Bryan Ruby

Bryan Ruby
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!
I've Ridden 161.3 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 13090th
  • State: 46th in SD
  • My Team: 3rd
I've raised $296.30 My goal is $500 Donate Now

My Story

This September, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!

Why? Because right now, cancer is the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States. Over 15,700 children are diagnosed every year, and sadly, 38 children die of cancer every week.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

So I am raising funds through my challenge to help these kids and support Children's Cancer Research Fund to allow them to continue their work to develop lifesaving treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer.

Please support me by making a donation to give these kids the brighter futures they deserve.

Your support will change little lives.

Thank you.


My Challenge

  • 19.3 mi ride - Complete Circle of Bike Path Route - Wednesday, September 30, 2020

    From Elmwood Park to Elmwood Park

    Logged this ride 63 days ago
  • 21.9 mi ride - Dunham Park and Bike Loop - Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    Logged this ride 65 days ago
  • The Great Cycle Challenge - Week 3 & 4
    27 Sep 2020

    The middle of September brought unfriendly bicycle weather to South Dakota with winds the primary foe for any bicyclist. Even as I write with only a few days of the challenge left, we're seeing winds at 30 MPH gusting to 45 MPH. For weeks 3 and 4 of my challenge, I was only able to get three rides completed. With only a few days left of the month, I've ridden just 120 miles of my 160 mile goal. Cross your fingers that I get 40 miles of additional riding done before this challenge is over.

    As we end weeks three and four for this ride challenge to help fight kids' cancer, I'm still asking for additional sponsors to donate to this great cause. If you wish to donate and help me raise funds for children's cancer research, please visit my Great Cycle Challenge page and consider contributing to this worthy charity. I've set a goal of raising $500 and every dollar is of value to this charity.

    The Great Cycle Challenge started in 2015, and after just 5 years, the event has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in the United States. In 5 years, their community of riders from all 50 states has ridden a total of 18,831,310 miles, and together they've raised close to $25 million in support of research to develop better treatments and find a cure for childhood cancer.

    For details on Rides 4, 5, and 6 please see my blog post:

    The Great Cycle Challenge - Week 3 & 4
    Posted 66 days ago
  • 25.7 mi ride - My Catch-Up Ride - Adding more miles - Saturday, September 26, 2020
    Logged this ride 67 days ago
  • 19.2 mi ride - Complete Circle of Bike Path Route - Thursday, September 24, 2020
    Logged this ride 69 days ago
  • 4.7 mi ride - Ride 4 - Neighborhood Ride - Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    Logged this ride 78 days ago
  • Ride 3 - Sep 13, 2020 - 25.9 Miles (Total: 70.5 Miles)
    14 Sep 2020

    Under normal circumstances, I would say there was nothing too special about this ride except for some very beautiful weather to experience along the route. But this wasn't a normal challenge ride as I was able to enjoy the company of four office mates while we navigated ourselves around Sioux Falls. Great weather, great company, no rider issues, and no bike issues...and another 26 miles to add to my bike challenge.

    Ride 3 - Sep 13, 2020 - 25.9 Miles (Total: 70.5 Miles)
    Posted 79 days ago
  • 25.9 mi ride - Ride 3 - A ride with Work Friends - Sunday, September 13, 2020

    From Home to Bike Path to Bike Path to Home

    Logged this ride 80 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 83 days ago
  • Ride 2 - Sep 4, 2020 - 25.3 Miles (Total: 44.6 Miles)
    5 Sep 2020

    For my second ride, I had the time so I decided to ride from my home and loop around the city via the bike trail and them back to home. I've taken this trip many time and depending on the path I take to the main loop the miles will vary from 25 to 27 miles. The winds shifted on me for this afternoon ride where the most difficult parts of the loop I went against the wind instead of with the wind.

    What I call the bike trail is actually called the Sioux Falls Greenway Trial System. My city, Sioux Falls, is home to over 80 public parks and the trail system connects many of these parks together. The centrally located Falls Park is the hub of the park system and connected to many of the city's other parks via the Greenway trail corridor which encircles the city. Besides a means of recreation and commuting, the Greenway also serves as a buffer zone for potential flooding along the Big Sioux River and developed parts of the city. Sioux Falls has experienced floods over the years, especially in the Spring after a large snow melt, and it's a lot less costly for everyone to encourage parks be built in the flood zone than residential homes and businesses.

    This information was originally posted on my blog at:

    Ride 2 - Sep 4, 2020 - 25.3 Miles (Total: 44.6 Miles)
    Posted 88 days ago
  • 25.3 mi ride - Ride 2 - From Home to Full Sioux Falls Bike Trail - Friday, September 4, 2020

    From Home to Home

    Logged this ride 89 days ago
  • Ride 1 - Sep 1, 2020 - 19.3 Miles
    2 Sep 2020

    For my first ride, I drove to Elmen Park in Sioux Falls, SD so I could access the Sioux Fall bike trail. This is a bike trail the circles around a large portion of the city and has numerous branches to get you on and off the trail. My usual starting point is my house on the western side of Sioux Falls and ride about three miles to get to the heart of the main loop but for this first ride my time was limited. Plus admittedly, I'm slightly out of shape and didn't want to be sore from the additional miles (usually around 26 miles).

    The ride was uneventful and probably the most pleasant part of the ride was the weather. After many weeks of excessive heat, Sioux Falls is starting to see Summer give way to Autumn as afternoon temperatures were only in the 70s. My only complaint were the south winds that made riding difficult as I headed south on the trail system.

    Given that the bike trail system will be my primary method of riding, you can expect to see a lot of pictures taken and a lot of stories told by me focused on the bike system.

    This information was originally posted on my blog at:

    Ride 1 - Sep 1, 2020 - 19.3 Miles
    Posted 91 days ago
  • 19.3 mi ride - First Ride - Sioux Falls Bike Trail - Tuesday, September 1, 2020

    From Elmen Park to Elmen Park

    Logged this ride 92 days ago
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