Brenda Torres

Brenda Torres
Cancer is the biggest killer of kids from disease in the USA, 38 children die every week. Please donate now and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer! Yes!
I've Ridden 235.4 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 6220th
  • State: 611th in CA
  • My Team: 64th
I've raised $629.38 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

My Story

1 Sep 2021

I'm beyond excited to be starting off the month of September on the right foot by being part of this wonderful cause.

I was diagnosed diabetic in August of 2020 and been trying to find ways to stay more active i.e - running, tennis, or just walking in general. However, I've always been a fan of bike riding ever since I was a kid, when my father took off my training from my tricycle and taught me how to ride my bike.

My recent diagnosis gave me another reason to take up the old hobby once again and get back on the wagon. Love feeling the breeze, running through my hair as a cycle through the streets and the natural high that I get post my workout.

Growing up, I also had a little brother who was special needs that required our undivided attention 24/7 to tend to his needs - which is another reason I can relate to this cause and it really hits home for me, in the fact that not only are the kids battling this disease, it really is the whole family going through this as well.

My little brother unfortunately left me too soon but I know he is in heaven, running free and looking after me and my family.

Great Cycle Challenge is giving me the opportunity to not only get healthy and in shape (lord knows I could lose some weight hehe) but also raise funds for this wonderful cause to help these families give the best quality of life to these little warriors without having to worry about bills or other expenses. They can focus all of their energy in helping their child beat this disease.

I'm motivated to raising as many donations as possible and crushing/exceeding my 100 mile challenge!

Ride safe and let's get this party started! :)

Brenda

My Challenge

  • Great Cycle Challenge - That's a wrap! 👋
    30 Sep 2021

    As this month is now coming to a close, there is only one word to describe it: EPIC! (To say the very least) πŸ’―

    It was my first year doing this sort of thing and it was an incredible experience that not only tested my endurance as a cyclist but also confirmed that I am surrounded by extraordinary individuals who supported me along the way for the benefit of this cause.

    Cycling is now a part of me and my lifestyle, a hobby that I feel has saved my life and is giving me my body back.

    If you see me out on the street cycling away, make sure you wave hello! πŸ‘‹

    Love you all! ❀️❀️

    Brenda

    Great Cycle Challenge - That's a wrap! 👋
    Posted 17 days ago
  • 28.9 mi ride - Tuesday, September 28, 2021
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    Logged this ride 19 days ago
  • 28.9 mi ride - Monday, September 27, 2021
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    Logged this ride 20 days ago
  • Post workout snack *late post*
    23 Sep 2021

    Cuz nothing is more nutritious than some nachos after a 26 mile bike ride! Lol πŸ˜‚

    Post workout snack *late post*
    Posted 24 days ago
  • Size 10?? 😱😱
    22 Sep 2021

    A few months back my mom was cleaning out her closet and ask if I wanted some jeans/pants. My mom is a lot smaller than me, so I knew right off the bat they wouldnt fit.

    I figured, eh these will be my "goal pants" for when I eventually lose weight, in some distant future. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

    Well, it appears the future is NOW. I mean you could totally see my muffin top still but thanks to my trusty tank top, I feel I can barely pull it off πŸ’…πŸ»

    Bike riding has saved my life - It has managed my type 2 diabetes and is making me finally lose the lbs.

    Never in a million years did I think I could wear size 10 pants 😱

    I'm taking my body/health back and I am taking charge of my destiny! πŸ™

    Size 10?? 😱😱
    Posted 25 days ago
  • 26.4 mi ride - Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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    Logged this ride 26 days ago
  • 5.6 mi ride - Monday, September 20, 2021
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    Logged this ride 27 days ago
  • Water Break!
    20 Sep 2021

    Hope everybody has a fabulous week! Love y'all!

    Brenda

    Water Break!
    Posted 27 days ago
  • 5.8 mi ride - Monday, September 20, 2021
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    Logged this ride 27 days ago
  • 10.8 mi ride - Friday, September 17, 2021
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    Logged this ride 30 days ago
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