Cypress Challenge Update: Socks socks socks!

Raise $100 in July and receive a pair of socks

Raise $100 this month (before August 1st) in support of Cypress Challenge, and receive a pair of limited edition socks designed by the Glotman•Simpson Cycling Club.

Every dollar you raise counts to help advance care for those facing pancreatic cancer. 100% of the funds raised at the Cypress Challenge go toward pancreatic cancer research.

Over eight years the Cypress Challenge has raised more than $1.6 million for pancreatic cancer research and this year our sights are set high on reaching $2 million!

Fundraising tips and getting social

Fundraise with Square! Looking for a way to boost your fundraising? Square is now available to help take your efforts to the next level. Contact to sign up or learn more. Here are just some of the advantages to fundraise with Square:

  • Accept credit card donations directly
  • Boost your fundraising efforts
  • Works with majority of iOS and Android devices
  • Credit card reader and Square account both provided free of charge
  • No monthly fees or contracts
  • Per transaction fee of 2.65% waived for the first $1,000 that you raise
  • Secure, encrypted data on all transactions
  • Access to Square’s support centre

Get active on social media! 90% of donations now come in online. Share your story and a link to your personal page through your social networks. We suggest FacebookTwitterLinkedIn, and Instagram.

Send an email to everyone you know! Think wider than family and friends - local businesses, work, sporting clubs, etc. Remember to include the link to your personal fundraising page in any email you send out.

Visit the For Riders section on the Cypress Challenge website for more fundraising tips, training rides and workouts, and training tips.

Early bird registration ends August 8th

For those that haven't registered yet, please note that individual entry for the event is by a suggested minimum early bird donation of $25 before August 8th, or a suggested minimum donation of $40 from August 8th forward.

Training with TaGCycling indoor cycling workouts continue

TaGCycling will be hosting workouts designed with with hill climbing in mind to improve your climbing capability. All scheduled classes from now through August 11 will be part of the TaGCycling Watts for Cancer Fundraiser. Contests and prizes for the largest watts contributions are up for grabs. 

Every rider participating in classes will be contributing to the Cypress Challenge Fundraising effort. Riders are welcome to drop in for a session and make a 1-time watts contribution or participate for as much of the 6-week hill training program.

Register for a class:

  • Go to
  • Click RIDER LOGIN/NorthVan (top right navigation bar on page)
  • First time users will be required to "Sign up" and create an account
  • Once you have created an account, you will be able to book classes on the schedule

Participating Locations:

  • North Vancouver: #201-758 Copping Street
  • Vancouver: 130 West Broadway (above MEC)
  • Whistler: Whistler Mountain Ski Club (Creekside)

Limited spots available for hill climbing skill session: July 27th

Looking to brush up on your hill climbing skills? Available to all registered participants and teams, hone your hill climbing prowess with a skills session, led by a Glotman•Simpson Cycling coach. Clinic availability is based on first come first served basis, with one registration per rider.

We recommend that riders come prepared with appropriate clothing for weather conditions, visible lights for safe travel home during evening hours, a heart rate monitor and/or power meter, and motivation to climb like a champion!

Date: July 27
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Location: Mulgrave School (corner of Cypress Bowl Rd. & Cypress Bowl Lane)
Capacity: 16
Cost: FREE!

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