Frequently Asked Questions

Your Donation Questions Answered:

Padres Pedal accepts credit card and check donations. You can make a credit card donation by clicking the Donate button at the top of the screen. You may select to make a general donation, donate to a specific rider or team, or make a donation to support operations.

To make a donation by check select "check" from the "I will be paying by" line on the donation page. After submitting your donation, print the invoice from the Thank You page by selecting "Click here to view the invoice for your donation". If you forget to print this invoice, print a copy of the Thank You email that you will receive at the email address you provided (it will contain the same information).

Please make the check payable to Pedal the Cause and mail the check and invoice to: 
Pedal the Cause
2445 Fifth Ave, Suite 402
San Diego, CA 92101

You can make as many donations to different riders and/or teams as you'd like at one time by clicking "Add Another Donation" on the rider's or team's donation screen. When you are done selecting the riders /teams you would like to donate to, enter the information in the field for each rider / team, and then click "Check Out." Your credit card will be charged once for the sum of the donations made.

When making a donation, click the "Remain Anonymous" box located on the donation screen. Your donation will be anonymous to the public, but the rider you made a donation to will be able to view your name. We provide this information to the rider so that they may thank their donors. The amount of the donation cannot be hidden only the name of the donor is kept anonymous.

No, you do not need to login to make a donation; simply click on the “donate” button on our website, and select “Individual/Team donation.” You will then be taken to a page to search for the rider you would like to support. Once you have found their profile, click “donate” and follow the instructions.  All donations made online are 100% secure.  We do not store credit card info in our database from donors.

Yes, both credit card and check donations can be made in memory of a loved one. For checks, write “In Memory of ” on the memo line and please provide a name and address of a family member to receive acknowledgement of the donation. For credit card donations, check the “In Memory of” box, and the provide the name and address of a family member to receive acknowledgement of the donation in the space provided below. Email us at with any questions.

Please go online and make a check pledge with the donor’s information. Then mail the check to us at the below address. Make sure that your Rider # and/or name are included in the memo line, so that we may appropriately apply the donation to your ride.

Padres Pedal the Cause
2445 Fifth Ave, Suite 402
San Diego, CA 92101

Credit card and check donations are always best for tax acknowledgement purposes. We prefer you deposit any cash received and then donate yourself via check or credit card.

If you are a donor, you must bring the cash donation to the Padres Pedal the Cause office if you wish to receive a tax acknowledgement receipt. Padres Pedal the Cause cannot issue a tax acknowledgement for cash donation submitted by anyone other than the actual donor. Please do not send cash through the mail.

The corporate matching program is a way for companies and corporations to acknowledge and support the donations made by their employees by providing funding to match a portion of the amount donated. Through corporate matching, corporations can match employee's gifts to Padres Pedal the Cause, making every dollar go further. To get started check with your human resources office to see if they offer gift matching. If they don't, you may want to ask your company to start one. If your company does offer gift matching, contact your human resources department to understand the steps required to submit a match request.

Please contact us at and we will help you reroute your donation.

It is up to you to make sure your donors send their checks. When logged in, you can view your profile and look at the details for each donation. Donations without a green checkmark next to the dollar amount are donations which Padres Pedal the Cause has not received. If more than a couple of weeks passes and you don't see a change, you may want to follow up with that donor and remind them of the donation they've pledged. Please remember, any unpaid pledges will not count toward your fundraising and you are still responsible for meeting your fundraising minimum.

If a donor never sends the check they pledged to the Padres Pedal the Cause office, it will not be counted towards the amount you've raised. If you need that check donation to meet your minimum fundraising commitment, you must follow up with the donor to make sure they send the check to the Padres Pedal the Cause office by the fundraising deadline. Padres Pedal the Cause does not contact individual donors on your behalf.

If you would like to change the recognition name that appears on the riders public profile page, please send an email to Please include the following information: rider name; donor name; date of the donation; and desired recognition name.

All donations are 100% tax deductible!

Yes, Pedal the Cause is a 501(c)(3). If you would like more information about our Tax ID# or non-profit status, please email

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