CYCLE FOR A CAUSE AT THE HAROLD ROBINSON FOUNDATION’S
9th ANNUAL “PEDAL ON THE PIER” FUNDRAISER
(Santa Monica – May 7, 2019) The 9th annual Pedal on the Pier fundraiser returns on Sunday, June 2, 2019, from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the historic Santa Monica Pier. This high-energy outdoor cycling event will feature more than 100 teams pedaling on stationary bikes hoping to raise more than $1,000,000 for underserved kids and families in Los Angeles through The Harold Robinson Foundation. The Foundation provides them with the social, physical, intellectual and emotional impact of a year-round, life-changing camp program.
Pedal on the Pier is a 5-hour spin-a-thon fundraiser with the beautiful Pacific as the backdrop. Relay teams comprised of 1-5 riders on indoor cycling bikes, provided by STAGES INDOOR CYCLING, will enjoy live music, celebrity guest appearances, fun activities,food and drinks from local restaurants such as Sweetfin Poke, Benny’s Tacos, Krispy Kreme, Factor’s Famous Deli, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches and more, will keep the fun going.
“What makes Pedal on the Pier so unique is that it’s an energetic outdoor philanthropic fundraising event at an iconic ocean-front location,” said Joyce Hyser Robinson, co-founder of the Harold Robinson Foundation and Campu Ubuntu. “It’s an incredible event that nets close to a million dollars, attracts around 1,500 participants and guests while maintaining an intimacy and sense of community that is uncommon at most fundraisers of this size.The positive energy is infectious, and you can’t help but have a great time while raising money to help kids, schools, and families in LA’s marginalized communities.”
Watch this video for a look at the camp and its overwhelming effects on inner-city kids.
To participate in Pedal on the Pier, riders can register and join a relay team or start their own team which consists of up to five people. Each team must raise a minimum of $2,500 to have a bike reserved the day of the event. Registered riders will receive a free T-shirt, swag bag, a meal ticket, and access to the 21 and over lounge with hosted alcoholic beverages from sponsors. There will also be a cash bar with beer and wine.
Those who are not able to ride, but would still like to show their support for family and friends can attend by donating to a team or a rider. This year, Pedal on the Pier is offering a limited number of tickets for spectators with a $100 donation to this private event. Spectator tickets include access to the festivities and hosted food and beverages. This will allow fans and supporters the chance to get in on the action and cheer on the cyclists. Spectators can also be a part of the performances, dancing, and kids’ activities.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m., Red Carpet festivities commence at 10:00 a.m and cycling starts at 11 a.m. To sign up for a Pedal on the Pier team or donate to the Harold Robinson Foundation, please visit www.pedalonthepier.com.
2019 Sponsors: Tito’s Handmade Vodka, iHeart Media, Revolution Fitness, Taos Footwear, Stages, Harold Robinson Foundation, Get Around
2019 Restaurants: 1212 Santa Monica, Kye’s Montana, Ike’s Love & Sandwiches, Factor’s Famous Deli, Sweetfin Poke, Benny’s Tacos, Pie Hole, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Krispy Kreme and Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf.
About The Harold Robinson Foundation:
The Harold Robinson Foundation is a 501(c)3 founded in 2009 by Jeff Robinson, Joyce Hyser Robinson and David Moss. The flagship program of the Harold Robinson Foundation is Camp Ubuntu, where underserved children are provided with the unique opportunity to attend an ACA accredited, overnight camp in the forest just 90 minutes outside of Los Angeles. Most of these kids have never been outside their neighborhoods. Camp Ubuntu gives them a safe, fun and nurturing environment to grow in a positive way. With hiking, teambuilding, sports, arts and crafts, music, ropes course, writing workshops, campfires and more, the retreats pack an incredible amount of fun into a long weekend. For more information, visit www.haroldrobinsonfoundation.org/.