Great Cycle Challenge Information + Giveaway

More than 48,000 cyclists are gearing up this June to improve their health and have some fun during the fourth Great Cycle Challenge USA to fight kids’ cancer. The event benefits Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Starting April 3, cyclists of all ages and abilities can register for the month-long event at

Great Cycle Challenge encourages each rider to set a personal mileage goal for the month and ask their friends, family and colleagues to sponsor them to support their challenge. Participants can ride to work or on weekends, near home or while traveling, and bikes of all types can get involved – be it recumbent, stationary, tandem, tricycle or unicycle.

Founded in 2015, Great Cycle Challenge USA has quickly grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in the country. Over the past three years, more than 76,000 riders from 50 states have ridden 5 million miles while raising $9 million to support childhood cancer research. This year’s goal is for 48,000 riders to raise $5.5 million.

Mileage and fundraising are made easy through the Great Cycle Challenge app. Miles can also be tracked with MapMyRideStrava or added manually. Riders who register by April 20 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Specialized bike retailed at $4,200, and those who raise $500 will receive a 2018 Great Cycle Challenge USA jersey.

“Great Cycle Challenge is a great way to help children and families battling cancer while getting back something in return in the form of a fitter, healthier and more active you,” said Jim Leighton, Vice President of Events and Partnerships, Children’s Cancer Research Fund. “We’re calling on all Americans to help kick cancer’s butt this June by getting on their bikes and joining the Great Cycle Challenge.”

Proceeds from Great Cycle Challenge USA have helped jumpstart and advance research at some of the nation’s top childhood cancer research centers, including: Baylor College of Medicine; Children’s Hospital of Atlanta – Egleston; Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Johns Hopkins University; Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota; and others.

Help raise money for Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) through the 4th annual Great Cycle Challenge USA, a month-long nationwide fundraiser starting June 2. Riders set their own goals in terms of money raised and miles ridden throughout the month of June. Many people ride in honor of lost loved ones or kids currently battling cancer.

Why? Over 15,700 American children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and sadly, 38 children die every week.

The money raised through the Great Cycle Challenge goes to fund cancer research at local hospitals across the country

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