Together We Ride Year 3

Together We Ride Year 3
‘Back for our third year of fundraising as a collective, the Together We Ride Year 3 Team is open to anyone participating in the event. Let's kick cancers butt!
We've Ridden 0.0 km Our goal is 1,000 km
Our Rankings
  • National: 1st
  • Category: 1st
We've raised $2,114 Our goal is $5,000 Donate Now

Our Challenge

  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 26 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 26 days ago
  • A History On The Team Part 2 of 2
    11 Jan 2023

    We stay connected year round and are continuously motivating each other throughout the other months of the year before and after the event. 

     

    Connecting with others through social media, phone calls and even in person during group rides has a lot of benefits for all parties involved. Take the time to get together with others in your area when possible and share in the common interest of cycling for a cause, you’ll quickly learn how much you have in common with so many and there is also lots to learn from each other too. Having each other as a resource to get questions answered and also share information with is extremely beneficial for all those involved. 

    Posted 26 days ago
  • A History On The Team Part 1 Of 2
    11 Jan 2023

    It started as a team of 2!

    How unicyclist Zachary Wells continues to UNIte riders from coast to coast in the ride to fight kids’ cancer.

    Info on how the team formed in the first place.

    In 2020 my niece Maddison, who was 7yrs old at the time, showed an interest in participating in the Great Cycle Challenge Canada with me, her Uncle Zachy. It was at this time that I created the team called ‘Together We Ride’. During this particular year of the event I chose to keep it as a team of two. Below is a poem that I wrote that year to share with the GCCC community. 

    ‘Together We Ride’

    Now more than ever our society is changing, 

    let's take the time to make sure that we keep on engaging. 
One wheel, two wheels, three or more, get outside when you can, it doesn't have to be a chore. 
Stay active, keep smiling, we're in this together, 
for Sick Kids we ride to help them get better.

    During the 2020 Challenge, Maddison raised a whopping $3,882.93 and pedaled 52.6km in the month of August to help fight kids’ cancer and I couldn’t have been more proud of this amazing accomplishment. In September 2020, nearing the end of the fundraising pages remaining active, my personal fundraising efforts had reached $9,260.60 of my $10,000.00 goal. Then I received an unexpected, last minute donation, in the amount of $739.40 from an amazing cyclist by the name of Walburga Pagniello. I quickly came to know more about this amazing individual once I called to thank them for their generous donation. This act of kindness gave me an idea for the 2021 event!

     

    Fast forward to the 2021 registration for the Great Cycle Challenge Canada; it was time to open up our team of two and welcome more riders from coast to coast. I registered in January this time around, earlier than any other year.  I was able to get a handful of riders very quickly through my immediate circle of cycling friends, and then word began to spread. By March 4th, with approximately 36 riders and counting, we’d already raised $10,029.54 and were well on our way to meeting an exceeding our goals leading up to the campaign's start month of August. My niece Maddison was once again among the riders of this team, and it truly was becoming the ‘Together We Ride’ team. My team description read as follows: ‘This team will be ever growing with family, friends and anyone that I have met via this amazing event since 2017 should they be interested in joining us.’ Needless to say it also became people I hadn’t met too, and I was more than happy to welcome them onto the team. 

     

    Last year this team of roughly 150 riders from across the country raised approximately $208,307.28 and pedaled 43,346km during the month of August. 

    Way To Go Team!

     

    My 2022 team message is the following: ‘Back for our second year of fundraising as a collective, the Together We Ride Year 2 Team is open to anyone participating in the event. Let's kick cancers butt!‘

     

     

    Info about what motivates the team to ride in the challenge each year. 

     

    This team is motivated year after year to ride in the challenge for many reasons. First and foremost to kick cancers butt and spread the message of the need to fight kids’ cancer. As a collective we can spread that message faster and further. Each individual rider also has their own motivation that keeps them moving. Whether they’ve dedicated their ride to someone who's lost their battle with cancer or is still living with it, or even if they have no personal connection at all, everyone has a story to share that inspires and helps to motivate others. 

     

    Any other details that you think might be helpful and inspiring to other riders

     

    I have a group chat that I created in 2021 with the riders on my team from coast to coast. Once they joined the team I connected them with our group chat which allows them to be part of an online community where they meet each other virtually. In some cases, this leads to meeting in person for group rides whenever and wherever possible.

    Posted 26 days ago
  • 11 Jan 2023

    This August, Together We Ride Year 3 is 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 we are raising funds through our 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 us by making a donation to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

    Your support will change little lives.

    Thank you.

