Let's Ride.
September 23, 2017

Help raise funds for the patients & families of
UNC's Division of Pediatric Oncology & Hematology.

you can continue supporting our cause through donations online or by check.



The UNC Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology is proud to present the 8th Annual Pedal for Peds Bike Ride.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Northwest Cary – UNC Wellness Center

Ride 7, 10 or up to 50 miles on the beautiful American Tobacco Trail. Participants are welcome to ride all or part of the route. 100% of all proceeds raised by this event will be used to support our mission to care for and cure all children with cancer and blood disorders in the state of North Carolina.

Note: Registration for the 2017 Pedal For Peds event is managed through When registration opens, clicking on the registration link above will take you to our official 2017 Pedal For Peds sign-up site on 


Other ways to support us and get involved.

To donate by mail, please make all checks payable to: 

UNC Lineberger
(In the memo please write: Pedal for Peds)

Mailing Address: 
UNC Lineberger, Attn: Julie Blatt, MD
170 Manning Drive
POB 1185A CB7236
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7236



Get into the Pedal For Peds spirit with our official gear for 2017!
All proceeds from the sale of our merchandise will go to support our programs at UNC.

New gear for the new year will be posted soon. In the meantime, you can still visit our online shop to see all of our 2016 gear.

Official t-shirts, water bottles, bandanas, hats, bags and more! Previews of this year's selection is below. Check out our store on to order on-line.



Opening Remarks:

Join our Pedal For Peds event team and various special guests of the clinic and local area Sponsors as we commemorate this truly special event! 

At the end of this ceremony everyone in attendance will participate in a mass balloon release to honor our survivors and remember the loved ones we have lost.


OPEN Trail Ride

Registration $30 through event day.

Trail bike riders will leave from UNC's Cary Wellness Center at 9am and go by bike to the American Tobacco Bike Trail entrance 1.5 miles away. We will have the trails clearly marked for a distance up to 50 miles (round-trip). Feel free to travel all or part of the trail. 

Distances from the Cary Wellness Center on the American Tobacco Trail:

  • 7 miles round-trip to and from Scott King Road
  • 10 miles round-trip to and from Massey Chapel Road
  • 20 miles round-trip to and from Durham Freeway
  • 50 miles round-trip to and from Downtown Durham

Stationary Bike Riders*

Registration $30 through event day.

Fitness Instructors from UNC Cary Wellness Center will be on-hand offering hourly spin classes with music at 9AM, 10AM and 11AM. You can “ride” with them or go at your own pace. 

Team captains will choose their 1 hour spin class during registration. Each team registration reserves one bicycle. Members of a team may then ride a "leg" of any increment. Teams are limited to 6 riders per bicycle at this time.

Yoga Sessions*

Registration $20 through event day.

There will be 2 one-hour yoga sessions run by the UNC Wellness Center and our own Cammie Presler! Sessions will be held at 10AM and 11AM. Everyone is welcome. Bring a mat if you can!

*Class sizes are limited. Please register early in order to guarantee a spot in class.


Farmer's Market:

Be sure to check out the big tent where various local growers will be showing off their culinary skills. Various vendors will be onsite serving everything from breakfast and lunch items to special treats for those with a sweet tooth.

The Farmer's Market will be available weather permitting.

Other Info

Who Can Participate? The Pedal for Peds Bike Ride is open to everyone of all ages. However, Stationary Bicycles are adult-sized and 

How do I register for this year's event? Event registration is managed through our partnership with Race Entry. A link will be posted on this website when registration opens.

Can I register on the day of the event? Yes, absolutely. Please go to our registration desk (which will be clearly marked) opening on the day of the event at 7AM.

Can I make a donation?: Donations are welcome by cash, check, credit card - accepted though our race registration website and on-site event day.

Where is this year's event? This year's event is taking place at: Northwest Cary - UNC Wellness Center, located at 350 Stonecroft Lane, Cary, NC 27519 USA (Click here for Google Map of location.)

What happens if it rains? Pedal for Peds brings the best out of all of us - so rain or shine we'll be there!

