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Any time an event pops up in support of finding a cure for cancer regardless of what type, I can't help but want to get involved.

After all, most of us either know someone who has battled, or battled themselves with this horrible disease.

There's an organization that really focuses in on childhood cancer in a unique way and it reaches across the nation.

The Great Cycle Challenge

It's an organization that reaches most of the country and the premise is simple; ride your bike, raise money, and end childhood cancer.

The goal of The Great Cycle Challenge is to raise funds that go into research, treatment and cures for childhood cancer.

Photo by Flo Karr on Unsplash
Photo by Flo Karr on Unsplash

Whether you're a solo rider, or a part of a team anyone of any fitness level can sign up and participate in September, according to their website.

However, if you want to support the cause and aren't sure where to start there's an event happening in West Creek that'll point you in the right direction.

The Great Cycle Challenge Fundraiser, West Creek New Jersey

On Friday September 9th, you'll be able to help the fight to end childhood cancer at Calloway's Restaurant in West Creek New Jersey.

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

There's a benefit being held, which goes to support the Great Cycle Challenge, as well as the Children's Cancer Research Fund.

For thirty dollars, you'll get wings, pizza, wine, beer, soda as well as the chance to enter raffles, giveaways and a 50/50.

The event is from 7pm to 10pm, and Calloway's is located at 597 US-9 West Branch New Jersey.

You can check out the entire event on their Facebook page.

These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

Hiking NJ Cattus Island Park

Take a look at beautful Cattus Island County Park in Toms River, New Jersey.

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