Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a registration fee?

There is a $25 registration donation per participant for in person riders or virtual biker/spinners, runners, walkers, or multi-sport. 100% of your registration donation will support cancer research at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center. It will also count towards your fundraising goal!  


Will it be safe to attend the event?  

We continue to monitor and follow all COVID-19 policies/guidelines issued by local, state, and federal authorities. While we are hoping to gather in person this September, the health and safety of our participants and volunteers is our highest priority. Should we be permitted to host the event in-person, COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place. Please continue to refer to the Breakthrough Bike Challenge website for the most up to date information.


Are we still fundraising?

Yes! Cancer hasn’t stopped for COVID-19 and neither will we. Now more than ever, support for cancer research is critical. 


Can I donate by mail?

Yes, please mail your donation to the address below.  Please include the team or participant name in the check memo line for any donation made to support a specific team or participant.

Breakthrough Bike Challenge

P.O. Box 4359

Philadelphia, PA 19118


Is there a fundraising minimum?

There is no fundraising minimum required to participate in the 2021 Breakthrough Bike Challenge.


How do I participate virtually?

First, register for the 2021 BBC! Once you are registered, sign up for a free Strava account via mobile app or desktop website. We have created two private BBC Strava clubs, one for cyclists/spinners to track their activity, and a separate group for runners/walkers to log their miles. Strava is compatible with many devices, including smart phones and watches, Fitbit, Peloton, and more.


Will I receive a t-shirt or other swag?

All registered participants for the 2021 BBC event will receive a t-shirt. There will be fundraising swag incentives at the $250, $500, and $2,500 levels.


If you have additional questions, please contact Carolyn Brown.