Richard Bone

Richard Bone
They've taken more than their pound of flesh from me, but they haven't taken my HEART! I may have cancer, but cancer doesn't have me!
I've Ridden 0.0 km ? My goal is 1,500 km
My Rankings
  • National: 3rd
  • Province: 1st in AB
I've raised $942 My goal is $5,000 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Ethan, Kylie, Bill and ME!

Ethan, Kylie, Bill and ME!

In Memory of Ethan Sadly, Ethan lost his battle in his Fathers' arms shortly after the end of the 2022 GCCC. Ethan Fleming, a young man I met early in my battle. He endured more than anyone should ever need to, let alone a child. He had grown into a handsome young man inspiring all around him, and beyond. From recurring cancer, to aggressive recurring infections, and several months long hospital stays, Ethan and his family showed a determination, and LOVE, that inspires all. R.I.P. Ethan, Thank You for all the inspiration. My Granddaughter Kylie "The Bug" does not have cancer, she has my heart, my soul, and every fiber of my life held in her little smile. (When she isn't being a terrorist) She is the Granddaughter I was never supposed to have met having been handed a terminal diagnosis in 2013. In Memory of Bill Konow I was introduced to Bill early in my battle. I was put in contact with Bill early in my own battles with cancer. He was a great source of support, and always encouraged me to ask the BIGGER questions, and to look deeper into where I was headed in my treatments. Never judgmental. Always kind and compassionate. Sadly lost his battle. R.I.P. Bill, Thank You so much for always being there to chat. "KONOW, Edward William (Bill) February 27, 1950 - January 13, 2023

My Story

14 Jan 2023

Why am I riding?

It's been a long, long, long decade......

2012 Stage IV Colon cancer mets to liver, lymph nodes - Removed 2/3 large intestine, 2 large chunks from liver, appendix and gall bladder

2013 June Terminal with 5% chance making it past 1 year.

2015 Bladder cancer

2016 bladder cancer

2017 Squamous Cell carcinoma throat, mouth, tongue - 19.5 hour surgery to remove L&R tonsils, part of tongue, left side of throat, soft pallet,

348 lymph nodes from neck, 6 weeks daily radiation

2018 bladder cancer, 2.5 years BCG Therapy

2022 May, bladder cancer, kidney tumor

2022 August 16, removed kidney, ureter, and small piece of bladder

In the 10+ years I have been fighting the various, sometimes repeating forms of cancer, I have learned a lot about myself, and how Strong a person can be when it is really needed.

Thank You from the bottom of my heart for your support. It really does mean the world to me, and so many others.

What's next? A crazy goal of riding my bike 1500km through Canada's Rocky Mountains.

#iamTheTrooper #NobodyFightsAlone #iwontbackdown #TomorrowsCoffee

My Challenge

  • Light Snow Falling? Let's GO!
    31 Jan 2023

    Piper and I were inspired by Zach Wells to get outside, brave the elements, and go for a ride! This was also the first ride with the dry bag attached. There'll be plenty more gear attached once the weather warms up.

    We managed an easy 4.2km ride/trot while giving a bit of a LIVE update on the GCCC FaceBook Group page.

    It was -10c for this little ride. Piper opted to hop back into the warm truck after our ride instead of posing for the camera.

    Light Snow Falling? Let's GO!
    Posted 6 days ago
  • Brrrrrr
    29 Jan 2023

    After a week of being very spoiled with warmer temperatures, and being outside more, and even getting a couple short bike rides in, it's now -18 and chilly!

    The recent Donations have been warming though!

    Posted 8 days ago
  • 3.7 km ride - Sunny Sunday Slow Ride - Sunday, January 22, 2023
    Logged this ride 15 days ago
  • The 2023 Winter Starter Ride!
    21 Jan 2023

    With the recent weather being absolutely AMAZING, we just had to get out for a ride!

    Piper gets a little stir-crazy when she doesn't get out to run off her energy. As soon as she saw the bike and her harness, she knew what we were doing.

    It was a short ride, but an awesome ride nonetheless. Average speed of 10km seems to be perfect for her to maintain an even trot.

