It is only about a month before I start riding for the 2022 Great Cycle Challenge to help fight kid's cancer.
I'm pledging to ride 1000 miles in September and asking sponsors to donate money to the Children's Cancer Research Fund, which is a national nonprofit dedicated to ending childhood cancer.
I've been doing this since 2016, and in total I've raised over $15,000 thanks to generous friends and family.
I'm hoping to raise $2500 this year. Right now I'm at $931.50. Most of most my most generous past donors have not donated yet, so $2500 is certainly likely.
If you'd like to help out, head to my "Rider Page" at
Then, in June I had a minor medical procedure that kept me off the bike for a few weeks, and I fell behind again.
So far, I've climbed 167,231 feet in 2022, which is 5.76 Everests and puts me just ahead of where I need to be today to be on track for 290,320 feet by the end of the year.
As long as the bike and my body both stay healthy, I shouldn't get behind any more this year.
I've also managed to get at least one "Metric Century Ride" each month (100km or 62.2 miles). So, the #MetricCenturyEveryMonth goal is also in play.
I'm sure I'll post more on this over the next month, and certain in September when I do my 1000 miles for the Great Cycle Challenge.
As always stay tuned on the regular SheppyBrew Channels to see what is happening with biking, brewing, barbequing, and other things: SheppyBrew's Facebook Page; Sheppy's Twitter Feed; SheppyBrew's Instagram Page; and SheppyBrew's Website.Of course, don't forget to visit this blog often as well!
You can also follow along on my rider's page at https://greatcyclechallenge.com/Riders/EricShepard