53-year-old Ken Schulzke is doing the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer for the very first time this August. He is motivated by a desire to help solve the cancer problem, and believes that if he can do this, almost anyone can! As he says, he has noticed that it is your will, not your body type, that gets you through marathon attempts. I spoke with Ken about his motivation, his training, and his experiences of preparing for his very first Ride to Conquer Cancer.
A year ago, I accepted that I will never actually do an epic charity bike ride such as the Ride to Conquer Cancer. But recently, all that has changed, and I have now resolved that I will do next year’s BC Ride to Conquer Cancer. Here’s how I came to be inspired to do this. I hope this post will inspire you too. Also includes links to useful training advice and other inspirational cycling posts.
This is a Guest Post from Michelle Sirio, cancer survivor and veteran charity ride cyclist. Read her inspiring story of her 8th year of participating in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer. Michelle writes that for her, the reward is just crossing that finish line on day two and knowing she has helped someone survive. She just wants to be a part of finding a cure for cancer in our lifetime.
Save the date! The 8th Annual Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer 2015 takes place on June 13th and 14th, 2015, when thousands of dedicated women and men will embark on a two-day, 200-kilometre cycling journey between Toronto and Niagara Falls. This year, participants can select one of six route options to ride. Join in to make a difference!
An interview with Michell Sirio, who is a cancer survivor who has done the Ride to Conquer Cancer every year since 2008. The Ride to Conquer Cancer in Canada has raised over $262 million for cancer research in Canada, changing the future of the disease locally and all over the world.
Deciding to do a charity ride is a great way to get involved and get fit. The fixed date for the cycling event gives you a get-fit goal to aim for, and the motivation to keep going with your cycling training plan (you don’t want to end up pushing your bike uphill on the day, if you can avoid it). Most charity bike rides in the USA and Canada take place during the summer, so you have the early part of the year to start training and getting fit for your chosen charity ride.
Inspired by his family, Al quit smoking, took up cycling and working out, lost a lot of weight and completed his first Enbridge ride to conquer cancer.