Deans, Rick


Wake up. Kick butt. Repeat.

That’s what it says on Rick’s t-shirt.   We think it’s a great motto for Cancervive Cycle Tour riders; we’re proud to say Rick will be one of them for the first time this year.   Rick repeated this mantra while he was going through cancer treatment last year.  You can read about Rick’s experience here in the Cochrane Eagle article on him from May 2017 and in the CochraneNow piece from September 2017.


Here’s what Rick had to share about why he’s riding in Cancervive Cycle Tour:

“I am riding in Cancervive to support an organization and cause so significant to so many that are affected by cancer. In my own experience last year, I understood what a challenge a cancer diagnosis can be both mentally and physically. This 6-day ride in the foothills and mountains presents its own set of challenges, especially to a novice rider as myself to overcome. Believing you can beat the odds helped me win my battle and kick cancer’s butt. I will take that same motivation to push myself up the hills and long flats of the Tour. When the going gets tough I will think of all those in a tough battle with cancer and push myself through the challenge. I have a passion to ride, so this is the perfect way for me to never forget where I have come from and help give back to others in need from such a great organization as Wellspring.”


Thank you, Rick, for showing us that when cancer makes us feel like we’re losing control over our lives we still have power over our outlook and mindset.  We know you’re going to kick butt this year (repeatedly) on the Tour.  We’re very lucky to have you as part of the Cancervive family.

If you’d like to support Rick’s ride, you can donate here: