What is Ride for a Child?
Ride for a Child (RFC) is a special program of Pedal the Cause that pairs teams with pediatric oncology patients who are actively going through treatment at Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. It is an inspiring way for cyclists to connect with a child who is receiving state-of-the-art care and more advanced treatment for cancer as a result of the funds raised by Pedal the Cause.
Through pre-event meet-ups and events, teams are able to form a meaningful connection with their child and family, with many teams and families staying in touch long after the event. For participating children, RFC offers an exciting distraction from their treatments and gives them a supportive team of individuals that will train, fundraise and ride in their honor.
We welcome Ride for a Child families to participate in any and all Pedal the Cause events. Below is a list of important dates:
- Ride for a Child Celebration & Kid’s Challenge:
- September 12, 2020: All RFC participants and teams will be invited to a special Ride for a Child Celebration as a part of the Kid’s Challenge, giving teams and families a chance to meet before the ride. Location TBD.
- Pedal the Cause Weekend:
- Saturday, September 26, 2020: Held at Chesterfield Amphitheater, the Kids Challenge offers activities for children, as well as dinner and entertainment later that evening.
- Sunday, September 27, 2020: RFC families are invited to cheer on their team as they cross the finish line. After the ride, families can enjoy a range of activities and entertainment, including eating lunch with their team.