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 pretty sweet perks at event weekend! Check it out:


Must-Read Event Weekend Details

Just 1 week until Pedal the Cause 2017!
Here are a few key details:

1 – You will receive an email on Tuesday, September 19th with your start time, course information, and barcode for packet pick up. If you don’t see it by the end of the day, please check your junk or promotions folder!

2 – The 2017 Rider Handbook is now available to view and download on our website here. It will answer all of your questions!

3 – Make sure to plan your weekend to include Taste the Cause and PTC Live on Saturday night! All registered riders have all access to these events. You can purchase extra Taste the Cause tickets for non-registered guests in the PTC Shop here until Monday, 9/18 at noon (tickets will be mailed to you), or on site that evening at the Meal Ticket tent next to Registration.

4View all event logistics and details on our 2017 Event Weekend Details page here!



Check out this short video from one Kids Challenge parent to another about all the awesome changes made for the 2017 Ameren Kids Challenge at Pedal the Cause!

Don’t miss out on all the fun, especially the BRAND NEW PTC Kids Zone you can enjoy before after the ride, including the Saint Louis Science Center, Paws for HopeBricks 4 KidzHome Depotpancake art by DANCAKES, St. Louis Children’s Hospital helmet fittings, and appearances from Clown Docs, Star Wars characters from the 501st LegionSuperheroes, John and his Remote-Controlled Monster Truck, Louie the Ameren Lightning Bug, Sky Zone Maniac Mascot, Oompa-Loompas and Louie from the St. Louis Blues. 100% of rider-raised dollars fund cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital.


2017 Featured Fighters

We all have a reason to fight for #aworldwithoutcancer. Meet  Cori Austin – cancer fighter, team captain and member of the #pedalfamily. Watch her story, share it with your community, and let them know what Pedal the Cause is all about. Cori gives 100% in the fight against cancer, can’t you?


Last chance to submit your video and be part of an incredible montage we will show on the big screen at event weekend!

Need help? Watch Tania’s sample video here for inspiration for your own video.


Important PTC Dates

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

October 31, 2017

PTC Fundraising Deadline

November 16, 2017

PTC Check Presentation

Ballpark Village

Save the Date!
February 23, 2018
Yellow Jersey Celebration
Grand Hall at Union Station

Who do you ride for?
Send us a photo!
As part of our Saturday night inspirational program, PTC LIVE, we are asking all our participants to send us a photo or photos of who you are riding for! You can UPLOAD the photos directly here or EMAIL them to Don’t miss your chance to part of a wonderful photo collage!

Partner & Team Events

September 14-16, 2017

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

September 16, 2017

CycleBar Ride for Team Powered By Hope
Cycle Bar Creve Couer

September 20, 2017
5:30 – 7:30pm
Hi-Pointe Drive-In Give Back
Keller-Williams – Robb’s Riders Team

September 21, 2017
4:30 – 8:30pm

Happy Hour Give Back at BBQ Saloon
Team Siteman

September 22, 2017
6:30 am – 3 pm

50% Give Back at City Coffee & Creperie
Team Leisa Zigman

Volunteers Needed

Just 1 week to go, and we still have a few key shifts left to fill! Ask your friends and family who aren’t riding if they can volunteer. Shifts needed are:


PTC SHOP, 5-8pm
Silent Auction, 5-8pm
Guest Relations, 5-8pm

Gear Check, 
5:45am-10am Bike Corral, 5:45am-10am 

Check out all available shifts and opportunities on the Volunteer Registration page here!

ATTN: Living Proof

This year, all Pedal the Cause Living Proof – cancer fighters, suriviors and thrivers – can pick up their Living Proof t-shirts and a special gift at the Siteman Cancer Center tent on Saturday or Sunday.

As you are enjoying Taste the Cause and PTC Live on Saturday night, be sure to be in the Amphitheater at 6:45pm for the Living Proof photo which will be taken at the top of the stairs. We will see you there!

Featured Sponsor

Our friends at Autohaus BMW are back again for 2017 and have stepped up their support of our mission to create a world without cancer.

This year, for every $500 you raise you will earn a chance to win a BMW X5! The winner will be picked at random at this year’s Check Presentation on November 16th at Ballpark Village. Don’t miss it!

Many thanks to Autohaus BMW for their incredible generosity and for making one lucky fundraiser VERY happy!

Team Photo Sign Up
This year, you can sign up for your Team Photo online before the event and secure your spot! Click here to sign up for your Team Photo.

Thank you to JORD Wood Watches who is providing complimentary Team Photos this year.

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!

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