Kyle Waczko

2years
Kyle Waczko
Cancer is the largest killer of kids in Canada, 27 children are diagnosed every week. Please donate now and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer!
I've Ridden 128.8 km My goal is 500 km
My Rankings
  • National: 1846th
  • Province: 105th in MB
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $1,076.50 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

My Story

This August, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!

Why? Because right now, over 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer every year, and it's the biggest killer of children from disease in Canada.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

So I am raising funds through my challenge to help these kids and support SickKids Foundation to allow them to continue their work in developing treatments and finding a cure for childhood cancer.

Please support me by making a donation to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

Your support will change little lives.

Thank you.

Kyle

My Challenge

  • 8.3 km ride - Ride to the beach - Friday, August 12, 2022
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    Logged this ride 4 days ago
  • 91.7 km ride - Ride to the market for a dip....pine ridge hollow market in birds Hill park. - Friday, August 12, 2022
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    Logged this ride 5 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 6 days ago
  • 28.9 km ride - Ride to the Rodeo - Sunday, August 7, 2022
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    Logged this ride 9 days ago
  • RTTL for Ducks Unlimited
    18 Jul 2022

    Wow....beauty ride from Winnipeg to Kenora with some of the best cyclist conservation has ever seen! Of course without volunteers this could never happen!!! Cheers to everyone involved and thanks for everyone's support. You can still donate to my page, all proceeds to DU you also get a tax receipt!! https://support.ducks.ca/fundraiser/3939036

    RTTL for Ducks Unlimited
    Posted 30 days ago
  • Final Destination
    8 Jul 2022

    So from Giroux where I started this year's "Great Cycle Challenge Canada" promo tour, was at the remains of what once was "Phillips Magical Paradise" a place of wonder and magic. Phillip Hornan inspired the place that his parents Marilyn and Gordon made into a legacy for their son. A place where everyone could go to enjoy the wonders of magic. Taken much too soon like many others, at the age of only 15, from a cancer that no kid should have to worry about or spending their little lives fighting.

    It was a great battle for myself not being able to get out practicing as much because of the weather...but in my mind, when rain was pouring down on me, when the inclines were at their toughest, when the Prarie highway seemed there was no end in sight, I fought. As hard as these kids have to fight through the pain and the treatments, I rode on for them. I never got off my bike when things got tough I pedaled harder. They don't have a choice. I kept on for them. Making it to Wasagaming and meeting my family there gets a little emotional. Completing a ride I never would have contemplated a year and a half ago. 450km, almost 3, 100 mile century rides back to back to back. My muscles are repairing themselves and the pull in my hamstring seems to be getting better for my upcoming Ride from Winnipeg to Kenora next Friday.

    To put an end to this trip until August, was a visit...to none other than the Worlds Greatest and Most Dangerous Escape Artist on the PLANET! DEAN GUNNARSON! A full circle trip for me because Dean inspired Phillip to be the magician and escape artist he was and without that touch of magic, perhaps "Phillips Magical Paradise" may not have been. May not have been there to inspire decades of kids and adults alike to feel that magic and wonder. Dean took me and my family through the wonders he's collected along the years in "the Morgue" and the many props and stories of his career and upcoming escapes. He introduced us to "the King", "Bubbles", "Mary" and even ended up getting locked in one of his many cages! Dean, aquiring many of Phillips items from the Magic Museum, has made a beautiful home for the memories that we have made as a family in Giroux from the magical paradise. And just like the magic museum, every visit you will see something different. Thank you Dean for being such a positive end to this endeavour.

    Check out my fundraising page at https://greatcyclechallenge.ca/Riders/KyleWaczko for all my blogs from this epic trip and consider making a donation to the cause.

    Final Destination
    Posted 39 days ago
  • Alonsa to Wasagaming
    5 Jul 2022

    Early riser once again, scoping out the weather....never trust a weatherman! Again...showing showers...more imminent around 11. Mom cooked an egg and toast, had a coffee and hit the road at 7. A smooth ride into McCreary and off to the town of Riding Mountain. Stopped for a rest because I knew what was in front of me. Elevation change...lots of it starting off at Birnie hill. I always thought as a kid that would be such a fun hill to ride down, never actually thought of going back up it though. Felt a slight glute pull on my right but not enough to slow me down....yet. Elevation happens quick in the riding mountains, and the literal pain in my ass was getting worse. Turning into a cramp and just a nagging pain I could've packed it all in and just jumped in the truck. Maybe a little stubborn but I could not give up...not when all the little warriors I'm riding for have to go to one more appointment, one more chemo treatment, one more restless night. I kept on. Getting to Erickson before my next stop. By then Rebecca and my daughter Danika caught up and were able to switch with Mom and Dad who followed me to that point. My but muscle extremely sore at this point but only 22 km to go. The mind is a crazy thing, able to do things never imagined, if you put your mind to it and cancel out the negatively you can do it! Making it to Wasagaming at 130 not bad at all, only an hour from my projected time. What an effort and hopefully reading this pushes you to make a donation to my fundraising page. https://greatcyclechallenge.ca/Riders/KyleWaczko

    This ends my promo tour for the Great Cycle Challenge, and I look forward to August where I will be riding once again, 500km for putting an end childhood cancer.

    Alonsa to Wasagaming
    Posted 42 days ago
  • Portage to Alonsa
    4 Jul 2022

    Well....what a start. The rain was pouring at 6am. Didn't matter where I looked it was rain...alot of rain. A quick break in the drizzle and I took off. Realizing after about 12 km in I forgot my waist bag containing Id, credit card cash.....f@ck. Back to the house for my belongings and now a light drizzle from that point on. Surprising how much water kicks up and how quickly soaked you become. Shoes, gloves... back. Making it to Westbourne I made a call to my dad to come out in support, in case I get swamped. Meeting me by Langruth...it's mighty easy to give up when a warm truck shows up to save you from the impending rain, and your demoralized from the bad start to the day. It would only get worse...but I kept on. Going through my mind, the pain and agony and time that it takes for children going through treatment. Cozy at home...having to go to a cold hospital when all they want to do is live a normal life. Playing, watching tv, learning a new recipie, fighting with siblings, getting filthy. Cuddling with mom and dad. But they have to fight, doesn't matter what the weather is or how uncomfortable it is. They do it to hopefully ring that bell and get better.

    Rain hammering down, making it to Amaranth and having a quick visit with my aunt, then stopping at Silver Ridge, a few more donations, and finally getting to Alonsa, my days destination. As tired as I was, when you know that finish line is close, I rode out the last few miles as fast as when I started. Thanks to all that met me, that donated to this great cause. I stuck to my schedule and made it. The most grueling ride of my short career as a cyclist. No fair weather rider here! If you missed me along the way or would like to donate please go to my page https://greatcyclechallenge.ca/Riders/KyleWaczko

    Keep up to date and check out my blogs along the way!

    Kids need to be enjoying life, not fighting for it!!

    Portage to Alonsa
    Posted 43 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 43 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 43 days ago
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