My name is Felix Navarro. I’ve been cycling for four years after a co-worker asked me if I had a bike. I told him I haven’t ridden a bike since I was 16 years old. I got my first bike, a hybrid bike, then I discovered that I loved to ride. I got my second bike, a road bike and I started to ride on the Philadelphia trails. I started to train for my first event ever: it was the MS City-to-Shore, my first accomplishment of 80 miles.
On my second year I started to ride with Team Evesham & the South Jersey chapter of JDRF. While riding with both of the cycling teams. I started to learn the rules of the road for cycling. In my second JDRF event, I rode in Amelia Island, Jacksonville Florida, and the third event was in Death Valley, Nevada. I rode 103 miles at each event location.
As many people know, I was diagnosed 37 years ago with Type One Diabetes. By riding my bike, I can control my weight and sugar levels. In these four years I have learned from my fellow riders how to lead a ride but still learning. I treat my fellow riders with the same respect and kindness that they afford to me.