Bike Beyond stops in central Ohio, pedaling for type 1 diabetes awareness

Members of Bike Beyond take a break before continuing their summer journey.

A group of international cyclists on a 10-week summer journey from New York City to San Francisco said they want to do more than just raise awareness for type 1 diabetes.

“I think what’s unique about Beyond Type 1 is the breadth of their mission," Nicole White said. “While they raise funds for research, they also have an extensive focus on community support, advocacy and inspiring type 1 diabetics to live big lives, unhindered by their chronic disease.”

White’s son Henry is living with type 1 diabetes. She organized a welcoming ice cream social at Glacier Ridge Metro Park in Plain City Tuesday night as the cyclists made a stop on their way out west.

Many kids living with type 1 diabetes got a chance to see first-hand that living with diabetes does not have to limit their lifestyle.

“We had a fun and inspirational evening,” White said.

Her son Henry serves as a youth ambassador for the Central Ohio chapter of Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Bike Beyond was created by Beyond Type 1, a global non-profit organization focusing on education, advocacy, and a cure for type 1 diabetes.

The Bike Beyond cyclists have embarked on a 4,248-mile ride with a mission to show the world what living beyond type 1 looks like.

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