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2018
About The Tour

Welcome to Tour DaVita!

Every year, approximately 500 DaVita teammates, physicians, patients, family members, and friends of DaVita pedal their way across ~250 miles in a different part of the country during a three-day cycling adventure. It’s our way of helping bring quality health care to those in need while promoting a healthy lifestyle and having fun!

The 12th annual Tour DaVita will benefit Bridge of Life, a nonprofit organization that improves access to primary care and dialysis treatment in underserved communities around the world while also focusing on prevention of kidney disease through early-detection testing and education.


Ride Details

We are hard at work on Tour DaVita 2018. Keep an eye out for updates coming soon!

General information about the Tour DaVita experience can be found in the Ride FAQ section.


Who Can Ride in Tour DaVita?

» Any DaVita Kidney Care teammate and their immediate family members, which includes spouse/partner, adult children 21 and over, siblings and parents.  All DaVita teammates are required to use PTO.
» Nephrologists who are credentialed in DaVita facilities
» Village Service Partners (VSPs) who are sponsoring the event
» Kidney Care patients

All riders must be 21 or over. All riders, except patients, must raise 50% of their required funds by June 30th and 100% of funds by July 30th. Failure to meet deadlines will result in automatic removal from the Tour DaVita roster. Sorry, no exceptions.

For sponsorship opportunities, please visit our sponsorship page.


What to Pack?

BICYCLING CLOTHES & GEAR
» Bicycling shoes or stiff-soled sneakers
» Bicycling shorts
» Short-fingered bicycling gloves
» Brightly colored cycling jerseys or synthetic T-shirts
» Lightweight jacket or vest
» Non-cotton base layers of varying weights (tops & bottoms); choose a fabric such as polypropylene, Capilene or Coolmax
» Synthetic bicycling socks
» Sunglasses

FOR WET/COLD WEATHER (or cool mornings)
» Midweight short-sleeved, synthetic shirt
» Undershirt (base layer)
» Mid-weight synthetic socks
» Arm and knee/leg warmers
» Headband that covers ears (wear under helmet)
» Breathable windproof and waterproof rain gear (jacket & pants)

OFF-BIKE CLOTHES
» Fleece jacket/vest or warm sweater
» Walking/hiking shorts
» Hat with brim
» Sleepwear
» Underwear and socks
» Swimsuit
» Shower shoes
» Comfortable shoes to wear around the campsites
» Dinner clothes
» Towel and hand towel

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS
» Flashlight
» Wallet (credit cards, traveler's checks, ID)
» Airline tickets
» Medications and copies of prescriptions
» Daypack and/or waist pack
» Sunscreen and lip ointment
» Travel alarm clock
» Toiletries
» Small travel pillow that will fit in your suitcase


Shipping your bike

This means you are NOT bringing your bike with you on a plane or in a car, but shipping it to and from the Tour.

More detailed information on bike shipping will be posted closer to the ride date.


Bringing your own bike on the plane or by car

If you are bringing your bike in your CAR with you:

Please indicate this on your rider registration. Plan to park your car in one of the parking lots at the airport.

If you are bringing your own bike on the PLANE with you:

Please let us know you’ve selected this option by updating your rider registration accordingly. Make sure you’re comfortable packing your bike into the bike box, then unpacking and assembling it on site. (A few bike mechanics will be on site to assist if you absolutely need it, but you’ll be expected to assemble your own bike by yourself.)


Ride FAQs

Click here for general FAQs.
Click here for first-time rider information.


About DaVita

DaVita, a Fortune 500 company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care.

DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of Sept. 30, 2016, DaVita operated or provided administrative services at 2,318 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 199,000 patients, and at 139 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States.

DaVita, DaVita Kidney Care are trademarks or registered trademarks of DaVita Inc.