The 2023 Event Handbook & Volunteer Handbook will be available in March prior to the event.
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 to Padres Pedal the Cause?
Yes. Please start your transfer with the following information: Curebound Broker Account Information: Sanford C Bernstein & Co. LLC Bernstein Contact Information: SDO-Team1@alliancebernstein.com, 858-812-2200 Account Name: Curebound, Inc. Account Number: 036-06400 DTC Number: 0013. Please notify email@example.com of your transfer so we can properly track on it and recognize you for your gift.
Can I make a donation via Donor Advised Fund?
Yes, please provide the following information to your account manager: Curebound, Inc. 9191 Town Centre Drive, Ste. 310 San Diego, CA 92122 Tax ID: 46-0552414. Please note: all Donor-Advised Fund gifts only list the institution’s name and address. When submitting your contribution request to your managing institution, please ask that your name and address be included so we can properly thank you for your gift.
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 1, 2023 to be relieved of their fundraising minimums. After March 1st, registrants are responsible for their full fundraising commitments.
What is a Yellow Jersey? / What is an incentive?
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. Team members can share donations made to their team as a whole and/or share funds raised by individual members. Funds may only be shared with fellow team members.
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”. and type in the name of your place of work as the team name. If your business participated last year, instead select “Join a Team” and pick your team from last year from the drop-down menu.
Where and when can I volunteer?
If interested in volunteering on event day, register here. You can register as an individual or elect to join a team. Volunteers are not committing to fundraise within this year's event but will have the option to update their personal fundraising page and fundraise if they choose to do so.
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, spin participants 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.
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, 2023 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.
When is the fundraising deadline?
Participants have until April 18, 2023 to raise funds for Padres Pedal the Cause 2023.
What if I don’t reach my fundraising commitment by the fundraising deadline of April 18th?
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.