Breakaway Cycling Adventure

Breakaway Cycling Adventure

Exact dates TBD: July and August, 2022

BREAKAWAY is a solo cycling challenge that raises funds for children with cancer across Canada and supports programming like the childhood cancer COVID-19 Emergency Fund.
We welcome experienced and leisure riders, supporters, and families from coast to coast. Anyone can participate and unite in this fun and worthwhile adventure.
Jump on the bike and ride with purpose this July and August!
The Goods:
3 categories (Challenge / Fun / Family)
9 challenges in each category
27 possible badges to achieve

How BREAKAWAY Cycling Adventure works

1. Register and get your SWAG pack sent right to your door.
2. Earn badges when you complete challenges! Pick challenges that match your experience level - Challenge Road / Fun Ave / Family Lane (or do all of them!) 
3. Invite friends and family to join you.
4. Fundraise online for the Foundation programs like the COVID-19 Emergency Fund and earn prizes.
5. Connect to #breakawaykidscancer on Instagram and tag @childhoodcancer.  You can also search Breakaway Cycling Adventure 2021 and join our club on Strava to earn weekly bragging rights!

It’s CHALLENGE Road for experienced roadies and mountain bikers!

Experienced riders can earn 9 possible Challenge Road badges:
  1. Metric Century Ride (100 km or 62 km for mountain cyclists (MTB))
  2. Imperial Century Ride (100 mi or 62 mi for MTB)
  3. GPS Art (Ride 50 km or 25 km MTB, gold ribbon or your own creation)
  4. Mileage Challenge (track mileage on Strava over 7 days)
  5. Loop de Loop (two 40 km loops, 20 km MTB)
  6. Bike Bingo (scavenger hunt, 80 km, 20 km MTB)
  7. Weekend Trifecta (min 300 km over three days, 180 km for MTB)
  8. Not so Local (ride to and support a business that isn’t local to you, 60 km or 40 for MTB)
  9. Ride Inside (scheduled indoor ride via Zwift or unscheduled indoor solo ride, 50 km)
Visit Breakaway Cycling Adventure for a more detailed breakdown on each badge's task. 

The FUN Lane for leisure riders!

There are 9 possible badges for more leisurely rides:

  1. Go the Distance (15 km ride)
  2. Hill Love (ride hills you normally avoid, 5 km)
  3. Ride with a View (5 km with a stunning view)
  4. Support Local (plan a ride to a local business)
  5. Puddle Jumper (go for a ride after a good rain)
  6. Switch it Up (plan a route you’ve never ridden before)
  7. Personal Best (your longest, fastest, or most challenging ride ever)
  8. Selfie Ride (take 5 selfies during your ride)
  9. Costume Ride (dress up and go for a ride, min 5 km)

Visit Breakaway Cycling Adventure for a more detailed breakdown on each badge's task. 

Take FAMILY Avenue and involve your loved ones!

There is no need to own a bike to earn badges from Family Avenue:

  1. Get the Scoop (go for ice cream)
  2. Scavenger Hunt (spot items like pinecones, snail, etc.)
  3. Dance Party (kitchen, backyard)
  4. Dog Walk (walk with dog around neighbourhood)
  5. Nature is Rad (min 2 km walk or hike outside) 
  6. Camp Out or In (inside or outside)
  7. Random Act of Kindness (donate food, pay for someone’s order, etc.)
  8. Old School Fun (Monopoly, Skipping, Cornhole, etc.)
  9. Make a Splash (swim, splash pad, or sprinkler)

Visit Breakaway Cycling Adventure for a more detailed breakdown on each badge's task. 

Childhood Cancer Canada

Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease of Canadian children. More than 10,000 children, adolescents, and young adults in Canada are in treatment or 5-year follow-up for cancer right now. One in five will not survive, and this number increases beyond five years. 
Since 2004, the Foundation has been the primary charitable funding partner of the C17 Council, supporting clinical trials and childhood cancer research in Canada. The C17 Council is led by the hematology/oncology Division Directors from all of the Canadian centres that treat children with cancer, including Canada's leading pediatric institutions, oncologists, and hematologists. 

Childhood Cancer Canada also supports families across the country who have been impacted by childhood cancer with programs that include: EmPower Packs, provided to children newly diagnosed with cancer; the COVID-19 Emergency Fund, for Canadian childhood cancer families in active treatment who have been financially impacted by the current crisis; Survivor Scholarships, for childhood cancer survivors with post-secondary academic aspirations; and the Benevolent Fund, that provides financial assistance to help families with the costs of their child's funeral. 

We may not be together - but we can ride, have fun, and support kids with cancer.
We recommend solo rides or in very small groups. Please refer to your provincial regulations and guidelines for outdoor cycling.