Your General Questions Answered:
We all have been affected by cancer. Only through raising funds to support vital cancer research will we ever reach our goal of creating a world without cancer. Each rider and spinner commits to raising a certain amount of money (dependent on the course they have chosen), 100% of which funds world class cancer research here in St. Louis. If by October 31, 2020 that rider or spinner has not raised the amount of money they have committed to, their credit card they entered at registration will be charged the difference. The terms and conditions are clearly outlined in our Fundraising Agreement & Liability Waiver that participants must agree to upon registration. Note that rider commitments are separate from registration fees. If you have any further question please contact our office, email@example.com or 314.787.1990. * We rely on our participants to set goals, reach incentive levels, and to fundraise to be best of their abilities to fund critical cancer research. However, as a result of the economic uncertainties brought about by COVID-19, we will not enforce fundraising commitments for 2020, meaning your credit car will not be charged if you do not reach your commitment.*
In order for 100% of participant-raised funds to support vital cancer research, Pedal the Cause relies on sponsor contributions and registration fees to provide a first-class celebration for our Pedal Family. The registration fees of our participants help pay for the many perks of registration, including a high-quality cycling jersey or tech tee, a finisher medal, top notch water bottle, rider bag filled with goodies, course support, refueling stations, meals and refreshments, entertainment…and much more. If you have any further question please contact our office, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.787.1990
We encourage you to register for a course that you are physically comfortable riding. Check out our course selection graphic as well as our course comparison chart to compare your options. Please note, the metric century and century courses will require training for someone who is not an avid cyclist. Please visit our Courses page to help you choose which course is best for you. If you have any further question please contact our office, at email@example.com or 314.787.1990.
Whether your goal is 10 miles or 100 miles, it’s a good idea to get on our bike and ride before event weekend. Please note, the metric century and century courses will require training for someone who is not an avid cyclist. Check our our Training page, with a weekly plan to help you prepare for your ride. If you’d like more help, the team at Power Up @ Big Shark can help you achieve your goals. Power Up is an indoor cycling training facility where cyclists of all abilities are welcome. Using state-of-the-art Computrainer technology, their full-time, professional coaching staff guides each athlete through their own personalized workout based on their fitness, experience, and cycling goals.
You will receive an informational email with your start time approximately 5-7 days before the event. All riders can expect to start with their teammates who are riding the same course! Your start time will also be displayed on your Pedal the Cause profile page 5-7 days before the event.
There will be a rest stop approximately every 5 to 10 miles for water, food, and mechanical and/or medical attention. Support vehicles will also patrol the course to provide assistance, if necessary. To summon a support vehicle, call the SAG number located on your bike tag.
We’ve selected a very scenic route through St. Louis County, keeping in mind that riders of all levels will be participating. For more specific information about each course, visit our Courses page.
Course are extremely well-marked and color-coded for your ride. Before your start, you will receive a safety briefing giving you instructions and telling you which color signs to look for. The ground is also spray painted with color-coded arrows. Pedal the Cause volunteer Course Marshals are also stationed around each course at key turns to ensure rider safety. In the rare event you get off course, call the SAG number located on your bike tag for assistance.
Yes, riders are required to abide by the rules of the road for this ride. Please visit the Rider Safety page for a complete description of the rules of the road.
Yes, through our partners you can easily rent a bike and have it waiting for you in the bike corral on ride day! Please check out our Rent a Bike page to learn more information.
Yes, you can ride with a tandem bike. Each rider pays a registration fee dependent on their status (regular or young rider) and each rider has their own fundraising commitment.
No, under no circumstances may you ride with an infant or child attached to your bicycle. However, if your child (ages 3-12) would like to participate they can register for the Kids Challenge!
Early bird registration allows adult participants to register with a discounted fundraising minimum requirement. If participants register after July 1, fundraising minimums go up. Check out the How it Works page for all the details. * As a result of the economic uncertainties brought about by COVID-19, registration rates will remain $100 for the entirety if 2020.*