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Cyclists Crossing the U.S. in 3,400 Mile Ride for Cancer Research Will Finish at the Santa Monica Pier on October 21


“Riding for Adam,” a U.K.-based duo biking across the U.S. to raise funds for the American Association for Cancer Research, will finish their ride at the Santa Monica Pier on Friday, October 21. The team started their journey in New York City on August 21 and will have completed a ride of more than 3,400 miles in a little over 60 days.


Friday, October 21
3 p.m. PT


Santa Monica Pier
Santa Monica, CA 90401


  • Media interested in speaking with the Riding for Adam team can do so as they finish their final ride at the Santa Monica Pier. Contact Kathleen Venango at [email protected] or 215-290-5408 to schedule an interview.
  • Photos from their journey to Santa Monica, along with B-roll footage of the Riding for Adam team biking around Philadelphia, are available here.


James Van Cleef and Mark Bayliss started Riding for Adam to honor Adam Van Cleef, James’ son and Mark’s nephew. In 2016, Adam was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. He passed away in 2018 at just 23 years old.

Since Adam’s diagnosis, Riding for Adam has raised nearly $350,000 for cancer research through rides in the U.K. and Spain. James and Mark’s current ride is the sixth and final ride of the Riding for Adam fundraising effort, and the first in the U.S.

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will receive the funds that the Riding for Adam team raises on their ride across the U.S. The Riding for Adam journey has been documented on the team’s Facebook and Twitter at @RidingforAdam1. You can donate directly to the campaign at More information about the AACR’s DIY Fundraising initiative and resources is available on the AACR website.