RIO RANCHO, NM – August 17, 2023
Gabe Pacheco, a resident and small business owner of Rio Rancho, is
planning to ride 450 miles and raise $7,500 during the month of September for Children’s Cancer Research
Fund (CCRF) in support of its 9th 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 eight years, over 470,000 riders from 50 states have ridden 29.8 million miles, raising more
than $63 million for research and the development of better treatments and cures for childhood cancer. This
year, CCRF hopes over 30,000 riders will help is raise more than $10 million.
“Over 15,000 American children are diagnosed with cancer every year and, sadly, 38 children die every week,”
said Erin Cohen, Director, Events & Partnerships at Children’s Cancer Research Fund. “Thanks to riders like
Gabe, we’re fueling groundbreaking research to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve.”
“This is the eighth time I have participated in Great Cycle Challenge,” said Gabe Pacheco. “During those years, I
rode 2,527 miles and raised $12,548.66. This year, I am aiming to raise $7,500 and ride 450 miles.”
Funds go to support research at leading pediatric cancer centers across America.
To learn more about Gabe’s Great Cycle Challenge USA and to make a donation, please visit
About Great Cycle Challenge USA: Great Cycle Challenge USA encourages cyclists across the United States to
challenge themselves and set their own personal riding goal throughout September to fight kids’ cancer.
Riders fundraise to save lives and give kids the brighter future they deserve.
About Children’s Cancer Research Fund: Children’s Cancer Research Fund invests in groundbreaking
research that is leading to better treatments and cures for children with cancer. CCRF also funds vital family
support services and advocates for childhood cancer education and awareness. Since 1981, CCRF donors have
helped fund research that has revolutionized the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide.
Visit childrenscancer.org or call 1-888-422-7348 to learn more.