John Dickson

John Dickson
Riding in memory of Allen "Larry" Miller
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 1,043.5 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 1885th
  • State: 115th in IL
  • My Team: 5th
I've raised $976.72 My goal is $2,500 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Allen "Larry" Miller

Allen "Larry" Miller

"Uncle" Larry was like my second dad. Tragically his life was cut short by colon cancer. I am riding for a man who helped me become who I am today.

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.

John

My Challenge

  • 10.5 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Monday, August 19, 2019
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  • 10.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Monday, August 19, 2019
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  • 10.4 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, August 16, 2019
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  • 10.4 mi ride - Morning Ride - Friday, August 16, 2019
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  • 11.9 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, August 15, 2019
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  • 10.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, August 15, 2019
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  • 10.3 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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  • 10.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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  • 11.3 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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  • 10.4 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, August 7, 2019
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  • 28.3 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, August 4, 2019
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  • 10.5 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, August 2, 2019
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  • 10.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Friday, August 2, 2019
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  • 7.1 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, July 30, 2019
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  • 5.5 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, July 30, 2019
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  • 0.0 mi ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, July 30, 2019
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  • 0.0 mi ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, July 25, 2019
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  • 10.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, July 23, 2019
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  • 11.0 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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  • 10.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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  • 79.8 mi ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, July 13, 2019
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  • 11.4 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, July 12, 2019
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  • 10.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Friday, July 12, 2019
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  • 11.9 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, July 11, 2019
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  • 10.2 mi ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, July 11, 2019
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  • 10.4 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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  • 6.7 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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  • 62.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, July 6, 2019
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  • 13.0 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, July 5, 2019
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  • 10.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Friday, July 5, 2019
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  • 617 Miles
    1 Jul 2019

    Thank you ALL for your gracious support in this endeavor!

    Your donations will go to help children with cancer, and it helped spur me on.

    617 miles on a 30-year-old Trek. I could not have done it without your support!

    The wonderful news is that the Great Cycle Challenge is leaving the donation window open through July 31st! Please share this with friends and family so they can join in and support the kids!

    Also, please enjoy the pic of my helmet head after completing the miles.

    617 Miles
    Posted 50 days ago
  • 617 Miles
    1 Jul 2019

    Thank you ALL for your gracious support in this endeavor!

    Your donations will go to help children with cancer, and it helped spur me on.

    617 miles on a 30-year-old Trek. I could not have done it without your support!

    The wonderful news is that the Great Cycle Challenge is leaving the donation window open through July 31st! Please share this with friends and family so they can join in and support the kids!

    Also, please enjoy the pic of my helmet head after completing the miles.

    617 Miles
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  • 40 more
    30 Jun 2019

    Only 40 miles until 600.

    My body says no, but I will ride it into submission.

    The kids don't get a break, why should I?

    Have a great day!

    Posted 51 days ago
  • 46.2 mi ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 30, 2019
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  • 63 of the Century completed!
    29 Jun 2019

    If your waiting on me to hit 600 I have less than 40 to go.

    I'm am exhausted but satisfied.

    Posted 51 days ago
  • 63.4 mi ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 29, 2019
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  • A goal met, a goal extended! - Part II
    28 Jun 2019

    I did it! I broke 500 miles yesterday!

    I get to ride, but there are kids who suffer through chemo every day. This is why I ride so that these kids are not unknown so that these kids have support.

    Thank you for all your donations!

    I'm not going to settle with 500 miles though. I have 2 days left in the month, and I'm going out with a bang. By 6 pm on Sunday, my goal is to have another 100 miles under my belt.

    If you can please donate to support this additional 100 miles in two days. If you aren't able to donate, please share this page with your friends in family.

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Posted 53 days ago
  • 6.4 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 27, 2019
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  • 5.5 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 27, 2019
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  • 10.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, June 27, 2019
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  • 10.4 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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  • 10.2 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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  • 500 Almost in the Bag
    25 Jun 2019

    Good Morning!

    I am only about 2 days away from getting my goal of 500 miles in the bag.

    What would ya'll think of me taking on 600 miles? If I push myself, I'm pretty sure I can clear 600 by Sunday night.

    Please share this with your friends and family. If you could please ask them to donate, and please let them know I need to EARN their donation! Tell them not to donate unless I reach the 500/600 mile mark.

    As always, donate if you can and if you can't donate please share the link with friends and family!

    500 Almost in the Bag
    Posted 56 days ago
  • 21.4 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, June 23, 2019
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  • 23.7 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, June 23, 2019
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  • 1.4 mi ride - Lunch Ride - Sunday, June 23, 2019
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  • 1.4 mi ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 23, 2019
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  • 11.4 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Saturday, June 22, 2019
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  • 33.7 mi ride - Lunch Ride - Saturday, June 22, 2019
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  • 11.4 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, June 21, 2019
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  • Only 140 Miles Left
    21 Jun 2019

    You read that right! Out of my goal of 500 miles for the month of June, I only have 140 miles left.

    My short term goal is to get in 80 miles this weekend, and once that is done I should reach my goal by Wed/Thur. This is really exciting.

    You can help out too! Right now I am at $692 of my bodacious $2,500 donation goal. If you are able please donate or if you are not able to donate please share this with friends and family. The more visibility this gets the more support for the fight against kids cancer can get.

