Shannon Slater

Shannon Slater
Riding in memory of Greg Harden
We are riding in memory of our dear friend Greg Harden, who fought a courageous & inspirational fight against cancer. Thanks for your support of this cause.
I've Ridden 210.6 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 3833rd
  • State: 213th in TX
I've raised $1,002.33 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Greg Harden

Greg Harden

We are riding in memory of our dear friend Greg Harden. He fought a tough fight against multiple myeloma. We became friends with Greg and his wife Patricia through our Sunday School class. Greg was also a cyclist and we had been anticipating his recovery for a future ride together. Greg has supported our Great Cycle Challenge in the past. He was a great husband, father, friend, and one of the most caring persons we've ever known. We miss him greatly. We hate cancer and want to do anything we can to help in the fight against this awful disease.

My Story

30 Jul 2020

This September, Dave & I are riding our tandem bike in the challenge to help fight cancer. This will be our 5th year to participate in the Great Cycle Challenge. The first year, we rode in honor of our son-in-law, Nathaniel Moreno who had childhood leukemia and is a survivor. The second year, we rode in memory of Chalisa Smith, who was one of my former first grade students. In the third year, we rode in memory of Kami Nelson, one of my friend's daughter. Last year we rode for our friend, Mike McCord who lost his battle against esophageal cancer. This year we are riding in memory of our friend, Greg Harden. We believe that any research for cancer helps everyone who is battling. Children and adults.

So we are raising funds through this challenge to help these kids & others by supporting the Children's Cancer Research Fund.

Thank you.

My Challenge

  • 9.0 mi ride - Morning Ride - Wednesday, October 21, 2020
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    Logged this ride 43 days ago
  • We Did It! Thank you!!
    30 Sep 2020

    We did it! Thanks so very much to all who supported us in this year’s challenge. 201 miles completed, $1,002 raised! We were honored to be able to ride in memory of our friend Greg Harden. We hate cancer!

    Our additional challenge- Dave did go to the doc yesterday for his knee and has an X-ray scheduled for tomorrow. It took me 3 days to do what we both can do together but we did it! 200 miles in September and we reached our fundraising goal of $1,000! We will be mailing out Certificates & thank you letter to each of you, within the next week or so. Thanks again for your support and your encouragement. Let’s end cancer!! #GCCUSA #InMemoryOfGreg #cycling

    We Did It!  Thank you!!
    Posted 64 days ago
  • 8.9 mi ride - Final Ride of the Great Cycle Challenge! - Wednesday, September 30, 2020
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    Logged this ride 64 days ago
  • 10.5 mi ride - Morning Ride - Monday, September 28, 2020
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    Logged this ride 66 days ago
  • Ride #12
    26 Sep 2020

    It’s called a challenge for a reason! We had planned on a long ride this morning to knock out miles but my tandem captain has a knee injury. So I did my best to ride solo. I’ve never really ridden solo, so I just went in circles. Only 18 miles left! #GCCUSA #inmemoryofgreg

    Ride #12
    Posted 67 days ago
  • 11.2 mi ride - Ride #12 Solo ride- my tandem partner has an injury. I just went in circles. - Saturday, September 26, 2020
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    Logged this ride 68 days ago
  • Ride #11
    24 Sep 2020

    A cool, cloudy and breezy ride this morning. We’ve now completed 171 miles! Only 29 miles to go! Today we saw cows, horses and pigs! Can you spot them all? Thanks so much for your support! #fightcancertogether #GCCUSA #InMemoryOfGreg

    Posted 69 days ago
  • 14.3 mi ride - Ride #11 of the Great Cycle Challenge - Thursday, September 24, 2020
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  • $1,000 raised to fight kids' cancer!

    I just hit $1,000 to fight kids' cancer! Thank you so much for your support.

    Posted 73 days ago
  • Ride #10- Monday morning ride
    21 Sep 2020

    It was great to get out this morning for a ride to help fight cancer. We’re getting there! #GCCUSA #fightcancer

    Ride #10- Monday morning ride
    Posted 73 days ago
  • 10.9 mi ride - Ride #10 - Monday, September 21, 2020
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  • Ride #9- The Cotton Patch Challenge
    21 Sep 2020

    This bike ride in Greenville,TX was great! We rode 34 miles and enjoyed the sights of downtown Greenville. 145 miles completed, 55 miles to go!

