2019 National Rider Blogs

Follow our National Riders and Volunteers as they embark on this incredible 18 day journey across Canada on behalf of childhood cancer. Follow their stories and see how it impacts their lives:


 

A little more than 5 Days….

In less than a week the 2019 National Kids Cancer Ride (the NKCR) kicks off, and we will begin our ride across Canada to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer research. Up to this point, it has been a whirlwind of training rides, fundraising, and dealing with the insanity...
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A little more cowbell

Cowbell brewery in Blyth, ON. So cool.Cowbell was a bright spot in my last long ride before the NKCR.I spent over 6 hours battling with a strong and persistent headwind and this guy to stay on my bike. Ridiculous. Kept going back to the kids who don’t have an option...
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Tapering

So the work has been done. Now it’s time to rest, ensure mental state is right and gear is in top shape for the ride across.I’m taking time to spend time with folks important to me and who have helped me with this adventure.9 sleeps until Vancouver. 11 sleeps before...
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10 Years Ago…

10 years ago I had the privilege of being an itinerant teacher for Sarah Fairbairn while she was undergoing treatment for AML (Acute Myeloid Lukemia) at LHSC. Sadly, Sarah passed away a year later in 2010. She would be turning 24 years old on August 21st. Yesterday, during a visit...
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Summary from week 31

400km for week 31. Body and bike continue to just work. I rode alot in the Niagara Region this week and could spend hours watching the ships going through the locks around Thorold. Incredible yet simple engineering. Brilliant!! Bikes and grapes. Also brilliant. I’ve spent 50 hours chasing that guy...
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Atlantic TFK

Wow. Great routes. Incredible views. Unforgettable people all volunteering and working to change the status quo for kids and families with cancer. Shout out to my new monster friend Ben. Thanks for looking after my gear and helping me with so much local knowledge! Charlotte get on that bike to...
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Love to ride to ride

2 wheels is a passion for me. Its challenging, exciting and yet relaxing, calming. Today it was just plain hot! Riding a scooter to go for a bicycle ride is so great. I’m priveledged. #beyondkidscancer

Alberta TFK

Wow. 3 days of incredible riding on some of the most scenic roads in Canada. The reason for the ride is to raise money specifically for research for children’s cancers. The start of each day came with another gut twisting story about cancer impacting a child and a family. It...
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July 8

Over 400km since July 1 and all systems are a go. Long solo rides challenge the brain and the body but the coast to coast cause ensures a focus to push through. Super excited to be traveling west for the tour for kids Alberta this weekend. Ride safely. Ride long....
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July 1, 2019

The preparation is getting real with 2 months left until we leave from Vancouver enroute to Halifax. July is going to be a busy and long month in the saddle. Easy and pain free compared to others though. Ride on.