Your General Questions Answered:
The safety of our participants is, as always, our top priority. The Pedal the Cause staff and board of directors have weighed all the options for our event this year. It was an incredibly difficult decision to make. Based on the recommendations by the CDC and knowing that so many in our Pedal family are immune compromised, we know we are making the right call. Taking our event virtual now allows us to dedicate the next 4 months to raising as much money for cancer research as possible, and we hope you will join us on this path.
Your registration fee covers the costs of the benefits we are providing for each participant. This includes a high-quality Primal performance tee, a rider bag with a few goodies, and access to our live-stream Inspirational Program. As we do every year, we rely on registration fees to help keep our lights on and to put on a first-class event. Producing a virtual event still presents costs that we must cover. Your support is key to our long-term sustainability!
We rely on our participants to set goals, reach incentive levels, and to fundraise to be best of their abilities. However, as a result of the economic uncertainties brought about by COVID-19, we will not enforce fundraising commitments for 2020.
We recommend you ride your bike where you are most comfortable and where the current social distancing guidelines allow. This may be using your driveway as your personal start/finish line, or this may mean driving to a dedicated bike trail for your ride. Ride solo or make it a family affair. It’s up to you! We encourage you to get creative. Please do not plan on riding the courses we have used at Pedal the Cause in the past, so we can avoid too many riders on one road. Look for route suggestions, training rides and virtual ride programming for spinners on our website as we get closer to September!
Unfortunately, due to social distancing guidelines we cannot hold any in-person training rides this year. Click here for a list of routes to help you train for Pedal the Cause weekend.
Registered riders received an email the week of June 15th with details of how these funds can be transferred or applied in different ways. Look for this email or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Registration this year includes a high-quality fully sublimated performance t-shirt (see design above!). Regardless of what kind of personal challenge you undertake for Pedal the Cause Inspired – riding, running, walking, spinning, or something else – you will be able to show your Pedal the Cause pride in comfort and style. We will also be selling a 2020 PTC cycling jersey in the same design via a shop on the Primal website soon, we will announce once it is available for sale.
We will be hosting several packet pick-up events in the month of September, so you will be able to pick up your rider bag, performance t-shirt and a few other fun surprises! If you reach the King of the Mountains fundraising incentive level or higher ($5,000+), you will get your packet personally delivered to your doorstep! More info to come.