Your Team Questions Answered:
A Pedal the Cause team is a great way for a group of riders, spinners, volunteers, 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.
There are two ways to share funds among team members:
- The team’s general funds may be shared among individual members who still require funds to reach their minimum fundraising commitment.
- An individual team member’s funds in excess of their minimum fundraising commitment may be transferred to another team member who still needs additional funds to reach their minimum fundraising commitment.
Yes, the team captain can change the name of your team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the current team name and the new team name.
You can select to join a team during the registration process. If you have already registered, log into your profile and click the “Join a Team” link in the left submenu, then select the team you wish to join from the list. The team captain will receive a notification email when you join the team.
You can create a team during the registration process. If you have already registered, log into your profile and click the “Create a Team” link in the left submenu. You’ll be asked for the name of your team and the type of team. If you are creating a team for your company, you are creating a Corporate Challenge team. If you are creating a team and are affiliated with the Hospital, you are creating a Hospital team. If you are creating a team for friends and family, you are a creating a Friends and Family team.
Participants can be a member of only one team because your membership adds to the team’s fundraising total.
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.
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”. Type in the name of your place of work as the team name and select “Corporate Challenge” as the type of team. If your business participated last year, instead select “Join a Team” and pick your team from last year from the drop down menu.
Any employee of our beneficiaries and their supporting and related medical facilities are a Hospital Affiliate Teams. This includes Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, BJC Healthcare, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Siteman Cancer Center.
Any group of people not affiliated with a single company as part of our Corporate Challenge or one of our beneficiary organizations, may start their own Friends & Family team.
A Ride for a Child team is a team that is participating in our Ride for a Child program. Participating teams train, fundraise, and ride in honor of a child who is receiving or has received treatment for cancer at Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Visit our Ride for a Child page for more information and contact Colleen Caul at email@example.com if you are interested in having your team participate in the Ride for a Child program.