see Parks, the state Capital, a Dead US President and the Hudson River. We’ll return to the Market at end of the run for some munchies and to trade war stories:).

100% of the registration fee proceeds go to JDRF, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.   Please register ASAP. You can register at the door, but we can not guarantee an Event shirt to those who do not pre-register.  Pre-registration will also give us an idea of how much food, drinks, etc. we will need. Here’s the newspaper coverage: Rumble raises Money for JDRF from the first Rumble

For Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact Chuck Price at 518-396-5550 or log onto

The “Whole Hog” Sponsorship Level


Get your Company Logo on the official Event Tee-shirt, Your Logo & a Link to your Website from, a Guest Blog Post on, Recognition on the ATR Facebook Page as a sponsor, an event Tee, plus Your Company name on a banner at the event. $1,000

The “Full Throttle” Sponsorship Level


Get your company Logo on the Event Tee-shirt, Your Company name & a Link to your Website from, an event Tee, plus your company name on a banner at the event. $500

The “Muscle” Sponsorship Level


Get your company name on the Event Tee-shirt and banner at the event. Receive an event Tee. $250

The “Kick Start” Sponsorship Level


Get your company name on the Event Tee-shirt. Get an event Tee.  $100

Individual Sponsorships – “Weekend Warrior”


Receive an Official Event Tee $25

Donations must be made in the form of cash/check/money order made payable to “JDRF”. Credit/debit cards accepted via PayPal. Non-cash donations are gratefully accepted for raffles and door prizes. All contributors will be provided with a receipt of donation and Tax Identification Number for tax purposes.

Please mail your donation by June 15 so we have time to recognize your Sponsorship

Please Mail Donations to: Cindy Price, C/O JDRF, 2 N Lyons Ave, Menands NY 12204

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Peter February 13, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I love the article titled: Fourth Annual A-Town Rumble – July 13 2012 Albany NY by admin on February 10, 2013. Do I have your permission to use it in a Vespa Schenectady and Capital Vespa Club commerical email blast?


admin February 13, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Sure Peter – happy to have the opportunity to spread the word:)




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