Micheal McIntyre

Micheal McIntyre
Riding for Nathalia (Nat) and all the GCC Kids
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 1,010.0 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 16th
  • State: 1st in PA
  • My Team: 1st
I've raised $11,495.15 My goal is $11,800 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Nathalia (Nat) and all the GCC Kids

Nathalia (Nat) and all the GCC Kids

I have ridden for many kids over the past five years. This past year, Nat, the lead Great Cycle Challenge spokeskid, was an inspiration to all. The story of her courage and how she was raising awareness for kid's cancer was a feature in a June 2019 issue of People Magazine. Unfortunately, like many of the GCC kids in this picture, she has now lost her fight with cancer. She passed just before the Great Cycle Challenge riders began their pedaling in last year's Challenge. We need to find a cure!

My Story

23 Sep 2020

I will be taking part in the 2020 Great Cycle Challenge this September to fight kids' cancer! This will be my sixth year participating in the event.

Why do I ride more than 500 miles, no make that 700 miles, in a month? Because cancer has touched too many of us - and we are all someone's child. I was recently reminded of this when visiting my 92 year old mother. She called me "her baby" and I am 69!

My first (and only) grandchild is just two years old. I can't imagine her having to fight such an insidious disease. Yet, there are parents and grandparents having to do just that. Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

So I am once again raising funds through my challenge to help these kids and to support Children's Cancer Research Fund. The money you donate will allow them to continue their work in funding lifesaving research to help find a cure for childhood cancer.

Your support does, and will, change little lives.

Thank you.

My Challenge

  • 26.2 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, October 20, 2020
    Logged this ride 11 hours ago
  • 23.6 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Monday, October 19, 2020
    Logged this ride 1 day ago
  • 31.3 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Saturday, October 17, 2020
    Logged this ride 4 days ago
  • 27.4 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, October 15, 2020
    Logged this ride 6 days ago
  • 34.2 mi ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, October 10, 2020
    Logged this ride 11 days ago
  • 26.5 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, October 7, 2020
    Logged this ride 13 days ago
  • 25.6 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, October 6, 2020
    Logged this ride 14 days ago
  • 50 years since High School Graduation
    6 Oct 2020

    I graduated from Bethel Park High School in 1969. Unfortunately, over the years we have lost a number of classmates to cancer. It is such a terrible and cruel disease. I am so appreciative of my fellow Blackhawks that have already contributed to this year's Great Cycle Challenge! Jim Landau, Bruce Wishart, Karen Sutton, Linda Radovich, John Kulha. Andrea Smith, Trish Williams, Denise Pascuzzi Kuhn, Kathy Bischak, and Karen Jo Kresge.

    50 years since High School Graduation
    Posted 15 days ago
  • 21.2 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, October 4, 2020
    Logged this ride 16 days ago
  • It takes a Village
    4 Oct 2020

    Raising over $10,000 in the Great Cycle Challenge took a village! Thank you to the WE-GO Rotary (Westtown-Goshen) club members that donated.

    Donations to in the GCC event to support the Children's Cancer Research are being accepted through Oct. 31st. So, there is still time to contribute. Let's see how far past my $10,000 goal WE can GO!

    It takes a Village
    Posted 17 days ago
  • 23.8 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Saturday, October 3, 2020
    Logged this ride 18 days ago
  • $10,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $10,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 18 days ago
  • Matchy, Matchy
    3 Oct 2020

    I will personally match donations dollar-for-dollar this weekend 10/2 - 10/4 to help reach my $10,000 fundraising goal. Take this opportunity to double your impact.

    Matchy, Matchy
    Posted 18 days ago
  • Pez Raffle
    1 Oct 2020

    I met my 700 miles in September cycling goal, ending up with 770 for the month. I have not had as much success with my fundraising. To generate donations, I decided to raffle off some of my Pez collection. Congratulations to fellow Pezhead Melanie Bova who won! Melanie is a Child Therapist and "has a passion for the little people." I feel like the Pez are going to a good home.

    Pez Raffle
    Posted 20 days ago
  • 19.0 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    Logged this ride 20 days ago
  • Spirit Ride
    30 Sep 2020

    This year's spirit ride will be October 31st. The ride is in memory of those who lost their battle with cancer, I will take a picture of the individuals with me, we pedal together, find a quiet place, and then sit together in meditation/prayer for their souls and and all the souls that are battling cancer. In the past, I have felt their presence with me. It is a vey emotional day.

