Barbra Vidinich

Barbra Vidinich
Riding in memory of Tim Barder
Over 15,000 American children are diagnosed with cancer every year and must courageously battle to live. THIS IS WHY I sign up for this challenge each year!
I've Ridden 186.7 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 27th
  • State: 3rd in IL
I've raised $7,428.39 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Tim Barder

Tim Barder

Tim, you left many warm memories in our hearts to cherish...."Everyone leaves footprints in your memory, but the ones that leave footprints in your heart are the ones you will truly remember." ~ Nicholas Sperling.

My Story

18 Apr 2019

Dear Team,

We have all had painful conversations about cancer. They all give you that overwhelming feeling. That indescribable feeling/non-feeling that envelops you from the inside out. This June, I am participating in the 2019 Great Cycle Challenge USA to be a part of putting an end to these dreaded conversations.

Our Challenge - Will you please make a donation to join our team? My goal is to raise $5,000 for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) in support of its 5th annual Great Cycle Challenge USA. I pledge to you, that I will ride 175 miles throughout the month of June.

Together we have raised $12,806.11 for CCRF to fight Children’s Cancer! You have my sincerest appreciation!

Please follow my link above to make your donation or join as a participate in Great Cycle Challenge USA.

Thank you very much!


My Challenge

  • Last Day of Great Cycle Challenge
    30 Jun 2019

    My Dear Family and Friends,

    Today is June 30th, the last day of the Great Cycle Challenge, but not the end of our fight against cancer. Our team was incredible!! Amazing!! We have raised over $7,400 to fight Children's cancer!! Thank you with all of my heart!

    This money we have raised may help some parents to not have that dreaded conversation. I have had that conversation twice this month. My family has lost an uncle and cousin to cancer. Hearts just seem to keep getting broken from this dreaded beast. This is why, I'll be back next year to join the GCC to fight through Children's Cancer Research Fund. Please keep praying for the end of Cancer!

    Lots of hugs to each of you and Thank you!!


    Last Day of Great Cycle Challenge
    Posted 50 days ago
  • 26.2 mi ride - 26.15mi Mountain Biking - Sunday, June 30, 2019
    Logged this ride 51 days ago
  • 6.7 mi ride - 6.73mi Mountain Biking - Wednesday, June 26, 2019
    Logged this ride 55 days ago
  • 5.2 mi ride - 5.19mi Mountain Biking - Tuesday, June 25, 2019
    Logged this ride 56 days ago
  • 40.0 mi ride - 40.00mi Mountain Biking - Saturday, June 22, 2019
    Logged this ride 58 days ago
  • E pluribus unum
    19 Jun 2019

    Good Morning,

    E pluribus unum... Out of Many...One.

    Over the past 19 days, riders from every state across our great country have pedaled 2,496,885 miles, on all types of bikes and in all kinds of weather. It's been incredible to witness this fantastic event grow over the past 5 years, and the 2019 Great Cycle Challenge is set to break all the records.

    Here are just some of the key stats so far this month:

    • 80,209 riders are taking part from every state in the country.

    • 144,292 individual donations have been received to support your efforts.

    • $7,489,619 has been raised (so far) making this year's event the biggest EVER in the global history of the challenge. WOW.

    • Together, we've logged 180,079 rides and ridden a total of 2,496,885 miles which is the equivalent of pedaling for 7,928 days (non-stop).

    ...and we're not done yet.

    On the other side, over those 19 days of the challenge:

    • 817 American families have heard the painful words, "your child has cancer."

    • We've lost 95 children to this terrible disease.

    These families deserve more effective treatments and better outcomes for their kids. And that's why cancer research is so important to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve. While our month of riding will make a huge difference to the children, siblings, parents and families affected by cancer, we as One can all strive for the day when childhood cancer is a thing of the past.

    Many, many thanks to each of you!



    Posted 62 days ago
  • 8.4 mi ride - 8.40mi Mountain Biking - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
    Logged this ride 62 days ago
  • Each of You are Amazing!!
    17 Jun 2019

    We are more than half way through the challenge and have exceeded so many expectations!!

    Together, our team has raised almost $6,973.69!! That is 139% of our goal! We are 3rd in the state of Illinois and 26th in our country.

    Our USA's Great Cycle Challenge 80,199 riders have pedaled 2,248,115 miles and raised $7,381,122 to fight for something we each hold close to our hearts.... END CHILDREN'S CANCER! $529,894 more than last year's Grand Total of 6,851,228. AND this is only half way through June.

    Your Giant hearts and Amazing Support is truly appreciated!!!

    Lots of hugs,


    Posted 64 days ago
  • 7.6 mi ride - 7.64mi Mountain Biking - Monday, June 17, 2019
    Logged this ride 64 days ago
  • 20.1 mi ride - 20.06mi Mountain Biking - Friday, June 14, 2019
    Logged this ride 66 days ago
  • 7.3 mi ride - 7.28mi Mountain Biking - Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Logged this ride 69 days ago
  • 26.1 mi ride - 26.08mi Mountain Biking - Friday, June 7, 2019
    Logged this ride 73 days ago
  • 13.1 mi ride - 2nd Ride - Thursday, June 6, 2019
    Logged this ride 74 days ago
  • 26.1 mi ride - 26.09mi Mountain Biking - Saturday, June 1, 2019
    Logged this ride 80 days ago
  • Truly Blessed
    1 Jun 2019

    I cannot begin to tell you how very blessed I feel to be in the most caring, loving, compassionate circle of friends and family!! Together, we have raised over $6,100 to fund research to fight Children's cancer!!! This is Amazing! You are the best!! Sweet dreams to all... tomorrow we ride! Xo, Barb

    Posted 80 days ago
  • $5,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $5,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 81 days ago
  • Tribute Date
    22 May 2019

    Today is the day we pay tribute to the warriors in our lives who have faced the battle of cancer. I will be riding in June for a great childhood friend, Tim Barder, who battled leukemia as a teen. I am also riding for my Mom who fought Lung cancer like no other warrior I know. I am riding for my Aunts who battled Breast Cancer. I am riding for a dear friend who lost his battle to cancer last month. And way too many more... The one thing each of these warriors had in common is that as they faced their battles, they were worried about their family and friends to make sure they were alright. It is our turn to fight against cancer the one way we can, raise money to find a cure! This is why we ride in the month of June. To end cancer!

    Today, Tribute Day, pictures of who we ride for will be on the Billboard in Times Square. To veiw go to GCC Facebook page or

    My sincerest thank you to each of you for joining in the fight against cancer,


    Tribute Date
    Posted 90 days ago
  • $2,500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $2,500 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 95 days ago
  • $1,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $1,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 118 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 123 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 123 days ago
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