Chad Velta

Chad Velta
Riding in memory of Holly Peterson
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 358.4 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 30th
  • State: 6th in MN
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $7,241.67 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Holly Peterson

Holly Peterson

You were needed in heaven for more important things but we do miss you!

My Story

17 Apr 2019

I lost a great friend and person to this horrible disease. I never really understood the whole impact of her passing...until I became a parent. I think about her often and still miss her. Riding for you Holly Peterson.

This June, 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

  • 2019 in the bag!
    16 Jul 2019

    The official June 2019 Great Cycle Challenge ride has come to an end. I just wanted to say “Thank You” to all of my awesome sponsors and supporters. This challenge was an amazing adventure for me an really opened up my eyes to how fortunate I am to have been part of it! “We” will be doing it again in 2020 but will take a different approach on seeking sponsorship with events. I can’t expect all of my gracious sponsors to be standing ready for next year but will welcome any donations that roll in!

    We crushed the original goal of $500 and completed the miles with only 8 miles to spare! Good thing I did the Lutsen 49er race, saving grace.

    Thanks again to everyone who supported financial, shared and liked posts. We all did our part in creating awareness and supporting the fight for the Children’s Cancer Research.

    It was such an honor to be doing this in Holly Peterson memory. We miss and love ya girl and keep watch over us😉

    Next year, I will be riding with my biggest fan and supporter. My son Brayden and I will be a team and he is soo excited. Little does he know how much work went into this but he did observe how rewarding it was, and wants to be part of that!

    Thanks again and see you all soon!

    https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/ChadVelta/

    Chad Velta

    2019 in the bag!
    Posted 12 hours ago
  • 4.3 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, July 3, 2019
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  • 350 Completed🤪
    29 Jun 2019

    Two huge accomplishments for me today! 1) Completed my first 50 mile mountain bike race. 2) Completed my goal miles of 350 in June for the Great Cycle Challenge!

    Riding has introduced me to another group of amazing friends that continue to grow every time I ride! I wouldn’t be completing all these new adventures without the support from friends and family! Thank you👍There is something about riding a bike in the woods that just feels so right. Next race is the Chequamegon Fat Tire 40😊

    350 Completed🤪
    Posted 17 days ago
  • 50.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 29, 2019
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  • 7.0 mi ride - Evening Ride - Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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  • Family Cruise
    25 Jun 2019

    Got an awesome chance to put on some miles with the family over the weekend! Only 50 miles to go😊

    Family Cruise
    Posted 21 days ago
  • 17.6 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Monday, June 24, 2019
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  • 17.9 mi ride - ☁️Morning Ride - Monday, June 24, 2019
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  • 8.5 mi ride - Family Ride & Picnic - Saturday, June 22, 2019
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  • 25.6 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, June 21, 2019
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  • Lunch bumming
    20 Jun 2019

    Out bumming around for lunch today by running some errands and pick him up some nourishment. Eating a 6 inch sub is way too much food when you’re biking afterwards 🤢. 227 miles down and only 123 left!

    Lunch bumming
    Posted 26 days ago
  • 16.4 mi ride - Lunch Bumming - Thursday, June 20, 2019
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  • 10.4 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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  • 19.1 mi ride - Lunch Ride - Monday, June 17, 2019
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  • 16.8 mi ride - Morning Ride - Monday, June 17, 2019
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  • 1.9 mi ride - Brayden’s first real crash - Thursday, June 13, 2019
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  • 1.4 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 13, 2019
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  • 19.5 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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  • Weekend Group Ride
    11 Jun 2019

    Had another outstanding GCC ride. Put on a quick 30 miles with three strangers. Its really neat how this cause bring people together. Another thing that was really neat was the kids cheering on batman as we passed. These things bring so much joy to my heart❤️

    Weekend Group Ride
    Posted 35 days ago
  • 2.2 mi ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 9, 2019
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  • 3.9 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Saturday, June 8, 2019
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  • 30.4 mi ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 8, 2019
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  • 16.7 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, June 7, 2019
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  • Friday Commute
    7 Jun 2019

    Beautiful Friday for a work commute to put on some miles. Going strong!