Where's does the American Tobacco Trail go? The American Tobacco Trail winds its way through Wake and Durham Counties. For the Pedal For Peds event day we will have the trail clearly marked for you in both directions.

Need a map? No problemo! Here are a few trail maps that have been created by the American Tobacco Trail System. 

Press Inquiries? If you are member of the press and would like to speak with us to arrange event coverage or interviews, please contact Dr. Julie Blatt at

Supporting UNC Children's Patients And Their Families Since 2009

Pedal for Peds is a day of celebration where survivors are honored and celebrated by their friends and family, those who have lost their battles are remembered, and together we carry on the fight one pedal at a time.

Our program is dedicated to bringing awareness of Childhood cancers and benign blood diseases and raising funds to support research that will improve patient outcomes. Pedal for Peds works to inspire hope for the community of the pediatric patients served at UNC Hospitals, their families, friends, caregivers and other supporters, while celebrating their courage, spirit and energy.

Pedal for Peds began over seven years ago by Dr. Julie Blatt and her team. Inspired by the need for additional funds to support patient families as they cope with the life-changing effects of a cancer diagnosis. Support comes in the form of groceries, meals, gas cards and other essentials needed by the family to make their frequent stays at UNC a little easier to manage. As the Pedal for Peds initiative has grown, the program has been able to expand to help support a number of fellowship positions for the Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology. Through their dedicated work and research, we contribute to identifying ways to improve the overall well-being of our patients.



(919) 966-0590


UNC Hospitals
Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC


Jule Blatt, M.D. 
Pedal for Peds Event Organizer


Event Photo Galleries

Over the past 7 years, we have collected hundreds of wonderful memories at our events. Lucky for us, a number of talented volunteers have shared their photos with us! Check out these photo galleries from the past few years. If you have any photos you would like to share, please contact Stephanie Mazze at 

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UNC Hospitals' Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology

The Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology is a part of the Department of Pediatrics and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at UNC and a member of the Children's Oncology Group, a national consortium of pediatric cancer centers.

Our program has active inpatient and outpatient services. In addition to on-site clinical activities, program members see patients in Wilmington and at the N.C. Children's Specialty Clinic in Raleigh.

Our division specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of hematological disorders and malignancies in children and adolescents. We also offer bone marrow transplantation through our combined adult-pediatric bone marrow transplantation program.

We maintain comprehensive clinics in hemophilia and bleeding disorders, oncology, sickle cell disease, general hematology, brain tumors and long-term follow-up. You can learn more about the specific programs and services offered through our division on the Programs and Services page.


Our mission is to treat and cure children and adolescents with cancer and blood diseases who live in North Carolina through participation both in national and locally designed treatment protocols. We believe that the care of children with cancer is a dynamic process based on improving treatments through clinical and laboratory research.

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Our 2017 Sponsors

The following list of organizations have pledged their support for this year’s Pedal for Peds fundraising drive.


A Better Image
Bagel Bar
Balloons & Tunes
Baxalta Incorporated
Diamond Springs
Harris Teeter
Merrit's Grill
Muddy Dog Roasting Co.
Novo Nordisk
Performance Bicycles
Play It Again Sports
Shire Pharmaceuticals
Top of the Hill Restaurant & Brewery


Team Ella
Team Wilmington
Team Dunaway
Team Hudson
Team Fat Men in Lycra


All of this year's marketing, branding and communications services have been generously donated by Aaron Mazze with Inveniv.

Sponsor list current as of September 13, 2017.

Sponsorship Opportunities in 2017

If you would like information on how to get your organization involved, please check out our Sponsorship Levels Guide. Then, when ready, you may contact Julie Blatt, M.D., Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology at or 919.966.0590 to secure your sponsorship slot for this year's event.

Donations: To donate by mail, please make all checks payable to:

UNC Lineberger (In the memo please write: Pedal for Peds)

Mail to:
UNC Lineberger, Attn: Julie Blatt, M.D.
170 Manning Drive
POB 1185A CB7236
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7236