Tom Black

Tom Black
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 589.2 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 341st
  • State: 17th in IL
I've raised $2,102.13 My goal is $2,500 Donate Now

I'm Riding For

Shackleford Sisters

Shackleford Sisters

A huge shout out to my Mother (on R.) and her sisters as cancer survivors and to God above for letting these angels remain with us. Love You!

My Story

16 May 2018

This June, I am taking part in my second 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 hope and the brighter futures they deserve.

Your support will change little lives.

Thank you.

My Challenge

  • 18.9 mi ride - Will ride for coffee - Sunday, August 5, 2018
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    Logged this ride 10 days ago
  • 36.5 mi ride - Surgeon Weekend Ride - Saturday, August 4, 2018
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    Logged this ride 11 days ago
  • Sunday Morning Goal Ride
    26 Jun 2018

    This weekend ride was my respite between two busy weeks. Unfortunately, I forgot to charge my Garmin computer and it died about 27 miles into the ride. I fired up the Strava app and kept on moving. What an amazing month! Great rides for a great cause! Thank you for helping kick childhood cancer to the curb!

    Posted 50 days ago
  • 27.0 mi ride - GCC #11 - 27 Part Un - Sunday, June 24, 2018

    From OFallon, IL to OFallon, IL

    Logged this ride 50 days ago
  • 45.1 mi ride - GCC #11 - 45 Part Duex - Sunday, June 24, 2018
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    Logged this ride 52 days ago
  • 17.1 mi ride - GCC #10 - 17 Ride to Work - Wednesday, June 13, 2018
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    Logged this ride 63 days ago
  • June 13th is DOUBLE Donation Day!
    12 Jun 2018

    Wow! A sponsor stepped up to match all online donations made on Wed, June 13th. I'm getting good mileage and your wonderful support is raising funds to fight kids cancer. This is the best day to make a donation...because it will be matched and provide double the funds to fight kid's cancer. I'll keep riding & you can click the link to join the fight!

    https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/TomBlack

    June 13th is DOUBLE Donation Day!
    Posted 63 days ago
  • 45.2 mi ride - Sunday, June 10, 2018
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    Logged this ride 63 days ago
  • 60.1 mi ride - GCC #9 - 60 Metric Century - Tuesday, June 12, 2018
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    Logged this ride 64 days ago
  • 105.2 mi ride - GCC #7 - MCT 105 Century Day - Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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    Logged this ride 67 days ago
  • 47.2 mi ride - GCC #6 - 46 - Tuesday, June 5, 2018
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    Logged this ride 70 days ago
  • 62.1 mi ride - GCC #5 - MCT 62 Metric Century - Monday, June 4, 2018
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    Logged this ride 72 days ago
  • 43.0 mi ride - GCC #4 - Sunday 43 Funday - Sunday, June 3, 2018
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    Logged this ride 73 days ago
  • 21.0 mi ride - GCC #3 - 21 - Saturday, June 2, 2018
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    Logged this ride 73 days ago
  • 40.5 mi ride - Friday, June 1, 2018
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    Logged this ride 74 days ago
  • 20.1 mi ride - Friday, June 1, 2018
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    Logged this ride 74 days ago
  • Let the rides begin!
    2 Jun 2018

    I completed my first day of riding. My schedule required that my rides bookend a morning doctors appointment and a couple hours in the office. The afternoon ride was a challenge as temps reached the mid 90's in Southern Illinois. I managed to stay hydrated but my legs had had enough when it finished. Tomorrow is an easy 20 miler to keep the muscles loose. Let's kick kids cancer to the curb!

    Let the rides begin!
    Posted 74 days ago
  • I'm going to be in Times Square 23 May!
    23 May 2018

    Hello Everyone,

    Through your generous support, I made the big screen in Times Square. Yes, ok, I must confess, it's just going to be my picture but it's a huge picture. Additionally, there will be a tribute picture that contains my mother and two of her sisters.

    The pictures will be displayed from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (EDT). The time my pic(s) will be shown on the billboard are as follows:

    My profile pic will be displayed at 1:18:00 PM Eastern Time (which is 12:18:00 PM Central Time and 10:18:00 AM Pacific Time).

    My riding for tribute pic will be displayed at 1:54:00 PM Eastern Time (which is 12:54:00 PM Central Time and 10:54:00 AM Pacific Time).

    My pic(s) will appear within 60 seconds of the time outlined above. But it's probably best to get online a few minutes before to make sure you don't miss it. And there are 2 ways you can watch the billboard online via livestream:

    https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Pages/fundraising/tribute-day or view the livestream on the GCC Facebook page.

    Once again, a big thank you to each of you for helping to support the fight against kid's cancer.

    God Bless, Tom

    https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/TomBlack

    Posted 84 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 90 days ago
  • $500 raised to fight kids' cancer!

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

    Posted 90 days ago
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