Join us on April 9th for a celebration of survivorship and cancer cures!
Padres Pedal the Cause is Curebound’s signature event, bringing together thousands of participants each year to raise money for collaborative cancer research. Hosted in partnership with the SD Padres, "Pedal" is San Diego’s most impactful fundraising experience with over $15 million raised to date to fund 78 innovative research grants in all types of cancer.
You will be inspired by the energy and passion of the Pedal community made up of survivors, families & friends, doctors, scientists, children and volunteers – all of whom are determined to see cures in our lifetime.
100% of every dollar raised funds life-saving cancer research.
Meet our 2022 Featured Fighters - members of our community who have inspired others with their courage, warmth, and dedication to creating a world without cancer. Take a moment to hear their stories...
“We’re riding for Stacey. But we’re really riding for everyone.”
Loving, courageous, strong and real – Stacey and Rick have inspired so many people to stand up and help be part of the cure. Team Race for Stace, created by their children Aubrey and Andrew Valencia, is now leading the charge as the top fundraising team for Padres Pedal 2022.
“Everything you were planning on, everything you were doing – it just stops. And it’s a long road." – Anjuli Timmer
When Caden was diagnosed with cancer for the first time at just ten years old, he fought back hard and with the help of his care team at Rady Children’s Hospital, went cancer free for five years. When the cancer returned last fall, Caden’s courage and optimism have helped his whole family navigate a treatment plan that now includes CAR-T Cell therapy that has put him into remission.
“As I’m riding in Del Mar, and I’m struggling – I just want to quit.My buddy Nick reminded me: This is nothing compared to what a cancer patient is going through, whether it’s radiation or chemo. So stop complaining and start pedaling. I’ll never forget him saying that to me.” – Ryan Thorvaldsen
For years, the San Diego Padres have been leaders in the fight against cancer, hosting our annual event at their beautiful ballpark and giving Padres Pedal the Cause a home base. Each year, the Padres open their doors to thousands of cancer fighters, friends and family to gather at Petco Park in celebration of progress and hope.
“Every Padres employee has their own cancer story to tell,” said Chris Connolly, Chief Marketing Officer.“Everyone has been impacted by cancer.”
Pedal one of our four cycling courses in honor of someone you love who’s life has been changed by cancer. Choose from 25, 55, 88 and 100 miles. All rides go out over the Coronado Bridge!
Join us for a scenic 5K in downtown San Diego and finish on the field at Petco Park. Whether you run or walk, individuals, families and teams are all welcome to go at their own pace and take a first step toward ending cancer.
The best spin of your life in this inspirational setting! Join us for rooftop spinning atop the historic Western Metal Supply Co. building overlooking Petco Park downtown San Diego. Motivational rides by SD’s most popular teachers + incredible music by the Pedal DJ make these 50 minute spin classes an awesome way to support cancer research.
Padres Pedal the Cause is founded on the deep-seated belief that cures are possible; that cancer is curable. With the knowledge that each small finding leads to a larger discovery and then one day, a breakthrough. Though the road may be long and the uphill climb may be steep, every mile brings us closer to cures.
Padres Pedal the Cause 2022 Finish Line Photos Now Available!
Results from all rides and the 5K are available to view. To download and share your photo with your friends and family click here.
EVENT INFO & PARKING PASSES, EVENT HANDBOOK, CUE SHEETS & PACKET PICK-UP PROXY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE RESOURCES PAGE.
April 7: Packet Pickup @ Road Runner Sports, Solana Beach
10:00am – 2:00pm
211 N Hwy 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075
Parking at Solana Beach train station
April 8: Packet Pickup @ Petco Park
4:30 pm –6:30pm
100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
(Park Boulevard Gate, corner of 10th & Park Blvd)
Free parking available in the Lexus Premier Lot
April 9: Padres Pedal the Cause 2022 See event schedule below for start times.
May 9: Fundraising closes
June 16: 2022 Fundraising Reveal & Check Celebration
June 20: World Without Cancer Day
EVENT SCHEDULE / START TIMES
Check-In & Breakfast: 4:30 am
88/100 Mile Ride: 6:30 am start
5K Run/Walk: 7:00 am start
55 Mile Ride: 8:00 am start
25 Mile Ride: 9:00 am start
Spin: 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm starts
Kids Challenge: 9:30 am (3-7 yrs) & 10:00 am (8-12 yrs) starts
Lunch & Bar Open: 10:30 am
Live Music & Finish Line Festival: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm courtesy of Republic of Music
Mainstage Remarks & Closing Video: 2:30 pm
Petco Park Closed: 4:00 pm
Make the most of event weekend with a hotel stay close to Petco Park! Room blocks at the following hotels have been reserved for Padres Pedal participants and are available on a first come basis on 4/8-4/9.
Omni San Diego: $229/night
672 L Street, San Diego CA 92101 Click here to book
Hilton Bayfront: $209/night
1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
Call to book: 619-564-3333
If you'd like to attend Padres Pedal 22 as a spectator to cheer on family members and friends, general admission is free of charge. Spectator wristbands will be available at the gate on Event Day.
For spectators wishing to purchase Food & Beverage wristbands, you can do so at the admission gate for $40 or purchase in advance here.
Registered participants do not need to purchase wristbands. F&B is included for any participant signed up for Cycling, Spin, 5K, and Kids Challenge.
Our most popular ride! Cross the iconic Coronado Bridge, down the Silver Strand and back to Petco Park via Bay Shore Bike Way. Suitable to riders of all abilities, the Coronado Classic is a longtime favorite course. See the 25 mile route here.
An intermediate-level course fit for cyclists who want a solid challenge, while still leaving time to celebrate and relax in the afternoon. See the 55 mile route here.
Padres Pedal the Cause is an opportunity to come together as a company in support of family members and friends whose lives have been changed by cancer is an impactful way of contributing to the community.
Bring your workforce together and build a team to take part in the 2022 Corporate Challenge. There are so many ways to get involved and everyone can make a difference.
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE:
COMPANY & CULTURAL BENEFITS INCLUDE:
For more information on the Corporate Challenge and how to start a corporate team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Go the extra mile to accelerate cures. Padres Pedal participants who want to make a bigger impact can commit to an incentive level and become a Top Fundraiser. Knowing you are making a significant contribution toward creating a world without cancer is its own reward. But it comes with recognition too!
Teams that go above and beyond in their commitment to creating a world without cancer earn special recognition on event day. Incentives will include:
Check back for more information on team incentives coming soon!
We are grateful for the incredible partnership of our corporate sponsors who underwrite all operational and event costs, allowing every participant-raised dollar to fund life-saving cancer research.
Partnership opportunities are available at many levels. For more information on how to become an event sponsor, please reach out and we will be in touch to share ideas.
Principal, Bernstein Private Wealth Management
Director, Chief Stewardship Officer
Co-Founder & President,
Power Forward Ventures
Senior Vice President,
President, Direct Systems Support
Senior Director, Operations Finance
CTO, Forward Slope, Inc
Healthcare Industry Executive,
Strategic Planning and Business Development
Senior Vice President, Community & Military Affairs
San Diego Padres
Senior Director, Operations,
Policy & Regulatory
The Salk Institute
Director, Partnership Development
San Diego Padres
Rady Children’s Hospital
Former Chief of Police
San Diego Police Department
We are proud to fund collaborative, innovative
research among San Diego's top research institutions: