The Great Cycle Challenge encourages each rider to set a personal mileage goal for the month and ask their friends, family, and colleagues to sponsor them to support their challenge. Participants can ride to work or on weekends, near home or while traveling, and bikes of all types can get involved – be it recumbent, stationary, tandem, tricycle or unicycle.
Founded in 2015, Great Cycle Challenge USA has quickly grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in the country. Over the past three years, more than 76,000 riders from 50 states have ridden 5 million miles while raising $9 million to support childhood cancer research. This year’s goal is for 48,000 riders to raise $5.5 million.
Mileage and fundraising are made easy through the Great Cycle Challenge app. Miles can also be tracked with MapMyRide, Strava or added manually. Riders who register by April 20 will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a Specialized bike retailed at $4,200, and those who raise $500 will receive a 2018 Great Cycle Challenge USA jersey.
The event benefits Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Starting April 3, cyclists of all ages and abilities can register for the month-long event at GreatCycleChallenge.com.
To help riders connect with each other and boost motivation, Great Cycle Challenge USA now offers participants the ability to create and join group rides during the month of June. Riders can search for group rides in their area at greatcyclechallenge.com and meet other GCC riders in their local community.
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