Matt Taylor

Matt Taylor
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 854.9 mi My goal is 1,000 mi
My Rankings
  • National: 411th
  • State: 2nd in WV
I've raised $2,282.55 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Al Taylor

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.

Matt

My Challenge

  • 13.2 mi ride - Evening Ride - Monday, July 8, 2019
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  • 39.3 mi ride - Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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  • 39.2 mi ride - Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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  • Final week!
    24 Jun 2019

    Final week! Just one week left and 278 miles to go! Thanks to everyone who helped me surpass my goal by so much! There’s still time to push up over $2,500, and, if you donate, it will encourage me on my 39 miles per day that I have left to achieve my ride goal. Let’s work together to end kids’ cancer!

    Posted 57 days ago
  • 40.7 mi ride - Tempo with Surges: 1 x 60 - Monday, June 24, 2019
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  • 29.6 mi ride - 29 Mi - Sunday, June 23, 2019
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  • 33.0 mi ride - Friday, June 21, 2019
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  • 33.9 mi ride - Tempo: 4 x 8 - Friday, June 21, 2019
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  • 46.4 mi ride - Tempo: 2 x 25 - Thursday, June 20, 2019
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  • 19.6 mi ride - 19 mi - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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  • 48.5 mi ride - 48 miles - Wednesday, June 19, 2019
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  • 49.3 mi ride - 49 miles - Monday, June 17, 2019
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  • Good ride today
    16 Jun 2019

    I had forgotten what a great ride the further part of Back Road could be. Had fun today visiting roads I hadn’t seen in three years. Good ride. Felt even better knowing that your donations are going to help kids with cancer. With your help, I’ve raised more than double my initial goal, and remain the top fundraiser in WV, but the fundraiser doesn’t end for 15 more days! I’m going to work my butt off to try to ride my remaining 538 miles, and I would love some inspiration to do so from a few people who haven’t donated yet. Maybe we can crack $2,500—It’s only $267 away. If you think you can pledge 10¢, 25¢, even 50¢ a mile, I will hit the roads and earn that pledge.

    Good ride today
    Posted 64 days ago
  • 42.7 mi ride - Lunch Ride - Sunday, June 16, 2019
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    Logged this ride 65 days ago
  • 8.6 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Saturday, June 15, 2019
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  • 30.5 mi ride - 29 miles - Friday, June 14, 2019
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  • 9.8 mi ride - 9 miles - Thursday, June 13, 2019
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  • 21.4 mi ride - 21 miles - Thursday, June 13, 2019
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  • Thank you!
    13 Jun 2019

    You are amazing! I came into this fundraiser unsure that I would be able to raise $1,000. I see other riders post that they’ve raised nothing, but you’ve blown my goal out of the water! You’ve now raised $2,228! I’m by far the top fundraiser in WV, and I shot up to 293 in the entire event, an event with over 80,000 riders! I am truly amazed at your generosity! Thanks so much for helping to make a difference for kids with cancer.

    Thank you!
    Posted 68 days ago
  • #1 in WV!
    13 Jun 2019

    #1 in WV! Thanks to your generosity, I’m the top fundraiser in WV! When I get the matching funds tomorrow or Friday, I’ll definitely be up over my new goal of $1,500! Thank you all so much!

    #1 in WV!
    Posted 68 days ago
  • 22.7 mi ride - 22 miles - Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Logged this ride 68 days ago
  • 22.6 mi ride - 22 miles - Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Logged this ride 69 days ago
  • Glistening Particles Podcast
    12 Jun 2019

    I had the chance to tell my story on the Glistening Particles Podcast. If you’re wondering how or why I got involved with the Great Cycle Challenge, take a listen. https://glisteningparticles.com/2019/06/ep-129-matt-and-the-great-cycle-challenge/

    Posted 69 days ago
  • We’ve raised $1,000!
    12 Jun 2019

    Today is Kick Cancer's Butt Day! I've reached my $1,000 goal! Thank you to everyone who donated! But $1K won't end kids' cancer... Every online donation I receive today will be MATCHED! Today is the best day to donate and help the Children's Cancer Research Fund put an end to childhood cancer!

