What is the Reveal Your Champion Cycle Challenge?
The Reveal Your Champion Cycle Challenge is an 8-week cycling program from May 28 - July 23 that is open to all Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners! Together, you'll be able to track your distance and time cycling as you strive to reach your goals - challenge your friends and family to get involved and participate. You'll also have the chance to win some great prizes, so get up and get moving today!
Grant Vahi was very excited about this year's Cycle Challenge because he enjoys riding his bike to stay active. He also stays active by participating in Five pin bowling, cross country skiing and Bocce. Grant's favourite memory with Special Olympics Ontario was winning a provincial medal with his friends. He believes that everyone should “Try your best and don’t give up!”
Kealyn Cherwaiko from Georgetown recently signed up for our cycle challenge!! Kealyn has already been doing lots of biking this summer and is excited to continue riding her yellow bike. Kealyn likes to stay active by biking and has just started track and field with Special Olympics Ontario. Kealyn isn’t new to the world of track and field as she just won her 800m track and field event at her school!! She is excited for her future with Special Olympics Ontario and hopes to meet new friends.
Bryan Osborne from South Simcoe is being highlighted next as we continue to celebrate our RYC Cycle Challenge riders. Bryan’s favourite memory with SOO was participating in a Ten Pin Bowling event in which he won 1st place! Bryan is excited for the opportunity to join this year's Cycle Challenge which he will be completing with his dad.
We are excited to feature Stephen Graham who lives in Orilla, Ontario and has been a very active member of Special Olympics Ontario. Stephen has participated in softball, speedskating, and swimming and has been to the World Winter Games three times! Stephen is also very active in the Law Enforcement Torch Run community – not only is he an athlete representative on the Provincial Operations Committee, but he is a dedicated runner, taking part each year in the annual Guardians Run for Special Olympics!
Meet Madison Cray! This year, Madison is participating in 3 Special Olympics sports in addition to the RYC Cycle Challenge. She hopes that she can bike, walk or swim at least 5km every day. Madison’s favourite Special Olympics memory was at a basketball tournament, where she scored her very first basket. She also noted that she was lucky enough to meet the Toronto Raptor mascot and win a Raptors Jersey!
Justin Campbell might be tough competition during this year's Cycle Challenge. Justin expressed that he rides 200 plus km a week!! Along with the RYC Cycle Challenge, Justin also looks forward to competing again in Cross Country Skiing. His favourite memory with Special Olympics Ontario occurred during the Special Olympics Canada National Games in 2020, where Justin won medals in cross country skiing in his hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Daniel from Timmins, Ontario has registered to participate in the Reveal Your Champion Cycle Challenge! Daniel was very excited about this year's Cycling Challenge as he loves to bike for fitness and usually bikes 5 times a week. Along with biking, Daniel has been seen playing golf and softball. We are very excited that Daniel has registered and we are looking forward to seeing his progress!
Join us for an in-person #RYCFinishLine event!
To celebrate the final day of the RYC Cycle Challenge, we are hosting an IN-PERSON cycling event - join other Special Olympics cycling athletes as we cross the finish line together in Barrie, Ontario! As a group we'll cycle along the North Shore Trail and finish at Centennial Park to cap off the RYC Cycle Challenge!
When: Saturday, July 23rd @ 10:00am
Where: Centennial Park (65 Lakeshore Drive, Barrie ON)
Bring your bike, helmet and come prepared for the weather!
If you would like to participate in the in-person Finish Line event in Barrie, RSVP via email to email@example.com
We're almost there! RYC Cycle Challenge ends on July 23rd and we want to see your final push to the #RYCFinishLine !
Put on your Cycle Challenge T-shirt, grab your bike and pose for a photo! Share your photos on social media and tag Special Olympics Ontario (@SOOntario on Twitter, @specialolympicsontario on Facebook and Instagram) and use the hashtag #RYCFinishLine !
Get creative with your RYC Cycle Challenge Colouring page! Take a photo with your masterpiece and share it with us online! Tag us on social media and use #RYCFinishLine
Follow these steps to get yourself set up on Charity Miles (mobile device required):
- Click here OR scan the QR code to download the Charity Miles app on your mobile device. You will use the app to track your movement while you are cycling!
- Create an account. Having trouble? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance!
Once you're ready to get moving, open the Charity Miles app, and follow the steps below:
- Tap on the circle button in the middle at the bottom of your screen - select which activity you are about to do! (Note: choose "Outdoor Bike" even if you are going to be using a stationary bike indoors. Participants are welcome to go for a walk or run as part of the program; your additional activity will count!)
- Get moving! Your mobile device will track your time and distance while you move (be sure to keep it in a secure pocket, bag or pouch while moving). Once you are finished, hit the "Finished" button to mark your activity as complete!
- You can share your activity on social media. Once complete, tap on Done - way to go!
1 top prize of $500 gift card
3 x $250 gift cards
5 x $100 gift cards
25 x $50 gift cards
Congratulations to our Halfway Winners!
Congratulations to our Finish Line Winners!