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Press Release: Taste the Cause 2022

Pedal the Cause Announces Exciting Lineup for Taste the CauseTickets are on sale now and include tastings from 14 top St. Louis restaurants Taste the [...]

Press Release: Pam Mandelker Joins PTC as Development Director

Pedal the Cause Announces Pam Mandelker as New Development Director Pedal the Cause announced today that Pam Mandelker has assumed the role of Director of [...]

Pedal Personalities: Mike Weiss

Pedal Personalities: Mike Weiss Meet the mastermind behind Pedal’s courses! If you’ve participated in Pedal the Cause as a rider, then you have Mike Weiss [...]

Get to Know: Jules & Darby

Get to Know: Jules & Darby, the newest members of the PTC Team! Pedal the Cause recently added two new awesome team members and we're [...]

2022 Registration Preview

Are you ready? Registration for Pedal the Cause 2022 opens March 1! We’re gearing up for another amazing year of creating a world without cancer Friday, [...]

Press Release: Pedal the Cause 2022 Event Details

Pedal the Cause Announces Exciting 2022 Experiences Including Ride Weekend September 23, 24, & 25 Ten different in-person rides offered alongside at-home options Registration opens [...]

Join our Team!

Join Pedal the Cause in the fight against cancer as a member of our team! We’re hiring for a Senior Community Engagement Manager and a […]

Pedal the Cause Donates $4.1 Million to St. Louis Cancer Research Institutions

Pedal the Cause is thrilled to announce the results of 2021 fundraising with a total donation of $4,180,536 to Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids […]

Double Your Impact in the Fight Against Cancer!

Thanks to the generous support of Pedal the Cause founders Bill and Amy Koman, donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $25,000 starting October 20 […]

Join a Spirit Station on Pedal Weekend!

Calling all friends, family, donors, and cheerleaders of all stripes — we need YOUR help to encourage and inspire every Pedal the Cause rider as […]

Get Ready for the 2021 Inspirational Program

This year’s Inspirational Program will be livestreamed from our YouTube channel Saturday, September 25 at 7 p.m. It’s never too early to start planning how […]

2021 Honor Field Signs Available Now

Pedal the Cause will once again feature a special Honor Field at our event where riders, donors and supporters of Pedal the Cause can share […]

A World Without Cancer Day Returns Friday, August 6!

Dine Out and Help End Cancer on A World Without Cancer Day 15 St. Louis restaurants and retailers join forces and give back August 6 […]

Press Release: Pedal the Cause Presents Inaugural “Breakaway Award” to Dan and Sheila Timm

Dan and Sheila Timm Honored with Inaugural Pedal the Cause Breakaway Award New award recognizes Timms’ extraordinary fundraising achievements and dedication to cancer research. Pedal […]

Celebrating the 2020 Clare Blase Spirit Award Winners!

The Clare Blase Spirit Award was created in 2012 to honor the memory of Clare Blase and her enthusiasm, determination, and inspirational leadership in raising […]

Celebrating National Cancer Research Month

May is National Cancer Research Month and we’re proud to highlight a few of the many incredible researchers here in St. Louis whose work you […]

Press Release: Pedal the Cause Announces Exciting 2021 Events Including Ride Weekend 9/25-26

Three new courses offered alongside at-home options Registration opens Thursday, April 1   Pedal the Cause, presented by Edward Jones, is thrilled to return for […]

Press Release: Pedal the Cause Finds Success in Virtual Event Format, Stays Course to End Cancer

Pedal the Cause Finds Success in Virtual Event Format, Stays Course to End Cancer ST. LOUIS (Sept 28, 2020) — For the past ten years […]

KMOV: First time rider taking part in Pedal the Cause after very rare pregnancy cancer diagnosis

News 4’s Steve Harris profiles first-time PTC participant Christina Shockley – new mom of twins and cancer fighter in this incredible piece from KMOV News. […]

KSDK: Woman rides to find a cure and inspire others

You may remember Randalynn Vasel as a 2018 Featured Fighter! She is back for her 3rd Pedal the Cause, and this year she has set an incredible goal […]

KMOV: Family rides together for their late mother in Pedal the Cause event

Steve Harris of KMOV profiled the Sperry family on KMOV News tonight, 5-year Pedal the Cause riders who know the importance of the research they […]

KMOV: Volunteers find inspiration in loved ones

Marcie Harris-Hayes is an 8x Pedal rider, and a physical therapist and professor at Washington University in St. Louis. KMOV ‘s Steve Harris shares her […]

KMOV: Companion Bakery

Steve Harris of KMOV spotlights Companion Cafe & Bakery Outlet’s Josh Allen, who is not only riding in his third Pedal the Cause as a […]

Press Release: Pedal the Cause Inspired

Contact: Eleanor Goedeke, Director of Communications & Marketing | | | 314.787.1932 Pedal the Cause Remains Inspired to Create a World Without Cancer […]