    We’ve raised $1,000!
    Posted 69 days ago
  • 20.9 mi ride - 20 miles - Wednesday, June 12, 2019
    Logged this ride 69 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 69 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 69 days ago
  • 20.2 mi ride - It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time (ISLAGIATT) - Tuesday, June 11, 2019
    Logged this ride 69 days ago
  • Wednesday the 12th is Kick Cancer's Butt Day!
    11 Jun 2019

    Your donations will be MATCHED this Wednesday on Kick Cancer’s Butt Day…which gets a big ‘THUMBS UP’ from our buddy, Logan.

    Logan was diagnosed with stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma at just 2 years old. Sadly, he relapsed earlier this year and is now fighting again…

    When you’re getting ready for Kick Cancer’s Butt Day, you need someone who knows how to get the job done. Logan has done it once, and he’ll kick cancer’s butt again…he will NEVER give up! 💪

    This Wednesday, we’re calling on YOU to join Logan to give cancer the butt-kicking it deserves…

    Let’s take action together on Kick Cancer’s Butt Day to show cancer who’s boss!

    Wednesday the 12th is Kick Cancer's Butt Day!
    Posted 69 days ago
  • 6.1 mi ride - Open: 30 - Monday, June 10, 2019
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  • 21.0 mi ride - Open: 120 - Monday, June 10, 2019
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  • 30.0 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, June 9, 2019
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  • 27.2 mi ride - Open: 120 - Saturday, June 8, 2019
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  • 2.2 mi ride - Evening Ride - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • 0.9 mi ride - Evening Ride - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • 3.1 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • 1.1 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • 2.4 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • 14.5 mi ride - Open: 60 - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • 13.9 mi ride - Open: 60 - Thursday, June 6, 2019
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  • 41.8 mi ride - Tempo: 2 x 25 - Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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  • 2.2 mi ride - Evening Ride - Monday, June 3, 2019
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  • 2.6 mi ride - Evening Ride - Monday, June 3, 2019
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  • 11.2 mi ride - Endurance + - Monday, June 3, 2019
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  • 15.4 mi ride - Hell Hath No Fury - Monday, June 3, 2019
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  • Two Wheels
    2 Jun 2019

    Thank you to everyone who has donated! I’m amazed at some of the generosity I’ve received on behalf of the CCRF. Today is “Cancer Survivors’ Day.” I encourage you to consider donating to my fundraiser for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. I’m riding 1,000 miles this June to do my part to ensure that there are MORE survivors of childhood cancer, and I need your help.

    There’s something purifying about the open road. Two wheels, all that separates you from disaster as you fly down the ridge. Each moment clamors for attention and no time can be spent on wondering how you should have taken a better line through that turn. The next curve is in your face and demanding you watch your line on this new challenge. Two wheels, all that moves you past field and forest, past young lambs piercing the fence with their crowns to reach the greener grass, past old farm dogs that want nothing more than a taste of heel. Two wheels, each moment yanking you back into the present, the lactic surge burning away the curse of the past and two wheels propelling you into an unknown future, a new present only guessed at by hints from the past, an echo of all you remember but altogether new and exciting and bursting with new revelation as two wheels carry you over well trod paths that, against all expectation, are continuously changing and, somehow, remain familiar in momentary memory. Two wheels racing for the sky as you stand, urging your tired legs to keep turning over. Two wheels, and a hint of brakes, as you dive, mimicking the hawk you saw on your third mile, hoping you can keep those two wheels out of the gravel dropped here by trucks or heavy rains, wrestling with the black beast beneath you, commanding it to do its duty and see you safely around the bend, in time to take those two wheels up another ride, chasing a clock that insists you are behind. The internal senses overwhelmed by challenge and joy, pure exhausted euphoria, you fight the desire to let those two wheels take you wherever the beast pleases, to leave behind the complications of modern life for the simplicity of two wheels, the beast, the road, and you.

    Posted 78 days ago
  • 26.7 mi ride - It Seemed Like Thin Air (Mash-Up) - Sunday, June 2, 2019
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  • 27.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, June 2, 2019
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  • 12.7 mi ride - Morning ride with my sweetheart - 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 89 days ago
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