    Have a wonderful weekend friends!

    Only 140 Miles Left
    Posted 60 days ago
  • 10.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Friday, June 21, 2019
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  • 7.9 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 20, 2019
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  • 5.5 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 20, 2019
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  • 10.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, June 20, 2019
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  • 10.4 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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  • 10.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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  • 4.6 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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  • 5.5 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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  • A Bit Foggy - I'm Back!
    18 Jun 2019

    As it turns out, I'm not really 20 anymore. After riding 100+ in 6 days my body more than insisted that I play dead.

    The good news is that I'M BACK, and I'm ready to knock out the rest of this 500 miles before the end of the month.

    For those that woke up in Northern Chicago land, did you notice it was a bit foggy this morning? I lost the ability to see as I rode out of the driveway, so I'm not sure if it was foggy or not. The good news is that I was able to ride by feel.

    Have a great and safe day friends!

    A Bit Foggy - I'm Back!
    Posted 63 days ago
  • 10.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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  • 12.1 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, June 14, 2019
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  • 10.1 mi ride - Morning Ride - Friday, June 14, 2019
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  • 5.9 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 13, 2019
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  • 5.3 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 13, 2019
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  • Another Bodacious Goal
    13 Jun 2019

    I have decided to work on placing posters in a few local bike shops and dining establishments.

    With the hopes that they will allow me to hang the posters, I have raised the funding goal to $2500.

    I've printed ten 11x14 posters. Let's see what can be drummed up to help the kids!!!

    Another Bodacious Goal
    Posted 67 days ago
  • 10.5 mi ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, June 13, 2019
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  • 3.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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  • 2.6 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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  • 3.9 mi ride - Evening Ride - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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  • 6.4 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Monday, June 10, 2019
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  • 5.6 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Monday, June 10, 2019
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  • What is good for the goose is good for the gander!
    10 Jun 2019

    How DARE I raise the donation goal and not change my goal???

    I fixed it.

    My goal is no longer 400 miles. My new goal is 500 miles. Hang on tight while I blow this goal out of the water!!!

    Posted 71 days ago
  • A goal met, a goal extended!
    10 Jun 2019

    With all of your amazing help, WE have been able to exceed the initial goal of $500 to an amazing $552!!!

    This has all been done in only 9 days!

    With most of June still available, I have extended the goal to $650 so we can help the kids even more. I look forward to seeing what we can do this month!

    Thank you for all your help and support!

    A goal met, a goal extended!
    Posted 71 days ago
  • 10.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Monday, June 10, 2019
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  • 36.5 mi ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 9, 2019
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  • 1.5 mi ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 9, 2019
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  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 72 days ago
  • 40.3 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Saturday, June 8, 2019
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  • 10.6 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, June 7, 2019
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  • The "Old Man" Bike
    7 Jun 2019

    I am up and riding thanks to my dad! Fortunately, Dad has a nicer Raleigh bike that can ride while mine is in the shop for repairs.

    It is a great ride and fast, BUT it is an old man's bike. It has fenders, a side view mirror, and no toe clips.

    It makes me look like an old man when I ride, but it is a fast ride!

    I've reached mile 121 and will be past 130 by the time I get home tonight. With 70 miles planned over the weekend the 400-mile goal is getting closer and closer!!!

    Posted 73 days ago
  • 10.5 mi ride - Morning Ride - Friday, June 7, 2019
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  • Mechanical Failure
    6 Jun 2019

    This may slow me down for a day or two. I am not making my happy face right now.

    Posted 74 days ago
  • 0.2 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • 6.2 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • 9.4 mi ride - Lunch Ride - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • 10.3 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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  • 10.2 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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  • 7.1 mi ride - Evening Ride - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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  • 7.9 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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  • 5.6 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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  • 10.4 mi ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, June 4, 2019
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  • 10.7 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Monday, June 3, 2019
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  • Big Hairy Audacious Goal
    3 Jun 2019

    I have an additional Big Hairy Audacious Goal I would like to add to this ride.

    My current mileage goal is 400 mi for the month of June. My BHAG is to not reach 400 miles but to surpass that and reach 500 miles.

    If/When I do cross the 400-mile barrier I will update my mileage goal, and I will raise the fundraising goal by $100. That is just $1 per extra mile.

    Please consider this challenge for WHEN I cross the 400-mile barrier.

    Have a WONDERFUL day friends!

    Posted 78 days ago
  • 10.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Monday, June 3, 2019
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  • 4.9 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, June 2, 2019
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  • Delays and plans
    2 Jun 2019

    So my planned 36 mi round trip got cut in half by the 18yo me installing replacement pedals 20 years ago.

    Good news is the shop got them off (finally), and the new clip pedals are installed.

    Bad news is I have to ride 30+ tomorrow to hit the target I was aiming for.

    I'm gonna kill it.

    Posted 79 days ago
  • 17.2 mi ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, June 1, 2019
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  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 81 days ago
  • Pre-Day 1
    31 May 2019

    My bike is loaded and ready for my morning commute.

    My goal says 400 miles, but I want to beat that.

    It all starts tomorrow! I'm excited.

    Posted 81 days ago
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