Jake Riezz

Jake Riezz
I'm getting out of my comfort zone by biking almost 600km from Waterloo to Ottawa, all in the name of kicking cancer's butt!
I've Ridden 1,116.1 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 74th
  • Province: 40th in ON
I've raised $5,535 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

My Story

19 Aug 2020

I'm not what you would call a professional cyclist. Before this challenge, my longest ride has been a (very) casual sight-seeing 45km day trip. I saw GCC as a fun way to challenge myself for a great cause, have a little fun along the way, and maybe even get some neat swag out of it. So I signed up. And then something crazy got into my head...

End of August, I am biking almost 600km from Waterloo to Ottawa in the name of kicking cancer's butt!

I'm blessed to have phenomenal people in my life who have donated to the cause, given me advice, and expressed interest in being part of the journey. My goal is to spread good vibes, accomplish a seemingly daunting feat, and have fun - all while shedding light on a tough topic and helping make a difference in a few children's lives.

My Challenge

  • 114.1 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Saturday, September 19, 2020
    Map
    Logged this ride 37 days ago
  • Huge Success Thank You!!
    31 Aug 2020

    Thank you to everyone who helped achieve our goal! From the people who helped along the way, to the people who donated, to the people who spread the word and the love, I couldn't have done this epic journey without you. Much love! 🤙

    Huge Success Thank You!!
    Posted 56 days ago
  • 86.0 km ride - Toodle to Parliament and Back - August 30, 2020

    From Stittsville to Parliament Hill

    Logged this ride 56 days ago
  • 17.0 km ride - Break 1000 - August 31, 2020

    From Stittsville to Stittsville

    Logged this ride 56 days ago
  • Survived the Journey
    28 Aug 2020

    Yesterday evening was a day for the books!! Rolled into Stittsville completing my 605km journey!! Made great time, met great people, and caught up with so many wonderful familiar faces along the way. My family surprised me with a hero's welcome. Love the good vibes!!

    Survived the Journey
    Posted 59 days ago
  • 105.0 km ride - Day 7 Waterloo to Ottawa - August 27, 2020

    From Chaffey's Lock to Stittsville

    Logged this ride 59 days ago
  • 104.0 km ride - Day 6 Waterloo to Ottawa - August 26, 2020

    From Picton to Chaffey's Lock

    Logged this ride 59 days ago
  • $5,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $5,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 61 days ago
  • New High Score!
    25 Aug 2020

    Great to have hit a 250 day yesterday! Way ahead of my proposed itinerary!

    New High Score!
    Posted 62 days ago
  • 250.0 km ride - Day 4 Toronto to Picton - August 24, 2020

    From Toronto to Picton

    Logged this ride 62 days ago
  • 28.0 km ride - Toodle Around West Toronto - August 23, 2020

    From Etobicoke to Yorkville

    Logged this ride 64 days ago
  • 114.0 km ride - Day 2 Cambridge to Etobicoke - August 22, 2020

    From Cambridge to Etobicoke

    Logged this ride 65 days ago
  • 32.0 km ride - Day 1 Waterloo to Cambridge - August 21, 2020

    From Waterloo to Cambridge

    Logged this ride 65 days ago
  • 10.0 km ride - Round trip to Vincenzos - August 20, 2020

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 67 days ago
  • 10.0 km ride - Morning errands - August 20, 2020

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 67 days ago
  • 13.0 km ride - Ride to Kitchener to pick up work supplies - August 17, 2020

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 68 days ago
  • 13.0 km ride - Winning a bet with a filing cabinet - August 16, 2020

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 70 days ago
  • Upping my fundraising goal!!
    17 Aug 2020

    This is unbelievable! I cannot stress how awesome everyone has been! I started this challenge hoping to raise $500. I am now feasibly shooting for $5000 because we keep crushing the goal!! Love the vibe!! <3

    Posted 70 days ago
  • 12.0 km ride - Run some errands on the bike - August 15, 2020

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 72 days ago
  • 9.0 km ride - Putter around Waterloo - August 14, 2020

    From Univeristy of Waterloo to University of Waterloo

    Logged this ride 72 days ago
  • Made the papers!!
    15 Aug 2020

    So excited KitchenerToday did a spotlight on my planned bike adventure!

    https://www.kitchenertoday.com/local-news/resident-biking-over-700km-to-raise-money-for-childrens-cancer-research-2-photos-2640225

    Posted 72 days ago
  • $2,500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $2,500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 74 days ago
  • Upping my ride goal!
    13 Aug 2020

    My goal has always been to ride the 500ish km from Waterloo to Ottawa, but since the challenge is based on total mileage, I need to up my challenge goal to account for all my other rides, so now 750km is more realistic!

    Posted 74 days ago
  • 27.0 km ride - Test Ride the Whip & Shopping Trip! - Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    Map
    Logged this ride 75 days ago
  • 10.0 km ride - Putter Around Waterloo - August 8, 2020

    From University of Waterloo to University of Waterloo

    Logged this ride 77 days ago
  • Upping the fundraising goal!
    9 Aug 2020

    Let's go for being a GCC Hero and shoot for fundraising $2500!!

    Posted 78 days ago
  • Upping the fundraising goal!
    9 Aug 2020

    Let's go for being a GCC Hero and shoot for fundraising $2500!!

    Posted 78 days ago
  • Upping the fundraising goal!
    9 Aug 2020

    Let's go for being a GCC Hero and shoot for fundraising $2500!!

    Posted 78 days ago
  • Upping the fundraising goal!
    9 Aug 2020

    Let's go for being a GCC Hero and shoot for fundraising $2500!!

    Posted 78 days ago
  • Upping the fundraising goal!
    9 Aug 2020

    Let's go for being a GCC Hero and shoot for fundraising $2500!!

    Posted 78 days ago
  • Upping the fundraising goal!
    9 Aug 2020

    Let's go for being a GCC Hero and shoot for fundraising $2500!!

    Upping the fundraising goal!
    Posted 78 days ago
  • Upping the fundraising goal!
    9 Aug 2020

    Let's go for being a GCC Hero and shoot for fundraising $2500!!

    Upping the fundraising goal!
    Posted 78 days ago
  • 12.0 km ride - Bike Tour of Montreal - August 2, 2020

    From Downtown Montreal to Downtown Montreal

    Logged this ride 80 days ago
  • 150.0 km ride - Attempted Montreal to Ottawa - August 3, 2020

    From Montreal to Papineauville

    Logged this ride 80 days ago
  • New High Score!!
    3 Aug 2020

    Attempted a solo ride from Montreal to Ottawa. Made it to Papineauville before hitting catastrophic rim failure. Still hit a new high score of 150km in a single ride, plus learned a bunch for my 500km ride later this month!!

    New High Score!!
    Posted 84 days ago
  • $1,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $1,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 96 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 121 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $250 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 121 days ago
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