Press Release: Pedal the Cause Cracks the Top-Ten Cause-Related Cycling Events in the U.S.

March 17, 2023

Cadence Sports and the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum have released the 2022 Million Dollar Club List of America’s Top Cycling Fundraising Events, their annual study detailing the top cycling-related peer-to-peer fundraising programs in the country. Pedal the Cause is proud to round out the list in the tenth position, having raised an incredible $4,543,878 for cancer research in 2022.

“The ten events on this elite list represent the most effective events and programs out there raising funds through cycling,” said David Drier, executive director of Pedal the Cause. “We are humbled to be among the ranks of the Pan-Mass Challenge and Pelotonia, whose impact on funding cancer research has been nothing short of extraordinary. We know 2023 will bring another strong year of community building, creating impact and breaking records for Pedal the Cause as we work to climb further up this list and broaden our impact. With the support of our incredible community here in St. Louis and around the country, we will absolutely get there.”

“Pedal the Cause has been an extraordinary partner in our search for cures,” said Timothy J. Eberlein, MD, Director of Siteman Cancer Center. “We have watched them grow from a small, grassroots ride to becoming a major event in our community. All of us at Siteman congratulate them on this new top-ten status. We are grateful for their steadfast support – and are as committed as ever to creating a world without cancer together.”

The 2022 Million Dollar Club list includes:

  1. The Pan-Mass Challenge (Boston, MA)
  2. Pelotonia (Columbus, OH)
  3. AIDS/LifeCycle (California)
  4. Bike 4 Chai (Glen Spey, NY)
  5. TX MS 150 (Houston, TX)
  6. Dolphins Cancer Challenge (Miami, FL)
  7. VeloSano Bike to Cure (Cleveland, OH)
  8. Ride for Roswell (Buffalo, NY)
  9. Obliteride (Seattle, WA)
  10. Pedal the Cause (St. Louis, MO)

Pedal the Cause has donated over $40 million since 2010 to fund the best and brightest ideas in cancer research. All – 100 percent – of participant-raised funds support innovative, early-stage cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. This research is producing new treatments and cures for cancer for patients in St. Louis and around the world, and is research that would otherwise go unfunded. To date, Pedal the Cause has funded 203 cancer research projects – 155 adult and 48 pediatric.

Pedal the Cause will return for its fourteenth year of raising critical funds for cancer research on September 23 and 24, when thousands will gather in Chesterfield for a celebratory weekend of pedaling, community, festivities and family fun. Registration officially opened on March 1.