Eric Shepard

Eric Shepard
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 1,289.6 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 482nd
  • State: 11th in CO
  • My Team: 103rd
I've raised $2,046.79 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

My Story

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.

Eric

My Challenge

  • 18.4 mi ride - Morning Ride - Friday, July 12, 2019
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  • 19.8 mi ride - Commute home - Thursday, July 11, 2019
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  • 17.5 mi ride - Commute to work - Thursday, July 11, 2019
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  • 14.0 mi ride - Commute home - Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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  • 14.4 mi ride - Commute to work - Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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  • 19.8 mi ride - Commute homw - Monday, July 8, 2019
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  • 16.4 mi ride - Commute to work - Monday, July 8, 2019
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  • Still going
    7 Jul 2019

    Rode to Idaho Springs today. I've now logged more than 1000 miles on my real bikes during this challenge. Going to keep going.

    Still going
    Posted 9 days ago
  • 54.3 mi ride - Exploring Idaho Springs - Saturday, July 6, 2019
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  • 44.0 mi ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, July 4, 2019
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  • 21.5 mi ride - Evening Ride - Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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  • 19.6 mi ride - Commute home - Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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  • Lost Weight
    2 Jul 2019

    In addition to the GCC, I'm also in a Weight Loss Challenge competition. Since May 17th, I've lost almost 33 pounds.... 12.6% so my body weight. A huge part of this weight-loss success has been due to all the cycling I've been doing.

    I'm sure I'll find all this lost weight again ... but so far so good.

    Lost Weight
    Posted 14 days ago
  • 18.1 mi ride - Commute to work - Tuesday, July 2, 2019
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  • More in July
    1 Jul 2019

    Even though I've completed my June goal, I've decided that I want to keep riding. If my math is correct, I've done 144 miles on the stationary bike. My goal is to do 144 outside miles in the first week of July so that my GCC total will be 1000 on a "real" bike.

    Really, it is just a way to motivate myself to keep riding.

    More in July
    Posted 15 days ago
  • I'm done
    30 Jun 2019

    32 mile ride to finish off my commitment for the #GCCUSA2019. Pretty nice ride, although it is getting hot out there. Finished up with 1012 miles over June, which isn't bad for an old, out-of-shape couch potato such as myself.

    I'm done
    Posted 16 days ago
  • 31.9 mi ride - Easy "20 mile" ride - Sunday, June 30, 2019
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  • One more day
    30 Jun 2019

    70 miles on the bike today brought me very close to my June goal of 1000 miles. Only 20 miles to go. Easy peasy.

    One more day
    Posted 17 days ago
  • 7.8 mi ride - Brewery loop - Saturday, June 29, 2019
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  • 62.8 mi ride - Gran Fondo - Saturday, June 29, 2019
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  • 1.9 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, June 28, 2019
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  • Last weekend of June
    28 Jun 2019

    Thanks again for everyone who donated, and also to those of you who put up with all my redundant posts. I really hope it hasn't been too annoying. With 3 days left in June, I have 93 miles left to ride. Shouldn't be difficult at all if I don't have mechanical issues.

    Last weekend of June
    Posted 18 days ago
  • 14.6 mi ride - Stationary at gym - Friday, June 28, 2019
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  • 28.6 mi ride - Stationary at gym - Thursday, June 27, 2019
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  • 10.6 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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  • 13.3 mi ride - Evening Ride - Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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  • 21.1 mi ride - Evening Ride - Monday, June 24, 2019
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  • 14.5 mi ride - Forgot to record - Monday, June 24, 2019
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  • Home stretch
    24 Jun 2019

    Less than a week to go and "only" 195 miles to ride.

    Can I do it?

    Of course I can.