    Posted 21 days ago
  • 26.2 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    Logged this ride 22 days ago
  • 23.0 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Monday, September 28, 2020
    Logged this ride 22 days ago
  • 44.3 mi ride - GCC - Ride 26 (Reached my 700 mile goal for September) - Sunday, September 27, 2020
    Logged this ride 24 days ago
  • 25.2 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Saturday, September 26, 2020
    Logged this ride 25 days ago
  • 18.1 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, September 25, 2020
    Logged this ride 25 days ago
  • 23.3 mi ride - GCC - Ride 23 - Thursday, September 24, 2020
    Logged this ride 26 days ago
  • 22.2 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Wednesday, September 23, 2020
    Logged this ride 28 days ago
  • 25.6 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, September 22, 2020
    Logged this ride 28 days ago
  • 27.8 mi ride - GCC - Ride 20 - Monday, September 21, 2020
    Logged this ride 29 days ago
  • Meeting other GCC riders
    21 Sep 2020

    Whenever I am out riding, I am always looking for other GCC cyclist. I will stop and grab a quick picture them. The GCC organization will post pictures of their riders on various sites. See if you can find me and one of the riders I met on a recent ride in this picture. It should be easy, as there aren't too many pictures with two people.

    Meeting other GCC riders
    Posted 30 days ago
  • 27.2 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Sunday, September 20, 2020
    Logged this ride 31 days ago
  • 30.1 mi ride - Cold Morning Ride - Saturday, September 19, 2020
    Logged this ride 32 days ago
  • 25.7 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, September 18, 2020
    Logged this ride 33 days ago
  • 31.2 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, September 17, 2020
    Logged this ride 34 days ago
  • 20.3 mi ride - GCC - Ride 15 - Wednesday, September 16, 2020
    Logged this ride 34 days ago
  • Halfway through the Challenge
    16 Sep 2020

    The last half of the Challenge is always harder. The adrenaline of the start has faded, the legs are sore, the donations slow down, creativity of messaging is about exhausted, but it's now time to kick it up a notch and finish strong!

    Halfway through the Challenge
    Posted 35 days ago
  • 21.3 mi ride - GCC - at the halfway mark - Tuesday, September 15, 2020
    Logged this ride 36 days ago
  • 25.1 mi ride - Spirit ride for BPHS classmates - Monday, September 14, 2020
    Logged this ride 36 days ago
  • Seeing the diversity of our GCC riders
    14 Sep 2020

    One of the "great" things about the Great Cycle Challenge is our diversity. Regardless of race, nationality or creed, we come together to fight a common foe. It is so heartwarming!

    Seeing the diversity of our GCC riders
    Posted 37 days ago
  • 32.5 mi ride - GCC Day 12 - Saturday, September 12, 2020
    Logged this ride 39 days ago
  • 29.1 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Friday, September 11, 2020
    Logged this ride 40 days ago
  • 26.2 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Thursday, September 10, 2020
    Logged this ride 40 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 41 days ago
  • Kick Cancer;s Butt Day
    9 Sep 2020

    All donations will be matched today, It is the optimal day to donate!

    Kick Cancer;s Butt Day
    Posted 41 days ago
  • 26.8 mi ride - GCC Match Day Ride - Wednesday, September 9, 2020
    Logged this ride 42 days ago
  • 13.3 mi ride - Afternoon Ride - Tuesday, September 8, 2020
    Logged this ride 42 days ago
  • You Never Know!
    8 Sep 2020

    I didn't expect this guy was a GCC rider! Just goes to show we could be anywhere. With more than 130,000 riders participating this year. The Great Cycle Challenge is bigger than ever.

    Posted 43 days ago
  • 32.4 mi ride - Morning Ride - Monday, September 7, 2020
    Logged this ride 44 days ago
  • 22.8 mi ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, September 6, 2020
    Logged this ride 45 days ago
  • 42.3 mi ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, September 5, 2020
    Logged this ride 46 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 46 days ago
  • 25.3 mi ride - Day 4 - GCC - Friday, September 4, 2020
    Logged this ride 47 days ago
  • 25.8 mi ride - Day 3 - GCC - Thursday, September 3, 2020
    Logged this ride 48 days ago
  • 31.7 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, September 2, 2020
    Logged this ride 49 days ago
  • 26.7 mi ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, September 1, 2020
    Logged this ride 50 days ago
  • Getting in Shape for the GCC
    29 Aug 2020

    This is my sixth Great Cycle Challenge and it is also the heaviest I have weighed before the event starts. So, the visual images in this video are somewhat apropos for the shape I am right now. But, that won't stop me from reaching my 500 mile goal!!!

    Posted 52 days ago
  • One reason why I ride 500+ miles
    26 Aug 2020
    Posted 56 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 77 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 83 days ago
  • Kicking off the 2020 Great Cycle Challenge
    15 Jul 2020

    Just a short video to say my donors are "Super" people! I hope you decide to support my riding again this year.

    Posted 97 days ago
  • We all have dreams!
    24 Jan 2020
    Posted 271 days ago
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