Team Cheetah and TeamCBC are joining together to host the first annual Cheetahfest Halloween Ride and Band Party on October 28 and 29th to raise money for a cure for diabetes. For cyclists, there is a fully supported ride featuring two beautiful, rural route options on Saturday. There is also a 23 mile recovery ride on Sunday. Cyclists can enjoy dinner and a band party featuring The Lids after Saturday's ride with an optional campout. Not a cyclist? You can purchase tickets separately for the dinner and band party, and still stay at the farm for the optional campout. This event will be held at Down 2 Earth Farms, a certified organic farm in Rougemont, N.C. (www.d2eFarms.com). Costumes are not required, but are encouraged for both the Saturday ride and after ride festivities!

Questions?  Email info@cheetahfest.org.

Raising Money for Diabetes Research Since 1952, the American Diabetes Association's investment of nearly $770 million in more than 4,600 diabetes research projects has contributed significantly to advances in diabetes care and reductions in diabetes complications, allowing people with diabetes to live longer, healthier lives. With generous contributions from philanthropic supporters, the American Diabetes Association will continue to support critical diabetes research, accelerating progress toward prevention, better treatments, better care, and ultimate cures. Read about the ADA's investments in Diabetes Research Projects.

Local Research funded from the ADA. For info on how this research money is used locally, please check this link about Dr. White from Duke University who received a Pathways Grant from the ADA.

The roots for Cheetahfest began in 2015 when Team Cheetah decided to have a fun Halloween ride with friends. In 2016, word got out of a fun Halloween ride with more and more people wanting to join the fun. The event started taking on a festival atmosphere with the addition of a band party and overnight camping. In 2017 Cheetahfest is growing into a fully supported two day ride with a dinner and dance party.