    Home stretch
    Posted 22 days ago
  • 14.4 mi ride - Morning Ride - Monday, June 24, 2019
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  • 30.5 mi ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 23, 2019
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  • 75% Done
    23 Jun 2019

    75% of my way to 1000 miles. To be honest, I'm really surprised how good I feel. Should I make it a challenge next year? ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    75% Done
    Posted 24 days ago
  • 43.8 mi ride - Wet morning ride - Saturday, June 22, 2019
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  • 19.1 mi ride - Stationary at gym - Friday, June 21, 2019
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  • 10 days left
    21 Jun 2019

    20th of June means we have 10 days left. I'm just short of 700 miles. Just need to average 30 miles per day for the rest of the month. Can I do it? Hells to the yes!

    10 days left
    Posted 25 days ago
  • 13.8 mi ride - Stationary at gym - Thursday, June 20, 2019
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  • 14.3 mi ride - Commute home - Thursday, June 20, 2019
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  • 16.3 mi ride - Commute to work - Thursday, June 20, 2019
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  • 4.0 mi ride - Testing adjustments - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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  • 14.7 mi ride - Commute home - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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  • The total finally updated
    19 Jun 2019

    So ... now the total on my page increased from the Strava ride this morning and now my total is too high. Going to delete the manual ride I put in.

    Posted 27 days ago
  • Total Didn't go up
    19 Jun 2019

    My 14.4 mile ride this morning synced and is showing up on the page, but my total didn't go up. It still shows the 619 miles I had last night.

    I'm going to add a manual ride to bring up the total. I'll keep an eye on the total and if it goes up by 14.4 too much, I'll know which ride to delete.

    Total Didn't go up
    Posted 27 days ago
  • 14.4 mi ride - Morning commute - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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  • 11.7 mi ride - Evening Ride - Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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  • 14.3 mi ride - Commute home - Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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  • 1.0 mi ride - Strava cut out early - Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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  • 13.4 mi ride - Morning commute - Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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  • Back at it
    18 Jun 2019

    First day back from my little break. Ride to/from work and a couple hours at the gym. I'm back on schedule ๐Ÿšฒ

    Back at it
    Posted 28 days ago
  • 24.3 mi ride - Stationary at gym - Monday, June 17, 2019
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  • 14.3 mi ride - Commute home - Monday, June 17, 2019
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  • 14.6 mi ride - Morning commute - Monday, June 17, 2019
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  • Fathers Day Weekend
    16 Jun 2019

    Took a break Fathers Day weekend. Just did a couple short activities.

    Fathers Day Weekend
    Posted 30 days ago
  • 11.0 mi ride - Fathers Day Weekend - Saturday, June 15, 2019

    From Campsite to Wilderness

    Logged this ride 30 days ago
  • Half way
    13 Jun 2019

    June 13 and I passed my halfway mark on my 1000 Mile goal.

    Thanks to the generous support of my donors, I've far exceeded my fund raising expectations.

    I'm taking a little fathers-day-weekend break from riding. Hitting it hard again starting next week

    Half way
    Posted 33 days ago
  • 31.7 mi ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, June 13, 2019
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  • 4.2 mi ride - Quick ride between,peioda - Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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  • Day 11
    12 Jun 2019

    47 mile day. Commute to and from work and another evening ride.

    Brought my total up to almost 480 miles, so I should hit 50% tomorrow.

    Day 11
    Posted 34 days ago
  • 17.1 mi ride - Evening Ride - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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  • 15.3 mi ride - Commute home - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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  • Day 10
    11 Jun 2019

    After Day 10 (33% through the challenge), I'm at 432 miles, averaging 43 mile a day. I'm surprised that I'm doing so well. Fingers crossed that my health stays good and my bike does develop any issues.

    Day 10
    Posted 35 days ago
  • 14.6 mi ride - Morning commute - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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  • 22.3 mi ride - Evening Ride - Monday, June 10, 2019
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  • 14.5 mi ride - Commute home - Monday, June 10, 2019
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  • 14.5 mi ride - Morning commute - Monday, June 10, 2019
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  • Resting with bbq
    9 Jun 2019

    Apple smoked chicken. Turned into a gorgeous day after my morning bike rides. Now I'm relaxing on the patio listening to music and enjoying the aroma of Apple wood smoke.

