BC’s largest cycling fundraiser draws over 2,500 riders, to advance cancer care for the people of BC. Check out videos of the opening ceremonies, and photographs of the cyclists!
The 10th Annual Ride to Conquer Cancer® presented by Wheaton Precious Metals™ benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation will begin this Saturday August 25th in Surrey
I interviewed Dara Sheridan, who is about to do the Ride to Conquer Cancer for the third time. The Ride to Conquer Cancer is an annual ride in which participants raise funds to support organizations that are advancing the fight against cancer. Dara leads a dedicated team, RyGuy, who collectively raise many thousands of dollars to beat the scourge of cancer. Dana got started when cancer took the life of her cousin Ryan Stevenson, at a tragically young age. Read about how Dana trains and fund-raises, and be inspired!
Chris Brochu of Kamloops is participating in his second Ride to Conquer Cancer presented by Wheaton Precious Metals benefiting the BC Cancer Foundation on August 26-27. I interviewed Chris to learn what inspires him, and get some insider tips on how to tackle this great cycling challenge.
I interviewed Ontario’s David Marchione, who is gearing up for his FIFTH Ride to Conquer Cancer! David shares his motivations for doing this two-day, long-distance fund raising ride year after year.
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.
Toronto’s Karen Ingram is a mother of three children, ages 10, 12 and 14. Since 2012, Karen has ridden thousands of kilometres to conquer cancer in this lifetime, participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer five times so far. This year, Karen will bring her total to over 7,000 km. Read her inspiring story here!
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.
Matt Fenrich talked to Average Joe Cyclist about his plans to celebrate his marriage and his recovery from cancer by completing the BC Ride to Conquer Cancer on his wedding anniversary. Matt has gone from being bed-ridden and on a feeding tube, to riding a 200 km charity bike ride. Read his inspiring story!
Heather Adams is an inspiring woman who is into her second year of cycling away from a frightening illness, working hard to try to reduce the suffering of others who will have to fight cancer in the future. We interviewed Heather, and are happy to share the responses of this remarkable and brave woman.
Michelle Sirio was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 36, and endured 22 cycles of chemotherapy. Now, Michelle is celebrating ten years cancer free. She is also just about to do her tenth Ride to Conquer Cancer! Michelle says that finishing the Ride to Conquer Cancer will change your life!
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.
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.
Al has gone from out-of-shape-smoker to super-fit event cyclist, thanks to sheer guts – and cycling. Now he’s a cycle commuter, and is in shape for the Ride to Conquer Cancer.