Richard Teixeira

Richard Teixeira
In Canada 27 children are diagnosed weekly with Cancer. And face this disease. Join me & support this great cause.
I've Ridden 1,155.4 km to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 7th
  • Province: 4th in ON
I've raised $6,165 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

My Story

  • Jolene has something to say apparently twice due to technical difficulties.
    2 Jul 2017

    Jolene is happy to report we hit $5900 on June 30th and rode almost 1100 K.

    This supported the Great Cycle Challenge Canada for 2017 with 11000+ Canadian Cyclists for Kids Fighting Cancer through the Sick Kids Foundation.

    Similar initiatives took place in Australia and the USA. Jolene especially likes the GCC Jersey for kick cancers butt day and wants a cape next year hoping to fly and monitor dad's rides. Hmm,.

    Well it's almost time to take Jolene to the pet store for her two new toys as campaign manager. She likes moms pink Oakley Sunglasses and is negotiating for 2018.

    She wants to issue one more update with the final numbers for all of Canada since the links stay open until about July 28 allowing all participants to finish their committeed kilometres with challenging weather and record all their donations.

    Jolene and I thank you for your support and expect we will hit by then over $6000. Your all awesome. Sick Kids Foundation and the Kids fighting Cancer Thank you from the bottom of their hearts.

    How did Justin Beaver Photobomb us?

    Jolene has something to say apparently twice due to technical difficulties.
    Posted 50 days ago
  • 80.9 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, July 1, 2017
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  • 55.4 km ride - Morning Ride - Friday, June 30, 2017
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  • Last Day Ride 18 Bonus Ride Maybe if we get a little break from the rain this afternoon
    30 Jun 2017

    Jolene says it would be nice to have a celebration ride to thank all our supporters for the great messages and funds to exceed our $5000 stretch goal. Great Friends and Family made this a great event the Great Cycle Challenge Canada and most importantly were part of the successful effort that has reached its $2.0 million goal with 11,476 Canadian Riders who have ridden 1,289,034 kilometers. This support has a direct impact on 1400 Canadian Children who are diagnosed with Cancer every year. Kids with Cancer, Adults with Cancer, Kids and Adults who survived Cancer rode in this ride. What a Community. Canada Rocks - this is who we are. One more update coming tomorrow. Jolene and I thank you again for your support in 2017. Your awesome.

    Last Day Ride 18 Bonus Ride Maybe if we get a little break from the rain this afternoon
    Posted 52 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 53 days ago
  • 110.3 km ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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  • RIDE 17 DEDICATED TO OWEN #RidingForOwen
    27 Jun 2017

    We bill riding the Mid-Week Classic with my Friends at DCC and target over 100k which should put me over the 1000k Goal and glad to report we are at $4732 so real close to the $5000 mark for June 30. June 30th should be the bonus ride. Thanks for your support for kids like Owen it makes every ride worthwhile.

    Owen's Story:

    13-year old Owen was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia 4 years ago. He finished his treatment and was cancer-free, but just 4 months ago, Owen relapsed.

    For the past few months, Owen has been going through intense chemotherapy in hospital to get ready for a bone marrow transplant. But just last week, his family received the news...

    Owen's chemo is not working. He has leukemia cells in his bone marrow. Everyone was shocked to discover this. He is not able to proceed to bone marrow transplant without being in remission. This is an unexpected setback.

    His mom told us, "The shock has worn off...I think. We are blown away by how amazing our doctors are, and how quickly they acted. Owen just got into a trial for CAR T-cell immunotherapy.”

    This is a very new treatment and Owen has been accepted into a trial. He will be the second kid at the hospital to have this treatment in Canada and thankfully, will not need to travel to the US for treatment. The family is hopeful that this will get Owen into remission and then he will be able to continue with the bone marrow transplant as originally planned.

    So, this incredible family is getting ready to start the fight all over again.

    and across Canada we are tagging this ride so he knows we are Riding for Owen.