    The 2023 Winter Starter Ride!
    Posted 16 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 20 days ago
  • Never Trust My Memory.....
    16 Jan 2023

    2023 is going to be an important year. I'd best keep a record..... so I bought a nice Page-A-Day Travel Journal!

    It is often said... "If you need anything, just ask..."

    I have asked few people for help over the years, but I'm foolish, and far too often allow my Pride to get in my own way, and don't usually reach out for help.

    This time I did.

    Yesterday I had the first of what will become many ZOOM chats with a couple of very helpful, compassionate, and way smarter than me in Social Media/Promotions etc. to talk about how we can raise as much $$$$ to fight children's cancers as possible.

    Thanks so much to Ashley and Brooke Turner for bringing your enthusiasm, and expertise to the ride of my lifetime.

    #iamTheTrooper #fuckcancer #nobodyfightsalone #iwontbackdown #tomorrowscoffee

    #Alberta #getoutsideab

    #Nature #Adventure

    #rideitout #marinbikescanada #marinbikes #madeforfun #marinpainemountain1 #Piney #GCCCanada #journaling

    Never Trust My Memory.....
    Posted 21 days ago
  • Forward We Roll!
    14 Jan 2023

    Roll? There wont actually be a whole lot of "rolling" happening until some warmer days with perhaps a little less snow and ice, but I will be trying to get out there to get better conditioned for the trip ahead!

    This is my earliest registration for the Great Cycle Challenge Canada, and I woke up to see that my cousin and her husband jumped at the opportunity to get the ball rolling with their individual, and AMAZING donations! Thank You both so very much! It means a whole lot to me to have your support!

    In "My Story" above I gave a synopsis of what I've been through over the past decade as part of WHY I am riding. I also set a goal of 1500km $5000. That's roughly $3.33/kilometer. We can do this! I also mentioned that 1500km was going to be through the Canadian Rockies. Yup. Am I crazy? You bet I am!

    While I was in hospital recovering from having my kidney removed last August, I felt inspired and stumbled upon what is called bikepacking/touring. Most notably a man named Ryan Van Duzer. His infectious attitude and over all personality caught my attention and I was hooked. I made some changes in life and bought a decent bike, and started making a plan.

    A plan to ride through the mountains along Forest Service Roads and converted rail trails. Mostly. There will be some paved sections, but not many. The scenery will be nothing short of SPECTACULAR!

    I will be using a SPOT Satellite device that will be linked to a Live-Time map for you to be able to check-in and see where I am along the way. That will start when the official ride recording starts in August.


    To learn more about the specific route.....

    Forward We Roll!
    Posted 23 days ago

My Sponsors

  • CLJ Contracting
    “good luck on ur adventure can’t wait to hear about it ”
    Received this donation 21 days ago
    Richard Bone
    “Thank You So Much! Stay Tuned ! ”
  • Dean Murray
    “Good luck”
    Received this donation 23 days ago
    Richard Bone
    “Thank You so much! You've kicked off this years' efforts with a bang! ”
  • Denis Bone
    “I wish I could do more, maybe in the future if things work out, certainly a worthy cause!”
    Received this donation 11 days ago
    Richard Bone
    “Thank You so much Uncle Denis! Your continued support from afar, and your more local support of Cancer care orgs in the UK are astounding! ”
  • Joanne Kennedy
    “You got this cuz! Hope you stay on the bike and don’t lose your flip flops! Lol ”
    Received this donation 23 days ago
    Richard Bone
    “Thank You so, so much Jo! You and Dean have really started this year off on an AMAZING note! I'll leave losing flip-flips to Ryan, but you never know, a bear might decide he needs new shoes along the route! ”
  • Karen Phipps
    Received this donation 19 days ago
    Richard Bone
    “Wowzerrs! Thank you so much Karen! Your continued support is super appreciated! ”
  • Jason Philp
    Received this donation 20 days ago
    Richard Bone
    “Thank you so much my friend! I truly appreciate your continued support! ”
  • Anonymous
    “This incredible Sponsor chose to remain anonymous. They were a co-worker when I was first diagnosed in Dec. 2012, and has followed along ever since. Thank You so very much for the continued support! #NobodyFightsAlone ”
    Received this donation 20 days ago
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