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Collingwood cyclist speeds past fundraising goal

David Adams, a member of the Collingwood Cycling Club, participated in R2//NYC last week to raise funds in support of Campfire Circle, with group raising $781,000 for the non-profit overall
David Adams in Times Square in New York City after completing his journey from Toronto to New York in support of Campfire Circle. His cycling group managed to raise $781,000 for the non-profit through the ride.

He pedalled hard and made new friends along his journey.

David Adams, a Collingwood Cycling Club member, was one of 37 cyclists who rode 850 kilometres from Toronto to New York City from Sept. 14 to 18 to raise money for Campfire Circle, a camp for children who have received a cancer diagnosis.

Called R2//NYC, the goal of the entire group was to raise $500,000 for Campfire Circle. As of this week, the group managed to bring in $781,000 for the cause, with the total still climbing.

“The ride was gruelling but very rewarding,” Adams told “When you are riding that distance for that length of time with a relatively small group of people you get to know everyone and the camaraderie and encouragement from all were contagious during the times when many of us felt like stopping.”

“The ride with my team and the other riders has created a rich and rewarding lifetime memory,” he said.

Campfire Circle (formerly Camp Ooch and Camp Trillium) is a privately funded charity which was originally founded in 1983. About 1,500 kids with a cancer diagnosis attend the camp annually.

To read our original story on Adams’ ride, click here.

Adams wrote a blog outlining his experience, which can be accessed here.

If you wish to contribute, click here.

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Jessica Owen

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Jessica Owen brings 12 years of experience to her role as regional reporter for Village Media, primarily covering Collingwood, County of Simcoe and education.
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