Biking for a Cause

Jonathan Garcia ’23 shattered both his distance and dollar goals in a fundraiser for children’s cancer research in September. After pledging to ride 500 miles and raise $2,000, the mathematics major ended up biking 600 miles and raising $3,525 while participating in the Great Cycle Challenge. “I was inspired to take part in the challenge because I love biking and because my brother was diagnosed with a rare yet treatable cancer when he was a child,” Garcia says. He rode five or six times a week, with “shorter” two-hour rides on the weekdays and longer rides on the weekends. Though he mainly stayed in and around Geneva, he biked three times around the entirety of Seneca Lake. — Alex Dwyer ’23