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24-Hour Cycle for Soren

Proceeds are being collected by Patrick McFalls


Based on 153 miles, each worth $50.16

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Thank You for Helping Grandpa Pat Reach His Goal!


Over the past 24 hours, beginning at 10am on Saturday, August 22nd, Pat was able to ride 152.58 miles (covering approx. 11,000 ft in elevation gain)!

As to be expected, it was not an easy ride, but we are all so grateful for the community that came through to support via pledges, donations, and ride-along laps. Thank you so much!

The jersey winner, with the closest guess of 153 miles, was Barb McFalls McCarron! Congratulations, Barb!

Patrick Mcfalls (61 yr old) of Pennellville, NY will be riding his mountain bike for 24-hours through Winona State Forest to raise funds for his two-year-old grandson’s Leukemia treatments. Pat is an avid ultra-endurance athlete and will begin his 24-hour ride at 10am on Saturday, August 22, 2020. One loop of the 24-hour course will be 14.5 miles with a 1,087 ft elevation gain.

Soren McFalls of Newfane, VT was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on June 5, 2020. He was admitted to Dartmouth Hospital about an hour away from his home. Against the landscape of the pandemic, this situation is compounded by new complexities. In order to maintain Soren’s treatment, Soren’s mother has left her job as a preschool director. Due to concerns about COVID-19 and his weakened immune system, his 4-year-old sister was pulled from preschool. Soren has an intense treatment plan set for the next few months and his doctors expect chemotherapy to continue for several years.

Pat will be riding to raise funds to support Soren’s hospital bills and the family’s expenses as they adjust to life with this new diagnosis on a single-income.

GUESS-TO-WIN CHALLENGE: The first supporter to guess the exact mileage Pat completes in 24-hours (rounded to the nearest mile) will win a bike-swag gift-bag including a custom bike jersey, featuring illustrations by Soren’s dad, an artist. Pat has estimated he’ll be able to do 130-150 miles in the 24-hours. All of the mileage will be recorded by Strava during the ride.

Here are some facts about Pat to help guide your mileage guesses:

  1. Since the start of the pandemic, Pat’s diet has primarily consisted of the vegetables from his garden.
  2. Pat is known to run around his neighborhood dragging a weighted tire attached to his waist.
  3. This is not Pat’s first 24-hour ride, but it will easily be his favorite.

Once you submit a pledge, leave your guess in the comments section below!


8/2224-Hour Cycle for Soren152.58$7,653

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