Andrew Harker

Rider

Age: 

33

Hometown: 

Red Deer, Alberta

Occupation: 

Senior Field Coordinator - Oil and Gas

What is your bike's name?: 

"Girl"

What is your level of experience with cycling?: 

Beginner

How many years have you done the peloton ride?: 

Next year I can say 1!

Why are you riding in the peloton?: 

Why Not? It would have been way too easy to say NO! I enjoy finding my limit and pushing right past it, and this is a great way to help others while pushing myself to a new physical limit. After attending the first meeting in Jan, 2012, and hearing the speakers tell their stories, there was no doubt in my mind I was going to be part of this years Peloton Project.

What are your top 5 inspirational songs you listen to while riding?: 

  1. Man in motion - from St.Elmo's fire (Rick Hansen theme song)
  2. When We Stand Together - Nickelback
  3. 21 Guns - Green Day
  4. Your Body is a Wonderland - John Mayer
  5. Lullaby - Nickelback

Who are you riding for?: 

For everyone who has ever been or ever will be affected by Cancer!

What do you hope to get out of the experience this year?: 

This experience is by far one of my largest physical challenges I have ever attempted, as well as the largest fundraising challenge I have ever been part of. Being my first time as part of the Peloton ride, I hope this experience will be the foundation for me and Cancervive to have a life long relationship.

What are you looking forward to most?: 

Riding across the finish line in Lewiston, Maine!

What is your biggest fear for this journey?: 

Having a medical injury that would inhibit me from riding in the whole ride across the two Countries.

How have you been affected by cancer?: 

I have been very fortunate to have no one in my family or close friends that has been affected by cancer.

If cancer walked into the room, what would you say to it?: 

Okay cancer, BRING IT ON!

What makes you pedal harder—(when the riding gets tough, what do you think about)?: 

I think about when a speaker at the first meeting said riding in snow, ice, wind, and rain, nothing compares to chemotherapy. Pure motivation to push harder for me!

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