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 Jones Headquarters (12555 Manchester Road, Des Peres, MO 63131). Program starts promptly at 6 pm.

Individual riders, Team Captains and all participants are encouraged to join us to discuss all the details about the upcoming Pedal the Cause weekend including new features, schedule of events, courses, fundraising FAQs and other important logistics. For more info click here!


2017 Featured Fighters

We all have a reason to fight for #aworldwithoutcancer. Meet our 2017 Featured Fighters – cancer fighters, survivors and researchers for whom the battle with cancer is personal. Share their stories with your community, and use these videos as tools to explain the gravity and impact of raising money for Pedal the Cause. We are all in this together.


2017 Rider Handbook

The Pedal the Cause 2017 Rider Handbook is here!  It is chock full of event logistics, weekend schedules, course and safety info. Download it here and get prepared for an incredible few days of festivities…
PTC 2017 is just 20 days away!


Featured Rider Olen Dobkins

On August 8th, first-time rider on team 
Bartlett’s Bikers Olen Dobkins decided it was time to start fundraising. How do we know that? Take a look at his rider profile. From August 8th – September 1st he has raised an incredible $9,435!
Congratulations on reaching Road Warrior status, Olen!  Welcome to the #pedalfamily. We’ll see you at the start!

Submit a video by 9/5 and be Entered to Win $50 to the PTC Shop!
1 entrant will be randomly selected on 9/5 to win a $50 credit to the PTC Shop! Need help? Watch Tania’s sample video here for inspiration for your own video.


You Can Now Bid in the Silent Auction

This year, we have taken our silent auction ONLINE!

Between now and Sunday, September 24th – you can bid electronically right from your phone via text message for some incredible prizes. Once you place a bid on an item, you will also receive text message updates when you have been outbid, and it will give you the option of placing a new bid via text message. CHECK OUT THE AUCTION HERE!

You don’t have to be present to win one of these fabulous prizes, and bidders can bid from literally anywhere with a phone – please SHARE this auction with your friends and family! 


Important PTC Dates

Sept. 7, 2017 at 5:30pm
Pedal the Cause Orientation
Make the most of PTC 2017!
Edward Jones Headquarters

Sept. 23 & 24, 2017
Pedal the Cause Weekend
Chesterfield Amphitheater

Free Trailnet Training Ride for PTC riders

Join us this Sunday, September 3rd, for the Trailnet Giro Della Montagna Ride, a ride around the City’s Hill neighborhood. Choose from 18, 30, 49 or 100 mile courses. Check in at the PTC tent when you arrive and registered PTC riders can join in the fun for FREE! ($10 fee for the century ride).


Partner & Team Events
September 8, 2017, 1-3pm
Whip Cancer in the Face
Pie in the Face Event at the Center for Advanced Medicine

September 8-9, 2017
Parker’s Table Shop for a Cause
Bill Box’s Blue, Red and Grey

September 9, 2017 at 7pm
POD Trivia Night
Epiphany of Our Lord Church 6596 Smiley Ave, 63110

September 11-16, 2017

Bobo for a Cause!
10% Giveback from 5-9pm
Bill Box’s Blue, Red and Grey

Featured Sponsor

This year’s awesome water bottle features our incredible sponsor, World Wide Technology, Inc!  They have been a proud partner of PTC since 2016, supporting our operations and event costs.

Team World Wide Technology, Inc will be riding in their 3rd PTC and are quickly closing in on the $100,000 lifetime fundraising mark. Thank you World Wide Technology, Inc. for all you do! 

Rider Updates from the Course to your Phone

Family, friends and teammates can sign up to receive real-time rider updates from the course right to their phone!  Visit our Athlete Updates page, and type in the first or last name of the rider you want to follow. You will have the option of receiving updates via social media or text message when the rider crosses certain checkpoints on the course and the finish line!

Medals are BACK!

Thanks to our generous Start Finish Sponsor, Spire, we are proud to announce that Finisher Medals are BACK.

Every rider, stationary cyclist and Kids Challenger will receive this cool medal when they cross the finish line on event weekend. How about some cowbell for Spire!

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