The 23rd Annual Diabetes Ride
                Horses always welcome, this year also introducing a separate
            gravel road ride for bikes!
             Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sweet prizes awarded for team with most riders, most individual pledges raised, and best costumes! Ride camp now also includes a beer garden & family fun games!


Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM MDT
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Eagle Foothills 
Aerie Ln
Eagle, ID 83616

Driving Directions 


The Diabetes Ride 
208-891-1023 ext. 1 



Sponsored By:

  • 101.9 The Bull
  • H & M Meats & Catering
  • High Country Plastics
  • Idaho Mountain Touring
  • Les Schwab Tires
  • Lindgren : Labrie Architecture
  • Minuteman Printing
  • R.C. Bean Saddlery
  • SWIT & DR
  • UpCycle

Online-Registration has closed but it's not too late to register. On-Site Registration begins at The Diabetes Ride site 9:00am on Sunday, May 20.
See you Sunday!

Welcome to the Diabetes Ride!
The Diabetes Ride started in 1995 as a pledged equestrian trail ride and has been running annually since that time. In 2018 in addition to the equestrian trail ride, we will offer a separate gravel road ride for bikes! The Diabetes Ride benefits Idaho Diabetes Youth Programs (dba Camp Hodia), a local nonprofit that since 1978 has been providing camps and programs for children and teens with type 1 diabetes.

Anyone may participate in this event. We encourage all of our participants to collect pledges for their ride and turn them in on the day of the ride. We often have riders that collect more than $100 in pledges—sometimes as much as several thousand dollars! Your gifts make it possible for Camp Hodia to serve all local children with diabetes, regardless of ability to pay. Read more about Camp Hodia/IDYP here

Register & Fund-Raise Online

  • Register above and use our new, simple, software to easily raise pledges online to reach more people. When you register online, you’ll be sent a personal fundraising page. This page will give you the opportunity to send emails to your family, friends and co-workers or post on social media, to help raise funds to reach your goal! (1 child at Hodia is $1,100 so that may be a great goal – for instance).

Ride Schedule:

  9:00 am  – 11:00 am  Check-In & registration
12:00 pm                      BBQ, fun & games, beer garden, raffle and silent auction begin
  2:30 pm                      BBQ ends, fun & games continue
  3:00 pm                      NEW in 2018: Award Ceremony! 

 Day of the Ride

  • Bring your own horse or bike and supplies
  • Equestrians please bring your own horse water
  • There will be clearly labeled, separate parking areas for equine and bike vehicles (don't worry you'll have lots of fun time together at ride camp after the rides!).
  • Hopefully you've registered online. If not, late registration begins at 9:30 am at ride camp. After you have registered you will receive your safety orientation and ride instructions at the trail head.
  • For safety reasons and to relieve congestion, horses and bikes ARE NOT allowed in the registration area. Please leave your equine safely tethered to the trailer or car, and your bike at the car, while you do your paperwork.
  • The first group of riders will leave at 9:30 am. Groups of riders will be allowed out of camp on staggered departure times. THIS IS NOT A SPEED OR TIMED EVENT! If you intend to ride you must begin by 12:00 pm and be finished by 2:30 pm to be eligible for raffle prizes.

During the Ride

  • The courses are clearly marked. There will be trails labeled for horses and a gravel road labeled for bikes. The checkpoints and water/rest stations are conveniently located. Please observe all posted rules and instructions as outlined in this brochure and included in your registration packet.
  • Racing or unsafe riding will not be tolerated on the course - careless riding will result in you being asked to leave the ride. Again, this is not a timed event!
  • Winning raffle tickets from the first raffle drawing will be held until the start of the last raffle drawing (which begins when all riders are due back to camp for lunch and games). Check in with us when you get off the trail to see if you won & claim your prize! We will redraw for any unclaimed first raffle prizes, at the start of the last raffle drawing. 

A Bit More To Know...

Some Facts about Diabetes: 
Right now 10% of Americans, or 30 million people, have diabetes, including 88,000 in Idaho. More astonishing, however, is that about a third of these people don’t know it. What’s more, the Idaho Statesman reports that the CDC estimates that in the US today more than 2 million young people show signs of “pre-diabetes.” When left uncontrolled, diabetes leads to devastating complications — heart attack, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, amputations. But when individuals learn how to self-manage their diabetes and control their blood sugars, they cut their risk for complications in half. 

The Diabetes Ride: A volunteer effort: 
The Idaho Arabian Breeders Association and Southwest Idaho Trail and Distance Riders joined efforts 23 years ago to organize The Diabetes Ride. 

This unique event is a trail ride in the Eagle foothills attracting 200 – 350 riders every year. Riders can choose between a few trails that are on private property. Enjoy the trail ride, t-shirt, and a great BBQ after the ride. Many riders choose to fundraise rather than pay the entry fee to support more diabetic children.