David Adams to cycle for charity event for kids with cancer

Global Automakers of Canada President David Adams

To mark his 60th birthday, Global Automakers of Canada President David Adams is seeking donations for a cycling event to raise money for a charity for kids with cancer.

Adams, who turns 60 on February 15, will be among 100 cyclists riding on an 850-kilometre journey that begins in Toronto, Ont., and ends in New York City, NY from September 14-18, 2022.

The money raised will financially support Campfire Circle, which is a Toronto-based privately funded charity with year-round, in-hospital and overnight camp programs for kids with cancer at no cost to their families. Adams, who said he is riding as a challenge and to pay it forward, is hoping to raise $7,500.

“I’ve done the Ride To Conquer Cancer from Mississauga to Niagara Falls and back and a number of other fundraising rides,” said Adams in an interview with Canadian auto dealer. “This will be the longest ride I’ve ever done. The terrain is a lot more challenging.”

He said his perspective towards the event is that, at a certain age, there is not much people really need.

“There’s maybe some wants that we have, but I don’t need anything. I can look back on my own life and say there’s a lot I’ve been the beneficiary of,” said Adams. “I’ve done nothing to really deserve to have all the stuff I’ve had in my life. It just sort of evolved that way and it will be nice to sort of give back. That was kind of my motivation for doing it.”

His partner Sarah is volunteering as part of the support team.

Adams, who is a member of the Beaches Cycling Club, said he has been riding regularly for 15 years. In 2019, he cycled 10,000 kilometres, the most he has done on an annual basis. He estimates he may have covered 4,500 kilometres on his bike last year.

When asked whether he’ll use human power or electric power, Adams replied “My bike will be fully human powered. I don’t have an e-bike yet. Maybe that will be the next stage of my cycling career when I can’t ride a regular bike anymore.”

The link to make a contribution to David can be found here.

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