Tom Schultz

Tom Schultz
Riding in memory of Pat
Cancer is the biggest killer of kids from disease in the USA. 38 children die every week. “We do this for those that can’t ride and for those that will ride!”
I've Ridden 202.0 mi to fight kids' cancer
My Rankings
  • National: 60th
  • State: 6th in IL
  • My Team: 2nd
I've raised $7,334.10 to fight kids' cancer Donate Now

I'm Riding For



More like, Pat riding along with me

My Story

28 Mar 2021

This September, I am taking part again - my fifth year - in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer!

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

This year I joined Team Kahleesi. Kahleesi is a 2 year old and was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma when she was only 9 months old. She is currently in remission.

In 2020, I was riding for a long time friend. In 2018, Pat and his family found out that cancer had entered their daily lives. Sadly, Pat passed away during September of 2020. He will be along with me again this year - in my thoughts and with my music playing loudly.

With your support over the past four years, we were able to raise over $10,000. THANK YOU!

My goal this year - raise one more dollar than 2020.

Your support will change lives.

This is not just an event - it's a movement to end childhood cancer...



My Challenge

  • 9/18 - reasons to celebrate
    18 Sep 2021

    2 items for today:

    Today is Kelly’s birthday – 39 years old (yes, really). Yeah, I remember when…..

    And this morning, I achieved my miles goal for the Great Cycle Challenge. No, I didn’t do 39 miles to celebrate Kelly’s birthday, but close since I only needed a few less to get to my goal.

    Although I did ride solo today, there were many with me. The 53 people who sponsored me this year “rode” along on my list, stopping for photos both on the north end and south end. And 2 others were riding with me – Pat, as I am riding in his memory & Tim C, my biking buddy who would have been along with me on our favorite trail.

    So a big thanks to all of you who have said a prayer and/or donated to this cause for kid’s cancer. And thanks to so many who have been along with us since 1982 as we celebrate Kelly’s birthday.

    9/18 - reasons to celebrate
    Posted 10 days ago
  • 30.1 mi ride - 9/18- Kelly's Birthday & GCC miles goal met! - Saturday, September 18, 2021
    Logged this ride 10 days ago
  • 17.7 mi ride - Friday morning, working on my miles goal for the kids and GCC - Friday, September 17, 2021
    Logged this ride 11 days ago
  • Days off?
    12 Sep 2021

    For whatever reason yesterday after my ride and some other stuff, I just felt out of it ( yes, I know how old I am). And told myself to just take a break from biking today.

    But during the night, I thought - these kids with cancer ( and other long term health issues) and their families don't get to take a day off because they're tired.

    So I got out there early, did a longer ride with only one stop ( yes, picture taking), saw a few Great Cycle Challenge jerseys along the way and had a fun ride, music playing loudly. And arrived at 75% of my miles goal as Week #2 is almost done.

    All in the effort to raise awareness for kids cancer and raise a few dollars. Thanks!

    Days off?
    Posted 16 days ago
  • 22.3 mi ride - Trail to Elgin and getting to 150 miles for the kids - Sunday, September 12, 2021
    Logged this ride 16 days ago
  • 1.2 mi ride - And home - Saturday, September 11, 2021
    Logged this ride 17 days ago
  • 9.1 mi ride - 2nd 9.11 miles on 9/11 - Saturday, September 11, 2021
    Logged this ride 17 days ago
  • 9.1 mi ride - 9-11 and Cary flags and 9.11 miles (close) - Saturday, September 11, 2021
    Logged this ride 17 days ago
  • 11.7 mi ride - On the trail with a long time friend - Friday, September 10, 2021
    Logged this ride 18 days ago
  • It's a small world....
    8 Sep 2021

    As many of us worked at a great company a few(?) years ago, you know how many times we run into people who somehow are connected to us, someone else and MOT.

    Well, through this challenge, I reconnected with someone from the 90s. We met at the starting line, in the dark, for Bike The Drive . And we are targeting to do a trail ride by the end of month. Thanks Kevin B.

    It's a small world....
    Posted 20 days ago
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