About the Event

Bike 4 Mike is a charity cycling event created by the Team Godfather Charitable Foundation to find a cure for ALS, while we honor our dear friend, Mike Ramirez. This coastal-community bicycle tour starts and finishes at the Paddock Arena in the Del Mar Fairgrounds. There are course distances of 10, 25, 50 and 62 Miles. Our 2017 event is proud to be San Diego County's FIRST EVER Electric Bike Ride. Electric Bike Rentals are available through Pedego Solana Beach!!! There will be vendor booths, music and a "Thanks a million" celebration and Beer Garden at the finish in the Paddock Arena. Prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers. So plan on coming out and sweating a little or a lot, while riding a tour distance! The primary purpose of the event is to raise ALS awareness and funds for medical research, and as always, put the Fun in fundraising!

It is estimated to cost $100 for every minute of ALS research. With that in mind, we ask that each road cycle participant pledge to fundraise at least one minute of research. Every minute is one step closer to a cure. How many minutes will you pledge?

We understand that fundraising does take time; therefore, donations will be accepted during and after the event.

About ALS

Every 90 minutes, someone is diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); a progressive, neurodegenerative disease that causes muscle weakness, difficulty breathing and swallowing, and paralysis while leaving the senses intact. Also known as Lou Gehrig's disease or Motor Neuron Disease (MND), ALS attacks certain cells in the brain and spinal cord needed to keep muscles moving. Most people survive 2 to 5 years after their diagnosis, with an estimated 30,000 people in the US and 450,000 worldwide living with the disease. Currently, there are no effective treatments or a cure.

About Electric Bike Rentals

2017 ELECTRIC BIKE RIDE - Bike4Mike is proud to offer San Diego County's first 25 mile ride for Electric Bikes. Our route will travel along the coast with beautiful coastline vistas and lots of clean fresh air to enjoy. Included will be hydration stops along the way, a light breakfast and full lunch. So, charge up your battery and let's get out and have some fun!

Don't have an electric bike but want to ride? No problem! You can rent an electric bike for the ride for $58 (including tax). Your bike will be waiting for you at the start area of the ride and you can drop it off when you return for lunch after the ride (helmet included with rental). No hassle, just fun! After registration you will receive an email with contract information for Pedego Solana Beach who will be providing the rental bikes. You can call them directly with questions about rentals at 858.764.2979 (last day for bike rental reservation is March 17th by calling our store). Limited rentals will be available at the event, although rentals fees will be cash only at time of rental. We do not have child trailers or seat available for the event, only bikes. Gather your friends and register for a great day of fun and help find a cure for ALS at the same time! HELLO FUN!!

Don't forget to buy raffle tickets as Pedego Solana Beach has donated a brand new Pedego Electric Bike for our raffle. It will be on display the day of the ride!!! Pedego of Solana Beach also has regular Beach Cruiser rentals available for $22.


Rider Registration Fees:

  • $100 for Metric Century Ride (62 Miles; 100 Kilometers) Course only
  • $175 for Metric Century Ride (62 Miles; 100 Kilometers) Course + Performance T-Shirt
  • $75 for 50 Mile "Challenge Ride" Course only
  • $150 for 50 Mile "Challenge Ride" Course + Performance T-Shirt
  • $60 for 25 Mile "Coastal Ride" Course only
  • $135 for 25 Mile "Coastal Ride" Course + Performance T-Shirt
  • $50 for 10 Mile "Fun Ride" Course only
  • $125 for 10 Mile "Fun Ride" Course + Performance T-Shirt

Rider Registration Includes:

  • Paid Parking ***Until 8AM only
  • Breakfast Items: Coffee, Juice, Bagels, Fruit, Snacks, etc.
  • "Thanks a Million" Celebration Lunch Ticket
  • Post Ride "Thanks a Million" Celebration Drink Ticket (Valid photo IDs required for entry into beer garden)
  • Goodie Bag
  • Bike 4 Mike T-shirt
  • Rest Stops with snacks & hydration stations
  • Finisher Medal

Look in your confirmation email for important information about incentives for fundraising!

*Electric Bike rental fees not included with registration. Please call 858.764.2979 to reserve your electric bike before March 5th.


Road Ride Start Times:

  • Gates Open at 6:00a.m. for Late Registrations, Check-in and Breakfast
  • 7:30a.m. 50 Mile Ride Begins
  • 7:30a.m. Metric Century Ride Begins
  • 8:00a.m. 25 Mile Ride Begins
  • 8:30a.m. 10 Mile Ride Begins
  • 25 Mile Electric Bike Ride

Pre-Registration starts at 8:00a.m.

Pre-Registration available on Saturday, March 18th at Ride Cyclery in Encinitas from 8AM-12PM

RIDE Cyclery - Encinitas
449 South Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA 92024

Post Ride "Thanks a Million" Celebration Opens at 10:00a.m.

  • Great Food, Beverages, Music, Prizes and Awards.
  • Vendors Expo, Corn-hole Tournament... and so much more!
  • Watch NFL Games on the Big Screen in the Paddock and in 17 Hands Lounge!

Safety First

Above all, we want everyone to have fun and stay safe. For your safety and the safety of others... Please obey all Traffic Signs and Rules of the Road. All road riders are encouraged to wear bike helmets.

Awards

Top Individual Fundraiser

Top Team Fundraiser

Largest Team

Need a place to stay?

Please call Del Mar Hilton at 858-764-6030 and mention Team Godfather to get 10% off their best rate for your stay!

Ride Routes