It may be early, but these cyclists don't mind. They're pedaling for much more than just a joy ride in the hill country.
"I mean it just gives me chills,” Leticia Olivares said. “It gives me chills to see all these people out here supporting us."
More than 600 cyclists journeyed to raise money for diabetes.
"I was diagnosed 14 years ago and I live with diabetes and I ride with diabetes, that's why I have the red rider jersey," Olivares said.
The disease is one that affects more than 25 million Americans.
"Unfortunately, it's going to grow more with the new generations,” Olivares said. “We really need to focus on advocacy, getting out the word about what diabetes does."
It's not just about a change in lifestyle.
"It's a life threatening disease,” said Michelle Peacock, ADA of Central Texas executive director. “People think of it as life altering, but actually it causes heart disease. Yes, you can have an amputation from it. There's a lot of complications and people die from diabetes complications as well."
But, thanks to those willing to wake up early and ride, the group raised more than $300,000 on Sunday.
That money will go towards further education and research.
"All of these people out here are amazing,” Olivares said. “They're so passionate about this and in trying to find a cure for diabetes."
The Tour de Cure doesn't just happen in Central Texas. It's a series of fundraising events held in 44 states.