What is Ride for a Child?

Ride for a Child (RFC) is a special program of Padres Pedal the Cause that pairs teams with pediatric oncology patients at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego. It is an inspiring way for participants in Padres Pedal to connect with a child who is receiving state-of-the-art care and cancer treatments at Rady Children’s Hospital. Through pre-event meet-ups and events, teams are able to form a meaningful connection with their child and family, with many teams and families staying in touch long after the event. For participating children, RFC offers an exciting distraction from their treatments and gives them a supportive team of individuals that will train, fundraise and ride in their honor.

We welcome Ride for a Child families to participate in any and all Padres Pedal the Cause events.

Below is a list of important dates for the 2017 year:

  • Date TBD in September – Ride for a Child Picnic. A fun day to play games and eat lunch together for all RFC participants to give teams and families a chance to meet before the ride.
  • Saturday, November 11, 2017: Held at Petco Park, there are many activities for children, dinner, and entertainment- all free of charge for RFC families.
  • Sunday, November 12, 2017: RFC families are invited to cheer on their team as they cross the finish line. After the ride, families can enjoy a range of activities and entertainment, including eating lunch with their team.
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