Chefs Cycle is an annual fundraising campaign, culminating in a three-day, 300-mile cycling endurance ride featuring award-winning chefs and members of the culinary community fighting hunger outside the kitchen. Since 2015, the culinary talents who take part in Chefs Cycle help raise critical funds, which No Kid Hungry uses to help communities across the country feed kids. You can learn more about No Kid Hungry's work here.
Chefs Cycle is returning to Santa Rosa for the sixth year and we are excited to be back at The Flamingo Resort. The annual three-day, 300 mile ride throughout Sonoma County is a celebration of our rider’s dedication to fundraising in support of No Kid Hungry’s mission and raising critical funds to ensure every child in the United States has access to healthy food in order to grow and thrive.
With a focus on mission impact, riders agree to a registration fee of $100, and to fundraise a minimum of $4,000. These funds will secure accommodations and entry into the ride, as well as support the No Kid Hungry campaign in doing our part to end childhood hunger in America. The $100 registration fee will go towards the required fundraising minimum. The fundraising minimum is required to be met by June 21, 2024.
The Chefs Cycle team supports all riders with fundraising resources, strategy calls, event based fundraising support, and toolkits to master the art of fundraising, including how to host restaurant-based events or promotions supporting Chefs Cycle. Our goal is that every rider is fully equipped with the tools necessary to effectively fundraise. Fundraising assistance including but not limited to: personal fundraising website, fundraising toolkit, examples for crafting strong social media outreach, draft letters/emails for outreach to your network, BBB best practice guidance for in-restaurant fundraising and more.
As with any fundraising project, we encourage riders to register early and schedule time with the Chefs Cycle team to plan and strategize their fundraising efforts with as much lead time as possible.
Arrival: May 6, 2024
Ride: May 7, 8, 9, 2024
Location: The Flamingo Resort & Spa, Santa Rosa, CA
Route Options: 100 mi / 100 km per day
Participation Options: 3-day ride OR 2-day ride + participate in a volunteer opportunity with a local No Kid Hungry partner
Three nights’ accommodations at The Flamingo Resort & Spa in Santa Rosa, CA are provided for May 6-8, 2024. All meals, including a welcome dinner on Monday, May 6, and a closing dinner on Thursday, May 9, are provided, as well as 4-5 course rest stops and a lunch stop each day, snacks, and post-ride fuel in the rider village.
Riders who wish to extend their stay at their own expense should contact the Chefs Cycle team to coordinate.
Training for Chefs Cycle is crucial to participating in and enjoying a 3-day, 300-mile ride. Chefs Cycle provides a variety of training resources for beginners and elite cyclists alike, including videos, self-directed training plans, and introductions to virtual/in-person cycling coaches.
• $4,000 fundraising minimum
• Registration fee of $100, which goes towards fundraising minimum
• Accommodation outside of three nights provided (reduced rate available at The Flamingo Resort & Spa)
• Transportation to and from The Flamingo Resort, including flights, taxis, shuttles, etc.
• Bike movement to and from Santa Rosa, including packing, shipping, assembly and breakdown
• Costs incurred in fundraising events, including printed materials, auction/ticket websites, food and beverage costs, etc.
Space in the 2024 ride is limited, so early registration is encouraged.Download Participant Guide