Pedal the Cause
Padres Pedal the Cause is an annual cycling fundraising event with the mission of creating a world without cancer. The 2022 event is scheduled for April 9, 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 end on the field at Petco Park.
Starting in 2016 the organizations officially partnered to rename the event Padres Pedal the Cause and moved the celebration to Petco Park. Together, we have donated more than $15 million to fund 73 discovery grants and 5 clinical trials for all types of 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 Kids Challenge for a fun, safe ride, too!
- Join a high-energy 50-minute spin class on a stationary bike
- Run or walk the new 5K through downtown San Diego, 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 curebound.org/padrespedal.
Breast Cancer Awareness
The Padres and a number of their players join other MLB teams to help raise awareness for breast cancer on Mother's Day with select players using pink Louisville Slugger bats, wearing pink wristbands and displaying pink ribbons on player uniforms, as well all on-field personnel.
Padres Summer Blood Drive
In partnership with the San Diego Blood Bank, the Padres host an annual Summer Blood Drive in Gallagher Square. In 2021 more than 400 units of blood were collected which resulted in more than 1,200 lives saved. Check back for more information on the 2022 event. Your donation can help save lives!