    RIDE 17 DEDICATED TO OWEN   #RidingForOwen
    Posted 55 days ago
  • 57.1 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 25, 2017
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  • Ride 16 Easy Rolling
    25 Jun 2017

    Today we ride Priscilla the more relaxed Specialed Roubaix while Boris the Tarmac gets safety checked. Dedicating the ride to a special little fighter in the neighbourhood whose grandfather Brian I met yesterday. May all the little children also win their fight of Kids Fighting Cancer.

    Ride 16 Easy Rolling
    Posted 57 days ago
  • 77.8 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 24, 2017
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  • RIde 15 Planned for 24th dedicated to Nora.
    23 Jun 2017

    Ride 15 is dedicated to the memory of Carol Ann Jessiman's mom: Nora who passed away June 10th at 88 (Brossard Quebec). Carol Ann a good friend, drilled into my head last year some real good safe lessons on group ridding in the Skills Group at DCC. Being part of SJA Ontario, Safety is always a priority so thanks Carol and our target is 100k with DCC ride and my little additions to the Relaxo ride.

    RIde 15 Planned for 24th dedicated to Nora.
    Posted 59 days ago
  • 61.7 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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  • Ride 14 planned for after work with Friends from Dornellas Cycling Club & our Wed. night crew.
    21 Jun 2017

    So going to remember on tonight's ride those we have lost to cancer in Friends and Family Circle including but not limited to: Alan, Lane, Donna P., Casey M., Donna H., Joanne, Jimmy, Larry B., Vincent G.

    We are over 700k now or 31 hours and 21 minutes on the bike this month. So looking to add at least 50k tonight and then plan the remaining days strategy around the long term weather forecast. Lets support those Kids and Adults Fighting Cancer. See you on the road.

    Ride 14 planned for after work with Friends from Dornellas Cycling Club & our Wed. night crew.
    Posted 61 days ago
  • Ride 13 is in the books and finished with about 4k to go in the rain as expected
    21 Jun 2017

    Special thanks to all my sponsors dedicated this ride to the organizing group at Sick Kids Foundation who do a great job from before to the end of this June Great Cycle Challenge and keep the Kids and their families updated all month. With 712 K completed of the 1000K and over $4400 raised we decided to raise my fund raising goal to $5k until end of the month. I am pretty sure we can get there and I will ride double rides before and after work if the weather challenges the finish date. But thanks again to all Friends and Family for the support its been fantastic but most important it all helps the Fight Against Cancer for these kids and really the fight against Cancer overall. Thanks Again. Picture below is Sundays ride but we as wet today or more with the rain, sort of getting used to it, lol.

    Ride 13 is in the books and finished with about 4k to go in the rain as expected
    Posted 62 days ago
  • 32.4 km ride - Evening Ride - Tuesday, June 20, 2017
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  • Update Report for June 17th Fathers Day after Ride 12 for GCC
    18 Jun 2017

    Thanks to all the supporters and little challenges going on with friends and family. It's amazing the support I am receiving to Fight Kids Cancer on the Great Cycle Challenge Canada for 2017. Your support is very humbling and with about 11,000 plus riders in Canada I seem to be ranked in top 15 in Canada and top 10 in Ontario in fund raising. This is truly amazing and really gives me the drive to do the next 320.1 K by end of the month.

    As I thought with weather conditions its going to be down to the last week to do the total 1000k. But its going to happen thanks to your encouragement and what this event contributes to fighting cancer.

    See you on the road and on Facebook more updates and photos to come. Then we have to take Jolene to Pet Valu and get that new toy, right Jolene!

    Update Report for June 17th Fathers Day after Ride 12 for GCC
    Posted 64 days ago
  • 32.0 km ride - GCC Ride 12 Fathers Day Garmin Recorded did not synch with Strava - Sunday, June 18, 2017
    Logged this ride 64 days ago
  • Ride 12 Fathers Day Memorial Ride for Kids Fighting Cancer and the Great Cycle Challnge
    18 Jun 2017

    Happy Fathers day and let us remember our Fathers today. So dedicating this to my Father Albert, and my Fatherinlaw Casey whom both are no longer with us. It will be a short ride re: weather will turn ugly at 9 a.m.

