Join us at Cheetahfest!

We're getting ready for CheetahFest!! The Halloween Bike Ride on October 28-29, here at Down2Earth. 

Team Cheetah and Team CBC are joining together to host the first annual Cheetahfest on October 28 and 29th to raise money for a cure for diabetes. For cyclists, there is a fully supported ride featuring three beautiful, rural route options on Saturday including a full Century option. There is also a 23 mile recovery ride on Sunday. Cyclists can enjoy dinner and a band party featuring The Lids after Saturday's ride with an optional campout. Not a cyclist? You can purchase tickets separately for the dinner and band party, and still stay at the farm for the optional campout. This event will be held here at Down 2 Earth Farms, a certified organic farm in Rougemont, N.C. ( Costumes are encouraged for both the Saturday ride and after ride festivities! Questions? Email

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Raising Money for Diabetes Research

Since 1952, the American Diabetes Association's investment of nearly $770 million in more than 4,600 diabetes research projects has contributed significantly to advances in diabetes care and reductions in diabetes complications, allowing people with diabetes to live longer, healthier lives. With generous contributions from philanthropic supporters, the American Diabetes Association will continue to support critical diabetes research, accelerating progress toward prevention, better treatments, better care, and ultimate cures. Read about the ADA's investments in Diabetes Research Projects.

Local Research funded from the ADA.

For info on how this research money is used locally, please check this link about Dr. White from Duke University who received a Pathways Grant from the ADA.

Lids Dinner and Dance Party Only - $25!!!

Lids Fan? Join in the fun and raise money for Diabetes! The LIDS are a 7 member classic rock cover band that has been playing for 9 years. We cover musical periods from the 60's, 70's, and 80's as well as some R&B and contemporary tunes. We focus on material that people recognize and love to dance to. We are fronted by talented lead vocalists, (Donovan Beadle and Mary Margaret Fulk) with instrumental accompaniment on keyboard/guitar/vocals (Neil Alexis), drums (Mark Hostetler), bass (Lex Larson), sax and vocals (Rachel Battaglia) and lead guitar (Tom Droege). Register for Dinner and Dance Party Only