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2017 Great Cycle Challenge – Pedaling to Kick Cancer’s Butt!


We did it! Angie, Brandon, and I met our goal to pedal 100 miles in June to raise awareness for kids cancer research. Thanks to generous sponsors like my employer, family, and friends we CRUSHED our initial goal to raise $500 and finished the month with over $1,132 raised for this worthy cause!

Couple of notes I wanted to share with you about this challenge:
1. We committed to do this as a family and it was AWESOME! There is something about riding bikes together that is just totally fun. We had to make special plans & effort to get out in the midst of our busy summer schedule. Brandon didn’t even get out of school until June 14! We saw great benefits to seeing our goal through to the end and had a great time doing it together.


2. Exploring our surroundings on bike is the best. We cruised new neighborhoods in our area, visited our favorite Toledo Metroparks and even rode the brand new mountain bike trail at Oak Openings. That was my favorite! Can you believe Angie did this?!? (You gotta hear this video to get the full effect, lol!)

3. It’s not easy to ride this far. Poor Angie strained her quad pretty bad and had to miss a fair bit of the riding. She was really bummed about that. Brandon & I pressed on without her to meet our goal. It was the most he’d ridden in a month by far!
4. Cancer sucks. As hard as it is to keep pedaling sometimes – that 22 mile ride we did together in the blazing heat was a doozy – it is nothing compared to what these poor kids have to go through for their treatments. Thinking of them is what kept us going.


5. Doing healthy activities like riding bikes feels really good. Doing healthy activities as a family is super fun. Doing healthy activities together in order to help others is AWESOME! Having a plan to follow, a goal to reach, and a special reason to do it are all great ways to keep motivated too.

6. How could I forget about our 8 seconds of fame?!? Because we were able to reach a fundraising milestone early in the month, we had our photo featured on a Times Square billboard! How cool is that?

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We’re Gonna Pedal To Kick Cancer’s Butt!

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We have entered Team Quadzilla in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids’ cancer!

We invite you to join us to ride throughout June. This is what we call Ride With Purpose!

How does Great Cycle Challenge work? You set yourself a ride target and pedal it down over the month, logging your miles via a free app which is linked to your personal rider page. It’s super simple and totally FREE to join. You don’t have to be an experienced cyclist, and there is no minimum mileage requirement to pedal.

Angie, Brandon, and I are planning to ride a few days a week with our mind on the kids fighting cancer. Like us, I’m sure you know someone who is battling cancer. We are happy to know that the donations we raise help cancer research and care for these precious kids.

The Great Cycle Challenge already has 28,747 riders signed up from every state across the country. The goal for this year’s event is to raise $4 million for cancer research to develop better treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer. Why? Because 42 kids are diagnosed with cancer every day in the United States, and 38 children die every week. We’re riding together to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve and save little lives.

As we say in Great Cycle Challenge…kids should be living life, NOT fighting for it.

Hey, This is a great excuse to get on your bike! Do something healthy for yourself AND help others at the same time!

And it’s all for a great cause, to fight kids’ cancer.

To join our team, check out our team page below:

I hope you can join Quadzilla and pedal with us this June to end childhood cancer. Please comment below to let us know your interest, or if you have any questions.

Finally, if pedaling to fight kids cancer is not your thing, but you still want to help, please click the DONATE tab in the link above to submit your tax deductible gift on our behalf. Thanks in advance for your generous gift!