Jeff Carlson relaxes as he prepares to ride his bicycle to Indianapolis to receive an award from Eli Lilly. Carlson rode his bicycle from the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn. to Indianapolis, Ind. to receive a 50-year Lilly Diabetes Journey Award from Eli Lilly. He made a stop on the Monon Trail in Carmel. (Photos by Jason Conerly)
From left: Rito, Jim Malone and Jeff Carlson wait as other members of JDRF Cycling Club and Lilly Cycling Club appear to cycle to Indianapolis so that Carlson can receive his 50 year Lilly Diabetes Journey Award. Both Rito and Malone work for Eli Lilly.
Members of JDRF Cycling Club and Lilly Cycling Club gather to ride their bikes with Jeff Carlson, who rode his bicycle from Minneapolis, Minn. to receive a 50 year Lilly Diabetes Journey Award. Carlson rode over 700 miles in two weeks to receive the Lilly Diabetes Journey Award in Indianapolis, Indiana.
From left: Chris Rito, Jim Malone, Kevin Garner and Jeff Carlson discuss different weather conditions that Carlson encountered while traveling from Minnesota to Indiana. Carlson climbed hills of 3,000 feet in Wisconsin in one day during his journey to Indianapolis.
From left: Kevin Garner and Jeff Carlson listen as members of JDRF Cycling Club and Lilly Cycling Club speak about their different experiences while biking. Carlson's journey to Indianapolis from Minnesota spanned two weeks.
Jeff Carlson, center, begins the last miles of his bike ride from Minnesota to Eli Lilly in Indianapolis with members of JDRF Cycling Club and Lilly Cycling Club. Carlson received support from diabetic educators during his ride to Indianapolis.