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Padres Pedal the Cause

Padres Pedal the Cause is an annual cycling fundraising event with the mission of creating a world without cancer. The event is scheduled for November 17, where participants of all ages and abilities can ride, run, walk, spin on a stationary bike, or volunteer at an all-day celebration. All bike routes ride across the iconic Coronado Bridge, and start and end on the field at Petco Park.

The San Diego Padres and Pedal the Cause first teamed up in 2015 and raised $1.3 million for cancer research centers here in San Diego. Starting in 2016 the organizations officially partnered to renamed the event Padres Pedal the Cause, and moved the celebration to Petco Park. Together, we have donated more than $7.1 million to fund 42 collaborative cancer research projects in San Diego.

There are many ways to participate:

  • Ride a bike on one of the courses - 25, 55, 88, or 100 miles - and finish on centerfield at Petco Park. Youth can join the Superhero Kids Challenge for a fun, safe ride, too!
  • Join a high-energy 50-minute spin class on the stationary bikes, set up on the field at Petco.
  • Run or walk the new 5K along the Embarcadero, finishing on the field.
  • Fundraise or donate directly to the cause or to a participant's fundraising page
  • Volunteer during the event. It takes more than 800 volunteers to make Padres Pedal go!

Everyone can be a cancer fighter. There are also reduced registration and fundraising rates for students, military and their spouses. You can learn more about Padres Pedal and how you can get involved by visiting


Spin the day away in a high-energy, on-field stationary bike class led by local instructors who will get your heart pumping.

  • Choose to cycle for 1, 2, 3 or 4 hours on Saturday, November 1 starting at 10 a.m.
  • All riders get a Technical Shirt, towel and swag bag, plus entry into festivities on the field - food, refreshments, music and more
  • Sign up to sweat and join the fun during Padres Pedal the Cause weekend at


Calling all superheroes: kids joining forces to end cancer! The Padres Pedal Kids Challenge takes place on a safely enclosed youth track at Petco Park for children ages 3-12. Finish on the field with Batman, Superman and the Padres Pedal cancer crusaders. Scooters, training wheels, bikes and capes are welcome! All youth participants will receive a Padres Pedal the Cause super-T, medal, and finish by riding across centerfield.

Date: Saturday, November 17
Where: Park at the Park, Petco Park
Dress: Capes and costumes! Kids must wear helmets.
Ages: 3 - 12

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100 percent of all proceeds fund life-saving cancer research at:

UC San Diego Health
Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discover Institute
Rady Childrens Hospital San Diego

About Padres Pedal the Cause

Padres Pedal the Cause is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to funding collaborative cancer research in San Diego. To date, Padres Pedal has raised and donated over $7.1 million to fund 42 translational research projects at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Rady Children's Hospital and Sanford-Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute. It is our goal that the research funded by Padres Pedal the Cause will lead to increased survivorship and ultimately, a cure. For more information or to register for the November 17th event, please visit or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter