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.
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.
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.
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.
Questions about reaching the minimum, withdrawing, or pooling team donations? Check the FAQs.
Proper training is essential for a successful 3-day ride. Chefs Cycle offers a range of training resources for riders of all levels, including videos, self-directed training plans, and introductions to virtual or in-person cycling coaches.
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.
- $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
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.
Read more about what your dollars can do.