Frequently Asked Questions

Your General Questions Answered:

No, we have options for everyone to participate in their own way. In addition to being a rider, we offer different options to be a:
• Spinner (Pedal at the Park)
• Volunteer
• Virtual Rider
• Kids Challenge Rider

How to Participate

November 11-12, 2017 at Petco Park!

You must be at least 13 years of age by November 11, 2017 to ride or volunteer in Padres Pedal the Cause. If you are between the ages of 3-12, you can participate in the Kids Challenge!

The registration fee is $100 for one day rides and Pedal at the Park classes, and $150 for the two-day rides. The registration fee does not count toward your fundraising as it helps cover the cost of your Jersey (or technical t-shirt), water bottle, ticket to the Saturday Night Celebration, and breakfast, lunch and refueling station support on the course.

The registration fee is $100 for one-day rides and Pedal at the Park classes, and $150 for the two-day rides. The registration fee does not count toward your fundraising as it helps cover the cost of your Jersey (or technical t-shirt), water bottle, ticket to the Saturday Night Celebration, and breakfast, lunch and refueling station support on the course.

Online registration will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 10, 2017. However, you may register in person event weekend - even the morning of the ride.

Virtual Riders are individuals who want to help create a world without cancer by participating in Padres Pedal the Cause, but are unable (or not interested) in riding.

Virtual Riders can register and join a team for a $50 donation to cancer.

Virtual Riders get to create a profile page and are rewarded with great prizes and Fundraising Incentives for reaching distinguished fundraising levels. Virtual Riders have no fundraising commitment (unless they choose to).

Stationary cycling is also called spinning. The term “spinning” is a trademarked brand of stationary bike classes. We have created a special event called Pedal the the Park in which LA Fitness has provided state of the art bikes for us to use during event weekend on the field at Petco Park! Register now for Pedal at the Park now before it sells out!

Pursuant to the fundraising agreement, you may withdraw from riding in Padres Pedal the Cause on or before September 1, 2017. To withdraw, you must contact the Padres Pedal the Cause office. All registration fees are nonrefundable. No Exceptions.

Remember, all riders have until December 20, 2017 to reach their minimum fundraising commitment. If you have questions, please contact us admin@gopedal.org or 760.642.2720.

You have until December 20, 2017 to reach your fundraising minimum. After this date, if you haven’t hit your minimum requirement, the credit card you entered during registration will be charged the difference in what you have raised and the minimum you committed to.

We encourage you to register for a course that you are physically comfortable riding. Please note, the longest courses on each day will likely require training for someone who is not an avid cyclist.

Please visit our Courses section to help you choose which course is best for you. If you have any further question please contact our office, at admin@gopedal.org or 760.642.2720.

Depending on your level of cycling experience and overall fitness level, some training may be necessary to complete the distance you wish to ride on event weekend. Please visit our
Calendar of Events to find Padres Pedal hosted training ride dates and personalized training plans for each distance.

There will be a rest stop approximately every 15 miles for water, food, and mechanical and/or medical attention. Support vehicles will also patrol the course to provide assistance, if necessary. Visit our Courses page to learn more about course support.

No, riders are required to abide by the rules of the road for this ride. Please visit the Course Information page for a complete description of the rules of the road under the Rider Safety tab at the bottom.

Rider Safety

Yes, you can ride with a tandem bike. Each rider must pay a registration fee dependent on their status (regular or young rider) and each rider will be responsible for their own fundraising commitment.

No. Under no circumstances may you ride with an infant or child attached to your bicycle. However, if your child is age 3-12 and would like to participate they can register for the Kids Challenge!

The early bird special allows adult participants to register with a discounted fundraising minimum requirement. If participants register after August 1, 2017, the fundraising minimums will go up.

Yes! With proof of a current and valid student or active military ID the fundraising minimums for any event are reduced to $250. Spouses of active duty military are also eligible for this discount. There is an option to select this during registration.

All funding benefits collaborative research among four local San Diego beneficiaries: Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, and Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego. Visit our Impact page to learn more about our beneficiaries.

We are proud to say to 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to fund cancer research!

Maybe! We fund collaborative research at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, and Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego.

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