    Friday Commute
    Posted 39 days ago
  • 16.9 mi ride - Morning Ride - Friday, June 7, 2019
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  • 6.1 mi ride - Lunch Ride - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • 7.2 mi ride - Evening Ride - Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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  • Cuyuna Miles
    5 Jun 2019

    Took to the Iron Range today in the Crosby/Ironton area. Great riding with the LWC and cranked out a hard 25 miles😊 Cuyuna Rec Area is beautiful place for many outdoor activities.

    Like my page on Facebook to receive and view more pics of my journey!

    https://www.facebook.com/Chad-Veltas-Great-Cycle-Challenge-423832091734444/

    Cuyuna Miles
    Posted 42 days ago
  • 25.7 mi ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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  • Top Sponsor Ride😉
    2 Jun 2019

    I Just completed a “Thank You Ride” for my biggest sponsor! We encountered happiness, anger, sadness, laughter, pride, sweat and tears(no blood). Super proud father moment as this was his first time riding Lebanon Hills in MN. Thanks again to my biggest sponsor, my family. Love you guys ❤️

    33 of 350 miles down!

    Top Sponsor Ride😉
    Posted 44 days ago
  • 3.8 mi ride - Lunch Ride - Sunday, June 2, 2019
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  • First Group Ride
    1 Jun 2019

    Had our first group ride today. Eight strangers, 28 miles, four hours together, all working towards a common goal! Great work guys!

    First Group Ride
    Posted 45 days ago
  • 28.7 mi ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 1, 2019
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  • Times Square!
    23 May 2019

    How cool is this! My profile picture and a picture of Holly made is up on a bill board in Times Square!!! Really getting pumped for the riding in June to start😊

    Times Square!
    Posted 54 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 60 days ago
  • Cuyuna Dirt
    16 May 2019

    Had the great opportunity to take the day off of work and head to Crosby/Ironton neighborhood. What great fun the Cuyuna trails are and rode 22 really hard miles. That read dirt from the mines is just awesome. Got a bit on the fancy jersey;) Going back for sure in June!

    Cuyuna Dirt
    Posted 61 days ago
  • Win Twins Tickets - Donated by Signature Flight Support
    16 May 2019

    Signature Flight Support has generously donated (2) tickets to the Twins/Rangers game on Fri. July 5th at 7:10PM. Great seats in the Delta Sky360 club section Q, row 1, seats 17 and 18. Anyone who has already provided sponsorship or end up sponsoring by June 1st at 12:01am will be in a drawing for these tickets. What fun :) Thanks much Signature Flight Support for this wonderful donation.

    Posted 61 days ago
  • Kick Butt Supporters - 4th in the Nation:)
    9 May 2019

    WOW! I have the greatest friends and family. Thank you everyone who has and will sponsor towards this cause. The fundraising portion has been a blast and makes me feel great. I like talking to people and hearing the support and stories. Many out there have been touched in one way or another by this horrible disease. I am currently # 4 in the Nation for supporters but lets not stop there. We have blown past the original goal and just passed the $3,500 mark!!! Lot of work to come in June but I am ready for it. Especially since they sent me a new superhero jersey to wear. The batman jersery was designed by the kids as a thank you to the supporter. I will pretend to be a superhero but the kids are the real hero! Keep the support coming and share this fundraisers with others!

    Thanks so much everyone! We are making a difference :)

    Chad

    Kick Butt Supporters - 4th in the Nation:)
    Posted 68 days ago
  • Kansas Dirt
    1 May 2019

    Just keep spinning the wheels and conditioning even while out of town. Got the opportunity to put on 25 miles on this sweet ride while I was in Kansas. Riding # 11293 as hard as I did tested the frame weld and my confidence in them. No mechanicals and fine tuned it.

    Fundraising is going great. I have a lot of awesome friends and family. Keep the love coming.

    Kansas Dirt
    Posted 76 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 82 days ago
  • Spandex
    21 Apr 2019

    Since I have such awesome sponsors, I received this colorful jersey in the mail to help promote my ride. It’s pretty sweet and my helmet almost matches😉 The photo was taken on a work commute to the MSP airport, just off the 494 bridge. Yes I did ride my bike to work😱 I guess I need to purchase some tight fitting spandex shorts to go along with my shaved legs.

    Spandex
    Posted 87 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 95 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 103 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 104 days ago
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