Michael Riseley

2years
Michael Riseley
In Australia, 3 children die of cancer every week. Please sponsor me and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer and save little lives!
I've Ridden 516.0 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 151st
  • Province: 80th in ON
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $4,953.53 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

My Story

29 Jul 2022

In 2021 during the pandemic, I let my physical health deteriorate to the point I was at my heaviest weight in my life which impacted me both physically and mentally. As a result, I decided to invest in my personal health and got an indoor exercise bike.

The Great Cycle Challenge first came onto my radar last year when my sister, Kristi Morrison, started the challenge. As it is for a great cause and would give me something to strive for in my riding journey, I decided to take part in the challenge that year.

In 2021, I began my riding journey with a goal of 500km in the month of August and $500 in fundraised donations. In the end, my expectations were shattered as I met my riding goal and raised over $1,600. It never ceased to amaze me how many people have touch points with this great organization and how generous everyone is.

As a result, for 2022, my goal is to reach another 500km ridden in the month of August and to reach $1,000 in fundraised donations. As with last year, Brooke and I will match donations but, this time, we will match all donations made up to $1,000. So, if you want to double your impact to a great organization, we invite you to donate!

My Challenge

  • 2022 Final Update
    30 Aug 2022

    With the end of August 2022 now approaching, I just wanted to provide one last update on the Great Cycle Challenge for Sick Kids. As of yesterday, I am happy to say that I have met my cycling goal and was able to ride 516km in the month of August. It has been great to have motivation to get cycling once again and my hope is to take advantage of that momentum and continue cycling into the Fall.

    At the same time, I wanted to provide a big thank you to everyone who has donated to Sick Kids and has sponsored my ride this month. Going into the month, my goal was to reach $2,000 which would have been a nice improvement over 2021's fundraising total of approximately $1,600. I would have never guessed that I would reach just under $5,000! Thank you again to everyone for their generosity once again! Every donation made will definitely make a difference!

    Posted 91 days ago
  • 26.5 km ride - August 29, 2022
    Logged this ride 93 days ago
  • 25.0 km ride - August 28, 2022
    Logged this ride 94 days ago
  • 37.7 km ride - August 27, 2022
    Logged this ride 95 days ago
  • 25.3 km ride - August 25, 2022
    Logged this ride 97 days ago
  • 43.4 km ride - August 24, 2022
    Logged this ride 98 days ago
  • 27.1 km ride - August 20, 2022
    Logged this ride 102 days ago
  • 33.1 km ride - August 19, 2022
    Logged this ride 103 days ago
  • Week #2 Update
    15 Aug 2022

    Another week into the Great Cycle Challenge by Sick Kids Foundation and we are now officially at the halfway point! While this was a busy week for cycling as I am now just under 300km on my cycling journey, it was notably busier on the fundraising front. Once again I have been astounded by the generosity of so many people as I can now say my fundraising goal has been absolutely crushed. Between Kick Cancer's Butt Day, our matching donation and everyone else's donations, I am very happy to say that we have raised over $4,500. Going into this year's challenge, my hope was to raise $2,000 for Sick Kids Foundation so it goes without saying how surprised I was to reach this mark. Thank you again to all of those who have donated so far!

    If you have had a chance yet to support to this great cause, there is still plenty of time to get your donation in!

    Posted 106 days ago
  • 28.9 km ride - August 14, 2022
    Logged this ride 108 days ago

My Sponsors

  • Cliff’s Drywall Ltd
    “Thanks for supporting a great organization!”
    $1,035
    Received this donation 113 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thank you so much for your generous donation and support!!”
  • Kick Cancer's Butt Day matched donation
    “Here's your matched donation made possible by the generosity of long-time SickKids Foundation supporters, the Garron family. THANK YOU so much for your awesome efforts to kick cancer's butt!”
    $959.10
    Received this donation 110 days ago
  • Matt Holmes
    “Thanks for supporting Sick Kids Mike!”
    $517.50
    Received this donation 123 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thank you for the generous donation Matt!”
  • Matthew Schneider
    $250
    Received this donation 92 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thanks Matt for the generous donation! Hope you have been doing well!!”
  • Mark and Bev Riseley
    “Very proud of you cycling again for this great cause!”
    $155.25
    Received this donation 111 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thank you both, as always, for the donation and the support!!”
  • Holly Hatton
    “This fundraiser is very close to my heart. My daughter and I were frequent flyers to Sick Kids hospital for 10 years. I am proud of you Mike and thank you 😊”
    $124.20
    Received this donation 123 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thank you such much Holly for the donation and the support! I hope you have been doing well!!”
  • Kathy Foster
    $103.50
    Received this donation 119 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thanks so much Kathy for the donation and the support!”
  • Katie McLaughlin
    “Great job Mike!”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 114 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thanks Katie for the donation!!”
  • Matthew Savino
    $72.45
    Received this donation 118 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thanks Matthew for the donation!!”
  • Courtney Smith
    $51.75
    Received this donation 108 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thank you so much for the donation Courtney!”
  • Denise Thompson
    “Good cause”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 113 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thank you for the donation Mrs. Thompson!”
  • Hopkinson Stacey
    “Way to go Michael!!”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 114 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thanks so much Stacey for the donation!!”
  • Jeremy Whelan
    “My oldest boy has Type 1 and we deal with sick kids. Thanks Mike”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 92 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thank you so much for the donation. I am sorry to hear about your son but I am glad I am doing something that supports a great organization that is impacting someone I know! Hope you have been doing well!”
  • Katrina Harman
    $51.75
    Received this donation 117 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thank you so much for the donation!”
  • Linda Romig
    “Great cause Mike! Keep up the good work!”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 113 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thanks Linda for the donation, support and for spreading the word!!”
  • Linda Skilton
    “Way to go Mike.”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 111 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thank you Linda for the donation and the support!”
  • Nicole Truman
    $51.75
    Received this donation 103 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thank you so much Nicole for the donation!”
  • Shawn & Stephanie Thompson
    “Good luck Michael!”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 110 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thank you so much for the donation Shawn and Steph! I hope parenthood has been going well for you both so far!”
  • Jessica Lefley
    “Way to go Mike! Keep it up!”
    $41.40
    Received this donation 94 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thanks so much Jess!! Hope you have been doing well!!”
  • Richard Lepack
    “Way to go and for a good cause! Keep it up!”
    $25.88
    Received this donation 95 days ago
    Michael Riseley
    Michael
    “Thanks Richard for your support and the donation! Hope you have been doing well!!”
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