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 75.2 mi My goal is 160 mi
My Rankings
  • National: 12346th
  • State: 43rd in SD
  • My Team: 2nd
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.

Bryan

My Challenge

  • 4.7 mi ride - Ride 4 - Neighborhood Ride - Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    Logged this ride 8 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 9 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 10 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 13 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: https://bryanruby.com/great-cycle-challenge-week-1-2061

    Ride 2 - Sep 4, 2020 - 25.3 Miles (Total: 44.6 Miles)
    Posted 18 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 19 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: https://bryanruby.com/great-cycle-challenge-week-1-2061

    Ride 1 - Sep 1, 2020 - 19.3 Miles
    Posted 21 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 22 days ago
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