How do I make a donation?
You can make a donation by clicking the "Donate" button at the top of the screen. You may select to make a general donation, donate to a specific rider or team.
Where is my donation going?
100% of fundraising dollars raised go directly to collaborative cancer research among our six beneficiary institutions: Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Sanford Burnham Prebys, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, Scripps Research and La Jolla Institute for Immunology. Since 2013, the PPTC community has raised over $18 million to fund 80+ cancer research projects to date.
Is my donation tax deductible?
Padres Pedal the Cause is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, and your donation qualifies as a charitable deduction for income tax purposes as no goods or services were provided. Please consult with your tax adviser to determine the deductibility of your donation. Registration fees do not qualify as charitable deductions if you selected to receive our participant swag items. Tax ID Number: 46-0552414. Questions > firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I send a check for my donation?
Please make the check out to “Padres Pedal the Cause” and please be sure to add a note of which participant you would like your check to go to. Mail to: 9191 Towne Centre Drive, Suite 310 San Diego, CA 92122
Can I donate stock or donor advised funds to Pedal the Cause?
Yes! Both stock donations and donor advised funds are accepted by Padres Pedal the Cause, and you can even apply these funds towards your ride or team fundraising! For more info, or to make a donation this way, please email email@example.com
What are your policies regarding Covid-19?
We are actively monitoring the Covid-19 data and will continue to update our policy based on the guidelines and expertise of the CDC, California Department of Public Health, our local San Diego officials and our public health specialists at our hospital beneficiaries. We will communicate any updates and policy changes directly to our participants via email
Can I change my participation type?
Participants who would like to change their participation from virtual to in-person or from in-person to virtual can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I cancel my registration?
Registration fees are non-refundable. Additionally, registrants must cancel prior to March 1st to be relieved of their fundraising minimums. After March 1st, registrants are responsible for their full fundraising commitments.
What is a Yellow Jersey? / What are the incentives?
You can earn major perks by committing to and achieving one of our incentive levels. The Cure Creator level is $2500, The Yellow Jersey level is $5000, the MVP level is $10,000 and to reach the Podium level, you must raise $25,000. Yellow Jersey and raising $2,500 or more. Learn more about our incentive levels at www.curebound.org/padrespedal and search for scroll down to incentives.
What are Padres Pedal the Cause teams?
A Padres Pedal the Cause team is a great way for a group of riders, spinners, volunteers, runners and virtual riders to share their experience. In addition to the individual rider profile pages, a separate team profile page allows you to highlight your roster and your motivation for riding.
What is a Corporate Challenge team?
Any company/corporate team is designated a Corporate Challenge team. There is no limit to the number of riders and riders adhere to the standard fee and fundraising requirements.
How do I sign up my company for the Corporate Challenge?
If you are to be the Team Captain, when registering it will ask if you would like to Join a Team, Start a Team, or Ride as an Individual. Select “Start a Team”. Type in the name of your place of work as the team name and select “Corporate Challenge” as the type of team. If your business participated last year, instead select “Join a Team” and pick your team from last year from the drop-down menu.
How do I pick up my packet for Padres Pedal the Cause?
Packet pickup for in-person participants will take place at the following places and times:
Road Runners Sports, Solana Beach
100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
Note: If picking up your packet the day of the event, please plan on arriving one hour prior to your start.
Virtual participants will receive participant packets by mail. Packets will be mailed to the address used at registration. If you need to update your address, you can login and edit your personal details, or email email@example.com
What is the schedule of events for Padres Pedal the Cause
Starting times depend on the event that you are participating in. A full schedule coming soon.
Where and when can I volunteer?
There are many opportunities to volunteer with Padres Pedal the Cause. For event weekend opportunities, please email Shannon@curebound.org
Where can I purchase a wristband to enjoy food and beverage on event day without participating in cycling, spin or the 5k?
Details coming soon.
Where can I park on April 9th for the event?
Details coming soon.
Where can I meet my family after I finish my event?
Identify a landmark within the ballpark and communicate a meeting place with your family and friends. We recommend locations like Palm Court Plaza, The I Ride for or I Run for walls, or if your team has earned it – your team tent.
Can I use an E-bike?
Yes, E-bikes will be allowed on this year’s courses. We will ask that E-Bikes separate themselves from the cyclists on road bikes for safety reasons.
Will Padres Pedal provide spin shoes for the spin classes?
No, you can wear athletic shoes to spin classes on event day. This year’s spin bikes, provided by LA Fitness, are equipped to work with SPD cleats.
I'm not participating in PPTC, but would like to attend the event. Where do I buy tickets and F&B wristbands?
Details coming soon.
EVENT FUNDRAISING INFORMATION
What are the registration fees and fundraising rates for Padres Pedal the Cause?
Registration and fundraising rates vary by participation type (Ride, Spin or Run/Walk). Please check your registration or our home page to confirm the fundraising commitment for your event.
Registration fees are non-refundable. Participants must notify Padres Pedal the Cause by March 1 to be relieved of their fundraising commitment, otherwise your credit card will be charged for the balance of your commitment.
What is the difference between a ‘fundraising goal’ and a ‘fundraising commitment?’
A fundraising goal is a non-committal way to show your community what you hope to raise. You can easily adjust your ‘fundraising goal’ within your fundraising page. Select MANAGE then DETAILS to update your ‘fundraising goal'. Your fundraising commitment is the agreed upon, committed amount that you must fundraise in order to participate. ‘Fundraising commitments’ correspond with your participation option and were designated within the registration process.
What are the best ways to fundraise?
There are many ways to fundraise for Padres Pedal the Cause and 100% of every dollar donated will benefit cancer research.
Are donations to my team’s page transferrable?
The team’s general funds may be shared among individual members who still require funds to reach their minimum fundraising commitment. All requests to share funds from your team’s general fundraising must be submitted by the team captain after April 11 and at least one week before the fundraising deadline (May 9th). Please note that we cannot move funds within individual fundraising pages.
When is the fundraising deadline?
Details coming soon.
What if I don’t reach my fundraising commitment by the fundraising deadline?
We hope that you will meet and exceed your fundraising commitment, but if not, please know that your credit card will be charged for the difference.