Chefs Cycle 2024 Supporting the No Kid Hungry Campaign
No Kid Hungry

About Chefs Cycle 2024

When you register for Chefs Cycle, you are joining a fundraising mission first, and a bike ride second. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or haven't been on a bike in years, there's a place for you at Chefs Cycle.

Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry is an annual fundraising campaign culminating in three-day cycling endurance ride featuring award-winning chefs, hospitality professionals, members of the culinary community, passionate foodies and No Kid Hungry advocates. These culinary enthusiasts help raise critical funds, which No Kid Hungry uses to ensure that every child in the United States has access to healthy food to grow and thrive. Learn more about No Kid Hungry's impactful work.

COME RIDE WITH US
Arrival: May 6, 2024
Ride: May 7, 8, 9, 2024
Location: The Flamingo Resort & Spa, Santa Rosa, CA
Route Options: 100 miles or 100 kilometers (approx. 60 miles) per day
Ride Options: 3-day ride or 2-day ride + No Kid Hungry Volunteer Day

FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENT: $4,000
Fundraising minimum must be met by June 21, 2024. Space in the 2024 ride is limited. Early registration is encouraged.

Date

Starts at:  May 6, 2024 3:00 PM
Ends at:  May 9, 2024 10:00 PM

Location

Flamingo Resort & Spa
2777 4th Street
Santa Rosa,CA 95405 USA

Contact

Alyssa Steinmann | Associate Director, Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry
asteinmann@strength.org

CHOOSE YOUR RIDE. MAKE AN IMPACT.

Chefs Cycle isn't a race; it's a celebration of our riders' dedication to fundraising for No Kid Hungry's mission. All participants, whether you're a professional chef, passionate foodie, hospitality professional or No Kid Hungry advocate are welcome to join Chefs Cycle. 

During the two- or three-day ride through Sonoma County, riders support each other, veterans assist beginners, and everyone crosses the finish line at their own pace.

Daily 100-Mile Routes: Experience the classic Chefs Cycle century ride for the ultimate adventure.
Daily 100-Kilometer Routes: Opt for a slightly shorter route (approximately 60 miles) that still provides a challenge.

With 4-5 rest stops to enjoy the scenery and refuel, and a rejuvenating lunch stop (with massages!) each day, you'll have plenty of opportunities to connect with fellow riders and set your own pace. Participants choosing a two-day ride, can opt for our No Kid Hungry Volunteer Day to make an impact beyond the bike.

WHO RIDES

Chefs Cycle welcomes a diverse group of participants, including chefs, culinary and hospitality professionals, food enthusiasts, restaurateurs, community leaders, foodies, No Kid Hungry Advocates and teams of passionate fundraisers. Riders can register individually or as part of a team.

FUNDRAISING REQUIREMENT

With a mission-driven focus, riders commit to a registration fee of $100 and a fundraising minimum of $4,000. These funds cover accommodations, ride entry, and support the No Kid Hungry campaign's efforts to end childhood hunger in America. The $100 registration fee contributes toward the required fundraising minimum, which must be met by June 21, 2024.

The Chefs Cycle team provides extensive fundraising support, including campaign resources, strategy calls, event-based guidance, and toolkits to help you master the art of fundraising, including how to host restaurant-based events or promotions supporting Chefs Cycle.

Explore fundraising tips and download the 2024 Fundraising Handbook in the Chefs Cycle Resource Center

Questions about reaching the minimum, withdrawing, or pooling team donations? Check the FAQs.

TRAINING

TRAINING PLANS AVAILABLE

Plans feature flexible workouts (indoor/outdoor), multiple training options, and are optimized for as little as a 5-hr commitment per week.

Download your plan:
5-Month Training Plan
 (Launches Dec 7)
3-Month Training Plan (Launches Jan 29)

Check out additional Training Resources in the Chefs Cycle Resource Center.


BIKE RENTALS 

Rental bikes are available through Unlimited Biking. Riders can secure a bike online at unlimitedbiking.com/events/chefs-cycle-ride using code NKH2024 for a $35 discount until February 29.

Bikes will be delivered to The Flamingo Resort on Monday, May 6. 

EVENT DETAILS

MEALS & ACCOMMODATION

Enjoy three nights accommodation at The Flamingo Resort & Spa in Santa Rosa, CA, from May 6-8, 2024. All meals are included, including a welcome dinner on Monday, May 6, and a closing dinner on Thursday, May 9. Daily routes include 4-5 rest stops and 1 lunch stop, along with snacks and post-ride fuel in the Rider Village.

If you wish to extend your stay beyond the provided nights, please contact the Chefs Cycle team to coordinate.


RIDER RESPONSIBILITIES 

-  $4,000 fundraising minimum
-  $100 registration fee (applied to fundraising minimum)
-  Accommodation beyond the provided three nights (special rates available) 
-  Transportation to and from The Flamingo Resort, including flights, taxis, shuttles, etc.
-  Bike logistics to and from Santa Rosa, including packing, shipping, assembly, and breakdown

WHERE THE MONEY GOES

At No Kid Hungry, we say that $1 can help provide 10 meals for kids. Our donors sometimes ask: How is this possible?

It’s not because we get a bulk discount on food. In fact, we don’t buy food at all. Because lack of food isn’t the problem in the United States. The problem is ensuring that children have reliable access to the food they need.

No Kid Hungry does that by supporting school and community meals programs, providing grants to help people get the equipment they need to feed kids and advocating for better laws and policies.

Read more about what your dollars can do.

SEE WHAT IT'S LIKE TO RIDE