Science teacher Eduardo Montoya rides to raise money for children with cancer

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Science teacher Eduardo Montoya rides to raise money for children with cancer

By Leslie Najera-Rivas, News Editor

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What was once a passion for biking that started five years ago is now a way science and math teacher Eduardo Montoya helps raise money for children with cancer.

“This is a big part in which about 2,000 cyclists get together, and they organized this event to fundraise. After that, we get together and there is food, music, and fun,” Montoya said.

Trek 100 will be June 1  in Waterloo, Wis. and will last the entire day with participants of all ages.

After purchasing his first bike, Montoya saw information about the event at a bike store.

“Trek is the brand of their bicycles and they organized this annually. They contribute with the association of Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC Fund),” Montoya said.

While at the event, cyclists are allowed to take breaks at stations available with drinks and food.

“It is always a challenge (to do the 100 miles) and I never feel 100 percent ready for that,” Montoya said.

Although this is the fourth time Montoya will participate in the event, Montoya has not been a part of another biking trip.

“I like to do what we call bike touring, which means to travel long distances between one city (to another). Two years ago I crossed the state from Michigan to Mississippi River,” Montoya said.

Montoya hopes to keep participating in Trek 100 in the future.

Donations can be made with participants or at https://maccfund.org/trek-100/

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