Pop Up Concert Benefits Bike Beyond Organization

Posted at 10:53 PM, Jun 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-28 23:59:57-04

Bicyclists with the organization Bike Beyond held a benefit in Nashville to raise money for those struggling with the Diabetes.

The 20 bicyclists all live with Type-1 Diabetes and passed through Music City.

Supporters met outside the Listening Room Cafe for the pop-up benefit concert Wednesday night featuring artists living with Type 1 Diabetes.

The goal of the concert, and the more than 4,000 mile ride from New York to San Fransisco is to raise awareness for the complicated 24-7 disease.

"Type 1 has some special challenges. It is autoimmune. You are insulin dependent for life. You cannot live for more than a few days without injecting insulin. You have to constantly monitor your blood sugar and sort of calculate the food and the environment, the stress level," said Sarah Lucas.

The bicyclists head out of Nashville Thursday morning.