    Ride 12 Fathers Day Memorial Ride for Kids Fighting Cancer and the Great Cycle Challnge
    Posted 64 days ago
  • 37.5 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 17, 2017
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  • Ride 11 Quick pre SJA Investiture Coffee Run dedicated to Memory of my Aunts
    17 Jun 2017

    This ride will be in memory of Aunt Emily, Donna, Babe, Marie, and Agnes and my Mother.

    Ride 11 Quick pre SJA Investiture Coffee Run dedicated to Memory of my Aunts
    Posted 65 days ago
  • Special Update between Ride 10 and Ride 11
    16 Jun 2017

    Wow is all I can say. Thanks to your generosity yesterday and this month I am at $3616. I have had my portion of matching funds applied by a major donor Jake of $682 who contributed to this the Great Cycle Challenge for Kids Fighting Cancer -- $200,000 yesterday! I am at 610.4 K of my 1000km commitment for June 30 and part of something much bigger. There are 11,467 riders who so far have raised $1,784,444 this year riding 692,118 km across this Country. But more important the Kids and their Parents get excited with a lot of the updates and the fact there are people like you contributing both emotionally and with funding to improve the fight these kids are facing today.

    So to do my part and work with Jake I am adding $385 after I post this to go up to $4000 and bring the match for yesterday from 64.34% to 100% of your generous donations. Now Jolene is telling me there are more updates and pictures coming and she is waiting to go to Pet Value and pick a new toy out after I hit 1000k. A deal is a deal Jolene!

    Special Update between Ride 10 and Ride 11
    Posted 66 days ago
  • 36.3 km ride - Morning Ride - Friday, June 16, 2017
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  • Ride 10 Hoping to get out early morning 05:30 a.m. before work
    16 Jun 2017

    Looks like almost one week of rain and rain/thunderstorm forecasted so will do my best to get multiple short rides (35k) to keep things moving on the run to 1000k. Thanks again for your support. Ride 10 will be a big thank you for all my great sponsors for this June Ride to Fight Kids Cancer. Jolene got tired today and is now saying get to sleep if your getting up early. But what a day we almost hi my $3k goal and with matching funds should easily surpass once they calculate my portion of the $200k from on generous sponsor today.

    Ride 10 Hoping to get out early morning 05:30 a.m. before work
    Posted 66 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 67 days ago
  • Ride 9 Completed dedicated to all the 11000 Canadian cyclists in this Great Cycling Challenge
    15 Jun 2017

    Tomorrow is a special day where up to $200,000 will be provided to the ride to match donations tomorrow. So it's a good day to sponsor me and support Kids Fighting Cancer in Canada'. Lets Kick Cancers Butt!!

    Ride 9 Completed dedicated to all the 11000 Canadian cyclists in this Great Cycling Challenge
    Posted 68 days ago
  • 61.7 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, June 14, 2017
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  • 35.7 km ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, June 13, 2017
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  • Ride 8 Back on looks like Rain Stopped so Pre work ride is on to hit half way mark and pass some energy onto to Mike P.
    13 Jun 2017

    This ride is to pass some energy on to Mike P. All you Neiler's. This is Mikes First Chemo day. Let's send some positive energy over to Mike.

    Ride 8 Back on looks like Rain Stopped so Pre work ride is on to hit half way mark and pass some energy onto to Mike P.
    Posted 69 days ago
  • Ride 8 For Great Cycling Challenge 2017 Delayed due to rain
    13 Jun 2017

    Was looking forward to early morning ride on a busy day but Mother Nature wants my grass to be fully recovered from last year so we will wait until tomorrow to hit the halfway mark on the 1000k. Expecting Wed. and Thursday to be be productive days. Special announcement coming Thursday for kick cancers butt day.