PTC Positivity Newsletter

Since March, Pedal the Cause has been publishing a weekly newsletter focusing on the positive news from our community. Read all the issues here: #PTCpositivity […]

Support our Taste the Cause Partners

  The restaurant industry is one of the hardest hit sectors of our community. The incredible restaurants that take part in Taste the Cause are important […]

PTC Newsletter – February 2020

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Press Release: Pedal the Cause Announces New Executive Director

Pedal the Cause Announces New Executive Director ST LOUIS (January 22, 2020) – Following an extensive search, Pedal the Cause today announced the organization’s new […]

PTC Newsletter – January 2020

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PTC Newsletter – November 2019

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Press Release: Pedal the Cause Executive Director Steps Down

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Eleanor Goedeke, Director of Communications & Marketing | | 314.787.1931 ST. LOUIS (Nov 4, 2019) – Jay Indovino […]

PTC Newsletter – October 2019

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KMOV: Thousands ride through Chesterfield for cancer research fundraiser

Thousands of riders spent their Saturday morning riding bikes to raise money for cancer research. The 10th annual Pedal The Cause took participants through the […]

PTC Newsletter – September 2019

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You funded it! Pancreatic Cancer Research Advances

YOU FUNDED IT! Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Rush University in Chicago have found a chemical compound that promotes […]

Dogs hitting the treadmills to raise money for ‘Pedal The Cause’

Dogs hitting the treadmills to raise money for ‘Pedal The Cause’ ST. LOUIS ( – It’s not just people who are raising money for cancer […]

PTC Newsletter – August 2019

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PTC Newsletter – July 2019

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YOU FUNDED IT! 11 New Projects funded by Pedal the Cause

Research on liver, lung, prostate and breast cancers are among the 11 projects that will benefit from $1.8 million in new grants announced by Siteman Cancer […]

KMOV Harris Heroes – George Rugg

KMOV’s Steve Harris features 9x Pedal the Cause rider George Rugg, who is raising money in honor of his wife who passed away from cancer. […]

KMOV Harris’ Heroes – Trent

KMOV’s Steve Harris features Pedal the Cause rider Trent, who is raising money in honor of his dad who recently passed away from cancer. View […]

PTC Newsletter – June 2019

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Fighting for Colin’s Potential

Since 2014, when then 10-year-old Colin was diagnosed with stage 4 medullobastoma, the Schlereth family has been on a journey strewn with tears, fears, frustrations […]

PTC Newsletter – May 2019

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Pedal the Cause Celebrates 10 Years of Impact

Since the very first event back in 2010, Pedal the Cause has become not only the premier cycling event of the region, but the cancer […]

PTC Newsletter – April 2019

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PTC Newsletter – February 2019

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  NEWS FLASH         7 New Projects Funded       YOU FUNDED IT!  The latest round of Pedal-funded cancer research projects has […]

YOU FUNDED IT! 7 New Projects Funded

Research on colon cancer, breast cancer and acute myeloid leukemia are among the seven projects that will benefit from $2.1 million in new grants announced by Siteman Cancer Center through […]

PTC Top Fundraisers in the St. Louis Business Journal

Congratulations to our Road Warrior and Podium fundraisers whose names appeared in the November 30th edition of the St. Louis Business Journal!


  NEWS FLASH         2018 Check Presentation Celebration       What a celebration we had on 11/15 at Ballpark Village as we […]














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You funded it! Eight new research projects announced.

Research related to breast, pancreatic and brain cancers are among the eight projects that will benefit from $2.1 million in new grants announced by Siteman Cancer Center through its Siteman Investment […]

KMOV Harris’ Hero – Nick Porter

Meet Harris’ Hero Nick Porter of Team Keeley Companies, a 2x rider who was diagnosed with colon cancer 3 months after last year’s event. This year, […]


    NEWS FLASH We are challenging the St. Louis business community to help create a world without cancer by joining our Corporate Challenge. Learn […]

KMOV Harris’ Hero – Doug Mars

Meet KMOV Harris’ Hero Doug Mars, team captain of PTC Team Big Black Dog – and his dog Rex. As Doug was fighting cancer, his […]

KMOV Harris’ Hero – Sandi Essner

Sandi Essner has not let her Stage IV ovarian cancer diagnosis stop her from living her best life. This year she is proud to join […]


    NEWS FLASH   PEDAL-FUNDED RESEARCHERS EARN $3.5MM NCI GRANT YOU FUNDED IT! Jeff Milbrandt, MD, PhD and Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD received a $400,000 Pedal-funded grant in […]

Pedal-funded researchers receive $3.5M NCI grant

Jeff Milbrandt, MD, PhD (pictured right) and Aaron DiAntonio, MD, PhD (pictured left) received a $400,000 award from the Siteman Investment Program in 2016 for their […]


    NEWS FLASH   We are gearing up for our most impactful year yet! Register now for #PTC2018 and fund innovative cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center […]

Pedal-funded researchers earn $5M DOD grant

Ron Bose, MD, PhD and Cynthia Ma, MD, PhD recently received a notice of award for a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of […]


