Rory Closz

7years
Rory Closz
Riding for Mike
Cancer touches us all - directly or indirectly. Please donate now and support my challenge to fight kids' cancer.
I've Ridden 223.3 mi My goal is 300 mi
My Rankings
  • National: 801st
  • State: 40th in MI
I've raised $2,113 My goal is $2,500 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Mike

Mike

Mike always made fun of my addiction to fitness, but he was also one of my biggest supporters. Love you, bro.

My Story

10 Jun 2023

This year, my family was hit with a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Seeing how this event has impacted my family has been a truly harrowing experience, but seeing how this terrible event has brought us closer together has been extremely heartening.

I’m riding to raise awareness that cancer touched us all - maybe not directly, but definitely closer to home than we think it does.

I started with the GCC to give myself a reason to keep my mileage on the bike up, but now I come back every year to raise awareness that there is hope with every diagnosis.

Childhood cancer is another animal entirely. Nobody - least of all kids - should have to live with this diagnosis. So this year I’m riding for kids, and I’m riding for Mike. Love you, brother.

My Legacy

Here's my personal impact over 7 years to fight kids' cancer and save little lives.
  • 861 mi Ridden
    $359 Raised
    2016
  • 344 mi Ridden
    $603 Raised
    2017
  • 682 mi Ridden
    $500 Raised
    2018
  • 320 mi Ridden
    $1,008 Raised
    2019
  • 888 mi Ridden
    $614 Raised
    2020
  • 258 mi Ridden
    $500 Raised
    2022
  • 223 mi Ridden
    $2,113 Raised
    2023
7years
3,577 mi
Ridden
$5,697
Raised

My Challenge

  • 10.6 mi ride - Evening Ride - Monday, September 25, 2023
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  • 9.8 mi ride - Evening Ride - Thursday, September 28, 2023
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  • 22.8 mi ride - Zwift - Tick Tock in Watopia - Thursday, September 21, 2023
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    Logged this ride 9 days ago
  • 20.1 mi ride - Zwift - Rooftop Rendezvous in Makuri Islands - Monday, September 18, 2023
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    Logged this ride 11 days ago
  • 30.3 mi ride - Zwift - Neokyo All-Nighter in Makuri Islands - Sunday, September 10, 2023
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    Logged this ride 20 days ago
  • 42.1 mi ride - Zwift - Watopia's Waistband in Watopia - Saturday, September 9, 2023
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    Logged this ride 21 days ago
  • 21.5 mi ride - Zwift - Watopia's Waistband in Watopia - Thursday, September 7, 2023
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    Logged this ride 22 days ago
  • 18.8 mi ride - Morning Ride - Sunday, September 3, 2023
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    Logged this ride 27 days ago
  • 16.2 mi ride - Zwift - Volcano Circuit in Watopia - Friday, September 1, 2023
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    Logged this ride 28 days ago
  • 31.1 mi ride - Morning Ride - Saturday, September 2, 2023
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    Logged this ride 28 days ago

My Sponsors

  • Anonymous
    $207
    Received this donation 29 days ago
  • JDL Enterprises
    “Good luck on the ride! Thanks for helping kids who need it most. It’s good of you to give to others even when you’re hurting. I bet Mike would be proud of you!”
    $207
    Received this donation 46 days ago
  • Anonymous
    $124.20
    Received this donation 37 days ago
  • Clare & Dave Closz
    “We are so proud of you, Rory. Thanks for biking for cancer research., son. We love you!”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 38 days ago
  • Core-Lite Industries
    “Rory, Each year we pray for a cure for cancer. Your effort enables that possibility. Bob and Jan Brock”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 75 days ago
  • Anonymous
    “Go Rory! Great cause which we’re proud to support.Good luck with the event. Mary & David”
    $103.50
    Received this donation 77 days ago
  • John DuBrock
    $103.50
    Received this donation 16 days ago
  • John DuBrock
    $103.50
    Received this donation 16 days ago
  • Kick Cancer's Butt Day matched donation
    “Here's your matched donation from a group of wonderful Children's Cancer Research Fund supporters. THANK YOU so much for your awesome efforts to kick cancer's butt!”
    $94.42
    Received this donation 16 days ago
  • Joey Burgam and Brendan Closz
    “Go Rory Go! Love you lots!”
    $72.45
    Received this donation 77 days ago
  • Melissa Closz
    $72.45
    Received this donation 17 days ago
  • Michael Resterhouse
    “Great job Rory!”
    $72.45
    Received this donation 28 days ago
  • Tori Jones
    “❤️”
    $72.45
    Received this donation 73 days ago
  • Amanda Shunta
    “You’re an inspiration, Rory!! I know Mike was so proud of you. Thanks for doing this in his memory. ❤️”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 32 days ago
  • David Engblom
    “Go, Rory! Good luck, and have fun on the ride! I am so sorry to hear about your loss, but also so inspired to see you making a positive impact towards fighting cancer.”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 30 days ago
  • jwlong33@gmail.com
    “So sorry for your loss, Rory! Happy to support you and such a great cause!”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 76 days ago
  • Meghan Schiller
    “Rory, you are an awesome person. Thinking of Mike (and you all) and all of the people (and kids) who fight so hard but deserve more! Thank you!”
    $51.75
    Received this donation 72 days ago
  • Nicole Sanford
    $51.75
    Received this donation 38 days ago
  • capycath@gmail.com
    “You are an amazing human with an incredible heart. I am so glad to know you and call you Friend (and Coach)”
    $36.23
    Received this donation 75 days ago
  • Dayna Long
    “With all my warmest thoughts and so much admiration, Rory!”
    $36.23
    Received this donation 28 days ago
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