The Great Cycle Challenge USA is a month-long event taking place in June that benefits the Children’s Cancer Research Fund. Riders set personal mileage goals and connect with their friends, families and peers for fundraising, which is done through the Great Cycle Challenge USA website. The first challenge was held in 2015 and, this year, the goal is to have more than 48,000 riders from all 50 states participate and to raise $5.5 million. Riders can ride on any type of bike on their schedule and will be notified of scheduled group rides near them if they wish to ride with other Great Cycle Challenge USA participants. Participants in years past have pedaled more than 7.5 million miles and raised over $9.2 million. Proceeds from Great Cycle Challenge USA have helped jumpstart and advance research at some of the nation's top childhood cancer research centers, including Baylor College of Medicine; Children's Hospital of Atlanta - Egleston; Children's Hospital of Los Angeles; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Johns Hopkins University; Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota; and others. Registration begins in April and continues through June. For more information, visit greatcyclechallenge.com.