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The entire community was looking forward to Saturday's Tour de Cure ride. Some people even drove several hours to be here only to find out it was canceled when they got to the gate.

"I woke up around 4am. I thought it would dry up and we are just going to ride for a charity event.It is not like we are racing, but other than that it is good, a little bit disappointed," says Ed Lao.

He drove all the way from Dallas early Saturday morning to take part in the 5th annual Tour de Cure. He didn't realize how heavy it had rained until he got to the entrance.

"When I got here the lady in the front told me the event was canceled, so I said well let me go turn in my money," says Lao.

He was just one of 2,000 cyclist who were hoping to hit the road for the 100-mile ride. But the overnight thunderstorms forced organizers to cancel ride.

"With the storms coming in we just felt that riders safety was paramount and we didn't know what the weather was going to hold so we made the decision to postpone," says Scott Ahrendt, Event Co-Chair.

But the rain didn't ruin all the fun. Organizers held a Tour de Cure Family Fun Fest for all participants and sponsors.

"Have everybody come out and have a celebration. Catering is here, we will have some bands, and try to have a good time and celebrate and thank everybody for all their hard work," says Ahrendt.

So far they have raised $800,000 to go towards supporting a cure for diabetes. They are hoping to get that number to $1 million.