    Resting with bbq
    Posted 37 days ago
  • Sunday rides
    9 Jun 2019

    Another decent day of riding for the Great Cycle Challenge. Over 45 miles so far, bringing my weekend total over 100 miles again. I'm still on track to bike 1000 miles in June.

    Don't forget that Wednesday June 12 is "Kick Cancer's Butt" day. Every donation up to $900,000 will be matched.

    Sunday rides
    Posted 37 days ago
  • 31.1 mi ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 9, 2019
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  • 14.5 mi ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 9, 2019
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  • 100 km (almost)
    9 Jun 2019

    Longest ride of the year... might be the longest of my life. Started at my house and traveled up the Platte river to North of Denver. On way back, I missed a turn, which gave me the opportunity to get a few extra.

    Good ride. I felt tired afterward but not too bad considering.

    100 km (almost)
    Posted 37 days ago
  • 61.3 mi ride - 100 km - Saturday, June 8, 2019
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  • 14.5 mi ride - Commute home - Friday, June 7, 2019
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  • 25% Done
    7 Jun 2019

    With my ride into work this morning, I'm over 25% done with my 1000 Mile goal. Still on track. Still feeling good.

    Hoping for a great weekend ๐Ÿšฒ

    25% Done
    Posted 39 days ago
  • 14.6 mi ride - Commute to work - Friday, June 7, 2019
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  • 10.1 mi ride - Blah - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • 14.6 mi ride - Commute home - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • 7.8 mi ride - Forgot to start Strava - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • 7.7 mi ride - Half a commute - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • 16.4 mi ride - Home from work - Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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  • Team Nat
    5 Jun 2019

    Sometimes it is painfully obvious how truly awful I am at taking selfies. But ... I got my #TeamNat shirt last night and wore it proudly on my commute to work this morning. Currently at 188 miles. Should easily hit 25% badge by end of week.

    Team Nat
    Posted 41 days ago
  • 15.5 mi ride - Morning commute - Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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  • 8.6 mi ride - Evening Activity - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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  • 14.4 mi ride - Commute home - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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  • 14.4 mi ride - Morning commute - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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  • 2.4 mi ride - Home from the gym - Monday, June 3, 2019
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  • 15.1 mi ride - Stationary at Gym - Monday, June 3, 2019
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  • 15.5 mi ride - Evening Ride - Monday, June 3, 2019
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  • Over 100
    3 Jun 2019

    Evening ride brought my weekend total over 100 miles. I'm pretty happy about my progress so far.

    Over 100
    Posted 44 days ago
  • 16.4 mi ride - Evening Ride - Sunday, June 2, 2019
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  • 18.8 mi ride - Afternoon Activity - Sunday, June 2, 2019
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  • Brew Day
    2 Jun 2019

    Quick ride while waiting for my grains to convert. Homebrewing and biking. Great combo.

    Brew Day
    Posted 44 days ago
  • 10.1 mi ride - Mashing - Sunday, June 2, 2019
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  • 2nd ride
    1 Jun 2019

    My second ride was up Wayerton Canyon with the family.

    2nd ride
    Posted 45 days ago
  • 14.7 mi ride - Waterton Canyon - Saturday, June 1, 2019
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  • First ride
    1 Jun 2019

    Got in a little over 42 miles Saturday morning. Feeling good. Hoping to get in at least 20 more for day 1.

    First ride
    Posted 45 days ago
  • 42.1 mi ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 1, 2019
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  • Over $1000 !!!
    18 May 2019

    Can't believe the incredible generosity of every one. Thanks so much everybody! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿšฒ

    Over $1000 !!!
    Posted 59 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 60 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 61 days ago
  • Getting Close
    15 May 2019

    Just a couple weeks away from June and I am getting real close to my $500 goal.

    Once I hit $500, I'll raise the mile goal for each additional dollar raised.

    Getting Close
    Posted 62 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 66 days ago
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