Greetings March for Science – San Diego (MSSD) marchers, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters! After you helped create such a hugely successful (15,000 people!) march in April, we’re upping the pace a bit by jumping on our bikes to fundraise for local cancer research. We need your help again to keep San Diego science strong - you can help out by donating (100% goes to cancer research) or joining us as a volunteer or a rider.
We are organizing a team for Padres Pedal the Cause, a cycling fundraising event November 11-12, 2017 benefiting local cancer research. For this event, participants choose a cycling route, then reach out to friends, family members, and coworkers to raise funds to support their ride. Routes range from 25 to 90 miles, and this year for the first time, participants will be able to ride over the Coronado Bay Bridge! There are also other options to participate, check out the PPC website for more information.
Check out these FAQs for the MSSD team, and also check out the Padres Pedal the Cause FAQs as well.
Who can ride?
Scientists, marchers, and anyone who supports San Diego science! Please note the “financial obligation” below. You must be at least 13 to ride a course, but PPC has options for kids too.
What is my financial obligation?
Every rider must pay $100 to register, and this includes a jersey (please choose this option over the technical T-shirt when registering) and other race day items. If you don’t meet your fundraising minimum, your credit card will be charged for the fundraising amount, which you can see when you sign up—for the 25 mile route, it’s $350 if you sign up before August 1st, and goes up after that date. We will be promoting the MSSD team and the riders through all of our social media channels, and hope to help all riders meet their goals. Additionally, we plan to hold a fundraiser before the event to help out as well (stay tuned!).
Which route should I choose?
The Saturday rides are the only to cross the Coronado Bay Bridge, so we’d prefer all of the MSSD riders ride on Saturday. If you are a first timer, or inexperienced cyclist, choose the 25 mile route or the urban loop. Each of these rides can be done without a road bike (e.g., thin tires) but we suggest not using a mountain bike as the tires will give too much resistance for this length of a ride.
How do I sign up?
Please fill out this form to let us know your availability to participate as a cyclist, volunteer, or to donate. Because we want to help every rider meet their financial goal, we want to make sure the team size is limited to our fundraising capabilities. We will be in contact soon after you fill out that form and suggest that you fill it out soon as the fundraising minimums will increase August 1st.
How do I support to the team if I can’t participate in the event?
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org