    NEWS FLASH   Registration for Pedal the Cause 2018 is open! The $4 million YOU raised in 2017 is already funding innovative cancer research projects at Siteman Cancer […]

Pedal-funded study finds similarities in cancer initiation in kidney, liver, stomach, pancreas

A Pedal-funded study led by Siteman Cancer Center researcher Jason C. Mills, MD, PhD, has made an significant discovery regarding cell behavior. “Cancers are very different from […]


  NEWS FLASH   Pedal the Cause 2018 on September 29 & 30 is on track to be our biggest and best event yet! Registration opens in […]

Pedal-funded study prompts new ideas on cancers’ origins

  A study funded by Pedal the Cause dollars in 2017 is making headlines. Rapidly dividing, yet aberrant stem cells are a major source of cancer. […]


  NEWS FLASH   The ninth annual Pedal the Cause is September 29 & 30, 2018! Don’t miss the lowest registration and fundraising rates of the […]

Sitemen offering new gene-altering treatment for blood cancers

Siteman Cancer Center was part of this groundbreaking clinical trial that led to the approval of this new breakthrough immunotherapy. In fact, in 2017, Pedal the […]

PTC Newsletter – 9/15/17

  Earn an Incentive and Be Rewarded Earning an incentive level like Yellow Jersey, King of the Mountains or Road Warrior will earn riders some […]

KMOV – Corinne’s Story

Corinne shares her story and tells us why Pedal The Cause is so important to her.  Watch her story here:

KMOV – Ron’s Story

Ron Rolfes tells us why you should participate in Pedal The Cause.  Watch his story here:

PTC Newsletter – 9/1/17

  2017 Orientation Night – Thursday, Sept. 7 Join us for Pedal the Cause 2017 Orientation on Thursday, September 7th from 5:30-7:00 pm at Edward […]

KMOV – Peyton and Team Powered by Hope

Cancer Survivor Peyton Wuennenberg tells us why YOU should participate in Pedal The Cause. Watch the story here:

KMOV – Pedal The Cause: Finding a Cure

Dr. Katherine Fuh is a featured fighter for Pedal The Cause and tells us about her cancer research.  Watch the story here:

KMOV 2017 Featured Fighters Kick Off

Some people choose to give 100%, for others it’s their only choice. Meet our 2017 Featured Fighters. They are members of the Pedal family – […]

PTC Newsletter – 8/15/17

          We know it’s not easy…but it’s SO worth it. The absolute BEST part about earning an incentive level is knowing […]

PTC Newsletter – 7/15/17

Now that you’re riding…it’s time to fundraise! Pedal the Cause has tools available for our riders to use to jump start their fundraising efforts. From customizable […]

Meet Liam: doing his part to put away the bad guys: childhood leukemia

Liam Goble has some big plans. “When I’m bigger, I want to drive a car with sirens on the front and sirens on the back,” […]

Press Release: Pedal the Cause Funds Eight New Cancer Research Projects

ST. LOUIS (July 21, 2017) – Research on upper gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer and leukemia are among the eight newly-funded projects announced by Siteman Cancer […]

PTC Newsletter – 7/1/17

    Beating the odds – Craig’s story Craig Stiegemeier is Team Captain of ABB Power and is riding in his 4th Pedal the Cause this […]

12-year-old joined Pedal the Cause after beating lymphoma

ST. LOUIS ( –  Luke Kahroff loves pretty much all sports but in September 2014 he was diagnosed with acute T-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Watch Luke’s […]

PTC Newsletter – 6/5/17

    Register by JULY 1 for Early Bird Pricing This is it! Early Bird pricing ends at midnight on July 1. Register now for our […]

Leukemia Survivor Uses ‘Cancer Curing Bike’ to Help Others

ST. LOUIS ( – A woman is pedaling for a cause after finishing her battle with leukemia. In September 2014, Darcy Nayler was doing her […]

Bring a Friend by July 1 and be Rewarded!

Hurry, offer ends July 1! When your NEW rider or stationary cyclist friend registers and puts your name in the “Referred by” field, both you […]

Press Release: Edward Jones Announces $1 Million Commitment

Edward Jones Announces $1 Million Commitment to Pedal the Cause as St. Louis Community Unites to Create a World Without Cancer ST LOUIS (Sept. 28, 2016) […]

Wife joins ‘Pedal the Cause’ after husband loses battle with cancer

ST. LOUIS ( – A wife joined “Pedal the Cause” after losing her husband to cancer. Larry Huett was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2010. By […]

Siteman Investment Program awards $2.2 million in cancer research grants

Research on breast cancer and the effects of chemotherapy are among the seven projects that will benefit from $2.2 million in new grants announced by Siteman […]

Pedal the Cause inspires participants ride, fight against cancer

  KMOV coverage of Pedal the Cause, on Sunday September 25, 2016.

Pedal the Cause – Princess Vivian

Laura introduces us to a special little girl who continues to benefit from St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Pedal the Cause. 

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