    Ride #9- The Cotton Patch Challenge
    Posted 73 days ago
  • Ride #8-Easy morning ride!
    21 Sep 2020

    We enjoyed the sights, sounds and smells of the morning. 112 miles done, 88 miles to go!

    Ride #8-Easy morning ride!
    Posted 73 days ago
  • 33.9 mi ride - Ride#9 - The Cotton Patch Challenge! - Saturday, September 19, 2020
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  • Ride #7
    16 Sep 2020

    Ride #7 of the Great Cycle Challenge! Halfway there! 100 miles done, 100 to go! We took the old tandem out for a ride in the gravel trail along the Greenbelt. So nice! #GCCUSA #fightcancer #InMemoryOfGreg

    Ride #7
    Posted 78 days ago
  • 11.3 mi ride - Ride #8 of theGreat Cycle Challenge - Wednesday, September 16, 2020
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    Logged this ride 78 days ago
  • 12.0 mi ride - Ride #7 of the Great Cycle Challenge! We took the old tandem out for a ride in the gravel trail alon - Monday, September 14, 2020
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    Logged this ride 79 days ago
  • Ride #6- Eighter from Decatur
    13 Sep 2020

    Ride #6 of the Great Cycle Challenge. This morning was our first bike rally this yr! The Eighter from Decatur did a great job! The weather was perfect & the ride was full of hills! 1,454 ft of elevation 🚲. 88 miles complete & 112 miles to go.#gccusa #inmemoryofGreg

    Ride #6- Eighter from Decatur
    Posted 81 days ago
  • 24.3 mi ride - Eighter from Decatur - Saturday, September 12, 2020
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  • 10.7 mi ride - Ride # 5 of the Great Cycle Challenge #fightcancer - Wednesday, September 9, 2020
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    Logged this ride 85 days ago
  • Ride #4
    8 Sep 2020

    Nice ride this morning! The lake was smooth and we saw several deer. 53 miles done,147 to go! Tomorrow is matching donation day! Great day to give to help fight cancer! Any amount is appreciated!

    Ride #4
    Posted 86 days ago
  • 10.0 mi ride - Ride #4 of the Great Cycle Challenge! This morning the lake was smooth and we saw several deer - Tuesday, September 8, 2020
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    Logged this ride 86 days ago
  • Ride #3
    5 Sep 2020

    We were able to get in a few more miles today than we can during the middle of the week. We had this beautiful horse greet us on one of our stops.

    Ride #3
    Posted 88 days ago
  • 21.4 mi ride - Ride#3 of the Great Cycle Challenge! - Saturday, September 5, 2020
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  • Ride #2
    3 Sep 2020

    Ride #2 is complete! Today we rode around the beautiful horse ranches in our area. Our dogs tried to join us today too. The weather was perfect! This ride has some hills but we did well. #InMemoryOfGreg #GCCUSA #cycling #fightcancer

    Ride #2
    Posted 91 days ago
  • 11.4 mi ride - Morning Ride - Thursday, September 3, 2020
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  • Ride#1
    1 Sep 2020

    Ride #1! We’re happy we got our first ride in this morning before the rain that is predicted in our area. It was cloudy and muggy. We rode out to Lake Ray Roberts. It was the first time since the pandemic we observed only one truck in the parking lot of the boat ramp. It’s been pretty full. We think that’s because today is the first day of dove season and we could hear the hunters out this morning.

    We also saw cows, horses, deer, a turkey buzzard, and a dead skunk 🦨 - ew!

    It was a nice ride and we thank our sponsors. We thought of our friend Greg Harden today as well. #GCCUSA #fightcancertogether #inmemoryofgreg #cycling — with David Slater.

    Ride#1
    Posted 93 days ago
  • 10.8 mi ride - Morning Ride - Tuesday, September 1, 2020
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  • Deer Sightings
    19 Aug 2020

    We saw several deer this morning on our ride around Lake Ray Roberts. Today is tribute day! Greg’s pic will be on display in Times Square! You can watch the livestream here: https://childrenscancerresearchfund-riders.cmail19.com/t/r-l-jkkyfjk-ojuirdijti-t/

    Our approximate time is 3:54:40 central standard time.

    Deer Sightings
    Posted 106 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 122 days ago
  • $250 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 122 days ago
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