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Pedal America aims to make a difference. To have your charitable event posted on our site, go to our charitable cycling events page to make an informal request.

Safe Routes To School

Pedal America supports Safe Routes To School. Click here to learn if you live in a Safe Routes neighborhood. Let us know at so we can list you on the website and maybe give your neighborhood an on-air shout-out.

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 Purchase your own Pedal America-Voler cycling jersey made right here in the U.S.A. Ride with pride! 

Pedal America donates a percentage of its net proceeds to the League of American Bicyclists. The nonprofit organization works to ensure that federal budgets include dedicated funds for bicycle pathways. So get your jersey and then " Get out there and Pedal America!"
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Chief Ladiga Cruise Family Ride

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Start and Finish
Starts and finishes at Pete Mathews Coliseum at Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama

Piggy-backing The 2015 Cheaha Challenge Gran Fondo Century, this NEW kinder, gentler ride is geared towards new riders and kids of all ages. The Cruise is an out and back course all on the Chief Ladiga Trail, a paved rails-to-trails. Riders enjoy three Rest Stops along the way. Proceeds from the rides benefit The Chief Ladiga Trail, Coldwater Mountain Trails, and local high school mountain bike teams.

For more details click here: and then scroll down.



Recovery on Water (ROW)

August 10- August 23, 2014

Start and End
Chicago, IL

Bike4ROW is a bicycling campaign and ride around the perimeter of Lake Michigan. The event supports Recovery on Water (ROW), a rowing program for breast cancer survivors. Through a partnership with the Chicago Park District, funds raised through Bike4Row will allow Recovery on Water to secure a permanent home in a new boathouse at 28th and Eleanor on the South Branch of the Chicago River.

Accommodations are included; food is not.

Cost: $100 Registration; fundraising commitments required (see website for details)

Contact: Jenn Gibbons
Phone: 312.505.3568
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Bike Distance Options: Two weeks, one week, or one day




Chicagoland Tour de Cure

Start: June 8, 2014

Two Brothers Roundhouse 205 N Broadway St. Aurora, IL

Chicagoland Tour de Cure promises a day full of fun and excitement! Riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association. Riders can expect amazing start and finish energy, fabulous food options at rest stops, a full lunch and live entertainment at the post-ride party, and much more!

Route Distances
10, 20 and 35-miles on path rides; 62-mile and 100-mile road rides.

Registration Fee
$15 Early Bird Registration runs through March
Fundraising Minimum: $200

Learn More
Event Manager: Jennifer Sloan at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


November 2, 2014

Brevard County, FL
Brevard Alzheimer's Foundation, Inc.
4676 N. Wickham Road
Melbourne, FL 32935

The Brevard Alzheimer's Foundation is pleased to host the inaugural Cycle For Alzheimer's (Cycle4Alz). The event will feature fully stocked Rest Stops, SAG Support on the Century and Metric Century, Snacks provided before the ride and Lunch after at our Melbourne facility. There will be a Ride T-Shirt provided to all participants that pre-register and a limited amount of shirts will be available on a first come basis for registration after the pre-registration date. An Event Jersey form will be available before and after the event and orders will be taken the day of the event.

Route Distances
10 miles (Fun Ride), 65 miles (Metric), and 100 miles (Century)

Learn More
Event Manager: Robert Marchello at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Pedal America host, Ira David, talks with Tour de France racer Levi Leipheimer at the Napa Legendary Bike Tour, in the Napa Valley, California. All proceeds from the ride, sponsored by the Napa County Bicycle Coalition, benefit the Coalition in an effort to make cycling more accessible and attainable for tourists and loncals of all ages and abilities.


Salute to Silence Tinnitus bicycle ride

May 1, 2013 - May 20, 2013

From the James A. Haley VA Medical Center in Tampa, Florida to the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.

Ride the full distance or just a few miles.

To raise funds for the American Tinnitus Association (ATA) and awareness about tinnitus, the leading service-connected disability for U.S. veterans from all periods of service.

My name is Sal Gentile from Tampa, Florida and I recently developed tinnitus, the perception of sound where no external source exists. People affected by tinnitus describe it as "ringing, hissing, buzzing, and whooshing" in one or both ears. My tinnitus is 75 decibels loud, the exact level of a human voice and I hear it 24/7.  

Did you know that 50 million people in the United States experience tinnitus; of those, 16 million have sought medical attention and 2-3 million are completely disabled from the disability. After struggling with tinnitus I joined the ATA and found myself surrounded by support from its Facebook website where many affected people share ideas for coping strategies. I have been using these techniques for some time now and have continued to learn to retrain my brain to cope with my tinnitus.

This event will be a monumental effort that will help the 50 million Americans in the U.S. who live with tinnitus and the 250 million that suffer chronically worldwide. We welcome you to ride with us on the first "Salute to Silence Tinnitus" bicycle ride and help support the local Tampa and national volunteers who are riding together beginning May 1, 2013 to raise money to fund crucial tinnitus research. 
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Don't Just Ride- Bike MS - South Florida Chapter

Saturday, April 20 - Sunday, 21, 2013

Key Largo, Florida

Choose a Fifty, Metric plus or Century ride


Bike the Drive - Chicago

Sunday, May 26th 2013

Chicago, IL

Registration opens January 18th


 Nonprofit Organizations

Trips For Kids
Operating in the United States, Canada and Israel, Trips For Kids® (TFK®) has opened the world of cycling to more than 75,000 at-risk youth since 1988 through mountain bike rides and Earn-A-Bike programs. The seventy Trips For Kids chapters they support combine lessons in confidence building, achievement and environmental awareness through the development of practical skills, and the simple act of having fun.

"Go on," says Ira David. "Support the kids and discover happiness!" 


To list your nonprofit bicycle event on our site, please click here to make a request.