The Importance of Volunteering

Padres Pedal the Cause is dedicated to bringing an end to cancer through an annual two-day cycling challenge held each November. Over 2,000 riders will take to the roads this November and raise critically needed funds for cancer research in San Diego. Since 2013 we have donated over $4.75 million to cancer research and funded 31 collaborative research projects. Beginning in 2016, Padres Pedal has donated 100% of ALL funds raised by our participants (volunteers included!) to research at our four beneficiaries. Learn more about the impact Padres Pedal is making in the fight against cancer.


Why Volunteer with Padres Pedal the Cause

To put an event on for 2,500 participants over two days it takes a lot of volunteers! We need 800+ volunteers over two days to make our event a success. Each volunteer plays a critical role in the success of our event from checking in riders before the ride to managing our bike corral. Every role helps and supports the 2,500 participants who are raising over $3 million in 2017 for research!


Benefits of Volunteering

Connect with new people. Padres Pedal has hundreds of volunteers that share the same passion for volunteerism and helping to create a world without cancer. Chances are you’ll meet like-minded people and make a few friends.

Volunteering makes you healthier and happier! New research shows that people who volunteer experience not only emotional rewards, but it’s becoming apparent that it’s good for your heart and your health. One study found that volunteering could lower your blood pressure as well as increase your psychological and physical well-being.

It makes a tremendous difference for our organization. The hundreds of volunteers that donate their time to Padres Pedal are helping us maintain our commitment to donating 100% of all donations to cancer research. It helps us keep our expenses to produce our incredible event weekend in check and together with corporate sponsorships, we’re able to make sure every single dollar raised goes where it should: to help create a world without cancer!



How much time is required?

We have shifts ranging from 2 hours to 4+ hours at all times of the day on November 11 & 12th. We would love your help for one shift or if you want to dedicate your day to the cause, feel free to sign up for more shifts.

If you volunteer over a lunch shift, Padres Pedal the Cause will provide lunch for you as a thank you for helping out.

How to get involved and registered

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Padres Pedal the Cause! To see exact shift times & areas of need, please visit the volunteer section of our website.

If you have a group of 5+ volunteers, please contact Myra Sanders at 760.642.2723 or to discuss volunteer options for groups.

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