    Ride 8 For Great Cycling Challenge 2017 Delayed due to rain
    Posted 69 days ago
  • Rest day for Day 12 Did Ride 7 On Sunday
    12 Jun 2017

    Approaching the half way mark likely on Tuesday. Ridden 477 to date. Reached 61% of my fund raising goal for the Kids Fighting Cancer. Keeping real close to the average I need. of 34k a day to hit 1000.

    So likely some more 5:30 a.m. rides coming to ensure we make most of the time we have for the month of June. Thanks for your support. Spread the word every $10 helps. Thanks again for your support.

    Rest day for Day 12 Did Ride 7 On Sunday
    Posted 70 days ago
  • 77.5 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 11, 2017
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  • 91.3 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 10, 2017
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  • Ride 6 GCC - Riding For Fighting Cancer for the Kids in parallel with my DCC friends in Ride to Conquer Cancer this weekend
    10 Jun 2017

    Let's end this disease, for Adults and the Kids and remember those we have lost to this disease today.

    Ride 6 GCC - Riding For Fighting Cancer for the Kids in parallel with my DCC friends in Ride to Conquer Cancer this weekend
    Posted 72 days ago
  • 44.6 km ride - Evening Ride - Thursday, June 8, 2017
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  • Ride 5 Starts soon nice night out.
    8 Jun 2017

    This ride will be dedicated to all my uncles memories that are no longer with us.

    Uncle Fred, Uncle Nicky, Uncle Vince, Uncle Jimmy, Uncle Al and Uncle Antonio,

    Ride 5 Starts soon nice night out.
    Posted 74 days ago
  • 35.5 km ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, June 7, 2017
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  • Ride 4 Riding a few extra K before work for Neave Alderson
    7 Jun 2017

    Our buddy Neave was off to hospital and she was in surgery from 9:30am June 6 Tuesday to remove her port, I shared on Facebook photo and here also, where she is in the backseat of the car earlier this morning, being her typical awesome self. :)

    Her mom shared She is very worried that her surgery will get in the way of her going for a ride to get her kilometres logged for today and tomorrow. She even went for a ride on Saturday night and clocked 4km to try and make up for what she'll miss, because she's so determined to reach her 30km target...what a SUPERHERO!

    Well, we think we can help Neave out. And in 5 hours I will be on a pre-work ride for Neave.

    Neave, we'll worry about riding this week, you just focus on your recovery so you can KICK CANCER'S BUTT!

    Ride 4 Riding a few extra K before work for Neave Alderson
    Posted 75 days ago
  • June 5, 2017 Rest day
    5 Jun 2017

    After pretty busy riding weekend and wet weather we will recover and rest tonight.

    June 5, 2017 Rest day
    Posted 77 days ago
  • 80.2 km ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 4, 2017
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  • For Ride 3 will Ride in Ride 4 Styles
    4 Jun 2017

    Riding in Ride4Styles to remember Constable Garret Styles and Supt. Mark Grant tomorrow morning. Likely switching bikes for the expected weather. Hoping to complete 70K for the Great Cycling Challenge to help Kids Fight Cancer.

    Here is the route:

    Long Route : 70 km

    Start: CSV (3291 Stouffville Rd.) Styles Memorial (481 Herald)

    1. CSV to Stouffville Road

    2. Right – Stouffville Road (East)

    3. Left - Kennedy Road (North)

    4. Right- Vivian Road (East)

    5. Left – McCowan (North)

    6. Right – Herald Road (East)

    7. Memorial

    8. Herald Road (West)

    9. Right – McCowan (North)

    10. To Ravenshoe/McCowan Rd

    11. McCowan Rd (South)

    12. Right – Vivian (West)

    13. Left – Kennedy (South)

    14. Left – Stouffville Road (West)

    15. Left – Entrance to CSV

    Posted 78 days ago
  • 115.1 km ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 3, 2017
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  • 32.4 km ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 1, 2017
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  • $1,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 88 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 137 days ago
  • 6 Apr 2017

    This June, 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.

    Richard

    Posted 137 days ago
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