    Zachary

    Posted 26 days ago

Our Sponsors

  • Anonymous sponsored Dianne Trask
    “Thanks for supporting this organization Dianne - you will rock this as you do every year you ride. ”
    $517.50
    Received this donation 26 days ago
    Dianne Trask
    Dianne
    “Thank you so very much for your donation. I am both humbled and honoured by your generosity. ”
  • Anonymous sponsored Henrietta Olthoff Mulder
    $258.75
    Received this donation 6 days ago
    Henrietta Olthoff Mulder
    Henrietta
    “Thank you so much for your generous donation. While you remain anonymous, please know that your donation will help the kids fighting cancer have a chance at a better life! It means a lot to me that you are supporting my ride and efforts to raise funds for this cause!”
  • Ingersoll PharmaSave sponsored Henrietta Olthoff Mulder
    $250
    Received this donation 12 days ago
    Henrietta Olthoff Mulder
    Henrietta
    “To PharmaSave Ingersoll and all the staff, thank you so much for your continued support for my ride to raise funds to help the kids fighting cancer. You all are the best!”
  • Auto sponsored Dianne Trask
    “For Ellie ❤️”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 18 days ago
    Dianne Trask
    Dianne
    “Thank you so much Auto!! I know how much Ellie meant to you. 💕 ”
  • Henrietta Olthoff Mulder sponsored Henrietta Olthoff Mulder
    “Kicking things off with my own personal donation to fight kids' cancer!”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 26 days ago
  • M&J TIRECRAFT sponsored Henrietta Olthoff Mulder
    $103.50
    Received this donation 21 days ago
    Henrietta Olthoff Mulder
    Henrietta
    “Thank you Jason and staff! You people are the best! Your support means a lot to me and helps the kids fighting this horrible disease!”
  • Duane Marsh sponsored Sharon McQuade
    $72.45
    Received this donation 15 hours ago
    Sharon McQuade
    Sharon
    “Thanks again”
  • Jim Curry sponsored Zachary Wells
    “Getting things started”
    $72.45
    Received this donation 25 days ago
    Zachary Wells
    Zachary
    “Once again thanks Jim for kicking things off, can always rely on you. ”
  • Linda Moore sponsored Linda Moore
    “This is my 6th year. I ride for those who cannot. It’s been so rewarding doing this ride. Just doing what I can. ❤️ ”
    $72.45
    Received this donation 23 days ago
  • Mathew Oleskiw sponsored Mathew Oleskiw
    “Kicking things off with my own personal donation to fight kids' cancer!”
    $72.45
    Received this donation 26 days ago
  • Walter Letsch sponsored Linda Moore
    “Great cause Linda, I love your enthusiasm. Keep pedaling girl!”
    $72.45
    Received this donation 12 days ago
    Linda Moore
    Linda
    “Thank you so much. I truly appreciate your support. As do the children and the families. Thank you ❤️❤️❤️🚴‍♀️❤️🚴‍♀️❤️🚴‍♀️❤️🚴‍♀️”
  • Teresa Smith sponsored Teresa Smith
    “Kicking things off with my own personal donation to fight kids' cancer!”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 1 day ago
  • Alison Coombes sponsored Sharon McQuade
    “Go Shar”
    $50
    Received this donation 12 minutes ago
  • One Stop Water sponsored Henrietta Olthoff Mulder
    $50
    Received this donation 13 days ago
    Henrietta Olthoff Mulder
    Henrietta
    “Thank you Hopeton for your continued support to help the kids fighting cancer! It is greatly appreciated!”
  • Jean Watson sponsored Linda Moore
    “This is wonderful Linda, good work.”
    $36.23
    Received this donation 10 days ago
    Linda Moore
    Linda
    “Thank you so very much. I truly appreciate your support. I look forward to this ride every year. Love to do what I can to help these children ❤️❤️❤️. Thank you ❤️❤️❤️”
  • Nancie Tindell sponsored Linda Moore
    $36.23
    Received this donation 11 days ago
    Linda Moore
    Linda
    “Thank you so much Nancie. I so appreciate your support. I love riding for the kids. A cause I really love to participate in. ❤️❤️❤️🚴‍♀️❤️🚴‍♀️❤️”
  • Erika Murray sponsored Linda Moore
    “Yay aunt Linda you rock!”
    $28.51
    Received this donation 23 days ago
    Linda Moore
    Linda
    “Thank you so much for your support. Your so thoughtful. So many families. As well as myself are so grateful. ❤️❤️❤️🚴‍♀️❤️🚴‍♀️❤️🚴‍♀️”
  • AngieNailedIt.com sponsored Linda Moore
    “Way to go Aunt Linda! Such a great cause! ”
    $25.88
    Received this donation 12 days ago
    Linda Moore
    Linda
    “Thank you so much. So excited to ride again this year. This means so much to so many. ❤️❤️❤️. Thank you Angie ❤️❤️❤️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️”
  • Franca Januszkiewicz sponsored Linda Moore
    “It’s a wonderful cause Linda”
    $25.88
    Received this donation 11 days ago
    Linda Moore
    Linda
    “Thank you so very much. It’s such a great cause. I appreciate your support. ❤️❤️❤️🚴‍♀️❤️🚴‍♀️❤️. ”
  • Dianne Trask sponsored Dianne Trask
    “Kicking things off with my own personal donation to fight kids' cancer!”
    $25
    Received this donation 26 days ago
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