Globe rider participates in first Great Cycle Challenge USA

Courtesy photo Joseph Hammer is raising money for the Great Cycle Challenge. Monies raised go toward funding for Children’s Cancer Research.

Joseph Hammer will ride 250 miles and raise $1,500 during the month of September for Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) in support of its sixth annual Great Cycle Challenge USA.

Founded in 2015, Great Cycle Challenge USA has grown to become one of the biggest cycling events in the country. In just five years, over 230,000 riders from 50 states have ridden 18 million miles, raising more than $24 million for research and the development of better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. This year, CCRF hopes more than 80,000 riders will help it raise $10 million.

“Over 15,000 American children are diagnosed with cancer every year and, sadly, 38 children die every week,” said John Hallberg, Chief Executive Officer at Children’s Cancer Research Fund. “Thanks to riders like Joseph, we’re fueling ground breaking research to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve.”

“This is the first time I have participated in Great Cycle Challenge,” said Joseph Hammer.

In August Joseph raised over $1,300 and with fundraising continuing until the end of September he plans to exceed his $1,500 goal very soon.

Funds go to support research at leading pediatric cancer centers across America.

To learn more about Joseph’s Great Cycle Challenge USA and to make a donation, please visit To participate in Great Cycle Challenge USA, visit