San Diego’s premiere cancer fundraising event announces new ways to participate
Registration is open for Padres Pedal the Cause, one of southern California’s largest stand-alone cancer fundraising events and the only one that directs all monies raised exclusively to research in San Diego. Now in its sixth year, “Padres Pedal” is known for its excellent cycling courses and a first-class event experience, which will be enhanced this year to enable more members of the community to join the fight against cancer.
Participation options have been expanded for the November 17th event including the creation of a 100-mile century ride, a new 5K walk/run, enlarged spinning opportunities and the announcement that all cycling routes will cross the Coronado bridge and finish centerfield at Petco Park. The day’s activities also include the Superhero Kids Challenge, a youth ride sponsored by Sempra Energy and an afternoon of entertainment, live music and celebration in honor of the community’s efforts to end cancer.
“Cancer is personal. Everyone has or will be affected by the disease at some point in their life,” says Executive Director of Padres Pedal the Cause, Anne Marbarger. “We are excited to expand the event so every person in our community can participate and make a difference. Everyone can join the fight.”
To date, Padres Pedal the Cause has raised and donated over $7.1 million to fund 42 translational research projects for all types of cancers including pancreatic, breast, brain, pediatric, skin, lung, colorectal, gastrointestinal, ovarian and endometrial. The organization works hard to underwrite all operational and event costs through partnerships with corporate sponsors, in turn allowing every participant dollar raised to fund life-saving cancer research. 100% of this funding stays local to advance cancer research and treatment in San Diego.
Padres Pedal partners with RIDE Cyclery to lead a number of training rides leading up to the November event and offers a special promotion to SoCalCycling.com readers to receive $20 off registration fees and secure Early Bird Fundraising rates (promo code: SOCAL18).
Padres Pedal the Cause will take place at Petco Park on Saturday, November 17. To register or for more information, please visit gopedal.org.