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 — a journey of about 800 miles — from May 30-June 8. He’s raising money for the American Diabetes Association.

“I will do all I can during this ride to promote healthy lifestyles and inspire others to take control of their wellness,” said Velarde… More