FARMINGTON — The American Diabetes Association was forced to cancel its fourth annual Four Corners Tour de Cure after only nine people signed up to participate in the bike ride.
Ron Guerrero, the event manager, said the Tour de Cure is one of the association's signature events and largest fundraisers. Last year, about 90 bicyclists participated in the ride. Guerrero said the association needed at least 52 riders to put on the event this year.
Guerrero said 26 million Americans have diabetes and about one in every 11 New Mexicans has the disease. Money raised by the Tour de Cure goes to programs and services that help local residents who have diabetes.
The association is still evaluating whether or not to resume the ride next year.