Your General Questions Answered:
We are planning to host a first-class event experience in-person at Chesterfield Amphitheater on September 25 and 26, 2021. Our team has worked hard to put together an event plan that puts your safety first, and we are confident in our ability to give you an incredible Pedal Weekend. We will continue to monitor the situation in our region and evaluate our plans to ensure they meet the strictest safety guidelines. Any changes in event details will be communicated to our event participants through email, our website and social media. Whether you decide to join us in-person as a rider, spinner, or volunteer or from home as a virtual Inspired participant, we are dedicated to giving you an unforgettable, inspirational experience.
Pedal the Cause takes the health and safety of our community very seriously. We are in constant communication with the St. Louis County Health Department, local officials and health experts and have formed a Covid Advisory Board. Our event protocol is informed by St. Louis County Public Health Department’s current recommendations and regulations. We expect that some details will evolve and we will continue to make adjustments and accommodations to ensure your safety while also honoring our commitment to creating a world without cancer. Precautions will include the following:
- Staggered start times to maintain social distancing
- Police & course support
- Spectator cheer stations along route to maintain social distancing
- Modified refueling stations with packaged food and beverage options
- Medical and mechanical support
- Start and finish lines will be separate to allow better social distancing of participants
- Participants should assume that masks will be required when not riding your bike — at the start/finish, rest areas, when receiving assistance from course support
- Increased hand sanitizing stations and frequent cleaning of high-touch areas
- Increased number of amenities to ensure social distancing and proper cleaning between use
We rely on our participants to set goals, reach incentive levels, and to fundraise to be best of their abilities to achieve or mission of funding critical cancer research. As a result of the economic uncertainties brought about by COVID-19, we have implemented lower fundraising commitments than prior years. Riders, spinners and Inspired participants who register by July 1 will have a minimum commitment of $100 for one day, $200 for two days. After July 1, commitments will increase to $250 for one day, $500 for two days. Kids Challengers never have a fundraising commitment, but they can earn incentives for fundraising!
We plan to host two in-person training rides this summer. We will be closely monitoring the public health guidelines as these dates approach and providing updates to our participants. In addition, we will be offering a Signature Training Ride Series which you can complete at your leisure to earn prizes from our partners! Check the PTC Events Calendar for more information. In addition, check out the resources on our Training page for more suggested routes you can ride on your own or with your teammates while you train!
If you are participating in-person as a rider or spinner, you will pick up your packet from Macy’s parking lot across from the Chesterfield Amphitheater the week before the ride. We will ensure the safety of all participants at packet pick up by implementing social distancing, mask wearing, and other COVID precautions. More details will be shared with participants via email. Please note: packet pickup will not be available on event days (Saturday, September 25 and Sunday, September 26). If you are registered as a virtual participant, you will receive your packet in the mail. It will be sent to the address you used at registration, so make sure that is up to date. If you need to change it, log in and edit your personal details, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.