In two years, a community of 39,284 riders has ridden a total of 3,397,199 miles, raising $4,717,515 in support of childhood cancer research.
Writer: Carly Terwilliger
On June 1, people of all ages and abilities from every state across the country challenged themselves to fight kids’ cancer throughout June.
Now in its third year, Great Cycle Challenge USA is a national Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) fundraising initiative held in June. Why? Because over 15,700 American children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and sadly, 38 children die every week.
In two years, a community of 39,284 riders has ridden a total of 3,397,199 miles, raising $4,717,515 in support of research to develop better treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer.
The concept is simple – set a personal riding goal of miles to pedal in June and ride throughout the month to achieve your target, tracking your progress online through a personal profile page. All ages. All fitness levels. Any location across the United States.
Participants log their miles throughout June via the free app, Strava, MapMyRide, their personal GPS device or manually through their profile page.
“We’re riding to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve, and we believe that any one individual can make their personal impact to fight cancer and save little lives,” said an organization representative. “So we’re calling on all Americans to get on their bikes this June and join our movement to kick cancer’s butt!”
For more information, or to sign up, visit greatcyclechallenge.com.
Photo courtesy Great Cycle Challenge USA