Local Riders’ Fundraising a Success

Anarchist Mountain Rollers raised over $10,000 for Canada’s Great Cycle Challenge, which raises funds to help fight kids’ cancer through the SickKids Foundation.

This small, but mighty team of four residents, rode 575 km in the month of August, despite what the elements threw at them.

The Great Cycle Challenge started in 2016, and after just 7 years, the event has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events across Canada.

People of all ages, abilities and from every province across the country set themselves a personal riding goal and challenge themselves to pedal throughout August to fight kids’ cancer.

This was the first year that Anarchist Mountain Rollers formed a team, which included residents Alena Bajkov, Sandra Newfield, Mike Arychuk and Brenda Arychuk.

The generosity of friends and neighbours made a huge impact, helping the Rollers exceed their fundraising goal by an extra $600!

“Although we did the riding, 92 people helped make this cause a success, just by donating,” said Brenda Arychuk.

“We gave it our all, despite the heat and smoke, and even the need for some of us to stop to help out with the surrounding wildfires. But we did it!” added Brenda.

Great Cycle Challenge is a national SickKids Foundation fundraising initiative held throughout August.

Great job Anarchist Mountain Rollers!