Event FAQ

The 12th Annual event is on Sunday, May 19, 2024 on the Manhattan Beach Strand.

The event benefits 3 charities: The Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, The Uncle Kory Foundation and Cancer Support Community Redondo Beach.

Please click here for the complete Event Day Schedule

No, it's easy. We will have people on hand to help get you setup.

The event consists of five 50-minute sessions, with a 10 minute transition period in between each session. Session 1 is 8:30 to 9:20; Session 2 is 9:30 to 10:20; Session 3 is 10:30 to 11:20; Session 4 is 11:30 to 12:20; Session 5 is 12:30 to 1:20.

No, it's just for fun and to raise money for several worthwhile charities.

All riders must be at least 4'11 in height and 10 years old.

Yes, children of all ages are welcome to watch the event and enjoy the Kids Zone. In order to participate, registered riders must be 4'11 in height and 10 years old.

We recommend that you bring a water bottle, snacks for energy, towel and cycling shoes if you prefer. Also, since we are completely outdoors, a hat and sunscreen are also recommended.

The bikes will be equipped only to accommodate tennis shoes or cycling shoes with SPD clips only. Look pedals are not supported.

There will be a huge expo, with food and beverage samples from our sponsors.

There is so much to do in beautiful Manhattan Beach, including shopping, dining, and of course, hitting the beach. Visit the Downtown Business District website for great ideas on how to make the most of your stay in Manhattan Beach.

Please click here for Parking Information.

Information will be emailed in advance of the event.

Yes, we encourage you to ride your bike and will have a Complimentary Bike Valet. Leave your strollers and bikes in our complimentary Bike Valet adjacent to the Expo. The Bike Valet will open at 8:00 am and all bikes need to be claimed by 2:00 p.m.

By creating a team in honor or memory of someone, you have taken the first and biggest step! There are other ways that you can continue to recognize a loved one at Tour de Pier.

  • Wear a Tribute Bib: On event morning, fill out a complimentary tribute bib to be worn in memory or support of loved ones.

Registration FAQ

Please click here for Registration details

All team members should be registered by Monday, May 6, 2024.

At this time, we are not able to accommodate requests for bike placement. We encourage you to raise the most funds possible and earn a spot in the Top Fundrider section, which is front and center of the stage.

Bike Families are groups of two or more bikes (i.e. AT&T, Team Kory). During the registration process, when you “Start a New Bike” or “Start a Solo Bike” you have the option to add your bike to an existing “Bike Family” or name a new “Bike Family”. We will attempt to place all bikes in the same Bike Family adjacent to each other.

Yes, participants that have already registered can join your team. Simply email info@pancreatic.org with the participant's name and email address (if available) and we will transfer them to your team.

No. All entry fees are non-refundable, non-transferrable and cannot be deferred toward a future event. Registration fees will be considered a donation to the event.

To register yourself for a second hour or reserve another bike with the same e-mail:
Enter your email+1 as your e-mail. For example, matt@gmail.com becomes matt+1@gmail.com. You will need to create a new username and password.

Team FAQ

The person who Starts a Team becomes the team captain and is responsible for raising $750 or recruiting up to four other team members to join the event.

A team is a group of up to 5 co-workers, neighbors, friends, family, or fellow students who each register and take turns riding one stationary bike over the 5 hour session. Teams raise money together, as the minimum per bike is $750. Each team member's $50 registration fee counts towards your $750 minimum.

Yes, every team member must be registered in the system in advance, sign the waiver and pay the registration fee. Your team should be filled by April 30th when registration closes.

It is up to the Team Captain to coordinate with his or her team members to determine which of the five sessions each participant will ride.

While we encourage everyone to stay and enjoy the expo, team members are welcome to leave after their individual 50 minute session. Each team member must check in individually at registration upon arriving at the event.

If you want to ride together with your friends, you should each reserve your own bike and not join the same team. As a team, each member will ride the same bike during different sessions. During registration you should indicate that you are all a part of the same Bike Family.

Only 5 people can be registered to ride on one bike, so if you have additional team members, you will need to assign a second team captain and reserve a second bike. You will need to join the same “Bike Family” during the registration process. We will attempt to place all bikes in the same Bike Family adjacent to each other.

Please click here for the complete Corporate Team Challenge information.


Of course! This is a fundraising event so the more you raise, the better. We have incredible fundraising prizes to help incentivize you to keep on fundraising.

All participants, whether riding as an individual or as a part of a team, are eligible to receive the fundraising prizes. Click here to view fundraising incentives and prizes

Click here to login to fundraise.

Fundraising is actually a lot easier than you might think. Click here for great fundraising resources.

If you receive check donations, please have donors make checks payable to the Hirshberg Foundation and mail to our office at Tour de Pier, c/o Hirshberg Foundation, 2990 S. Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300C, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Be sure to clearly mark your name on the donation and include a donation form to assure accurate fundraising and donor credit.

If you don’t reach the fundraising minimum by event day your credit card will be charged the remaining balance.

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions made by their employees. Some will even provide a monetary grant for volunteer hours. Use our Matching Gift tool to see if you company will match. Be sure to tell your donors to check as well. Your fundraising can go twice as far with matching gifts!

You can write a check made payable to Hirshberg Foundation and mail to Hirshberg Foundation, c/o TDP, 2990 S Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 300C, Los Angeles, CA 90064. In the memo line, please include the name or team name to be credited.


You should arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled shift. When you arrive, check-in at the Volunteer Check-In booth located on the north side of Manhattan Beach Blvd west of Manhattan Avenue, toward the bottom of the hill. You will need to sign in, get a volunteer vest or shirt (depending on the day you volunteer), and fill out a name tag. You will then be assigned a Team Lead; this is the person you will be working under during your shift.

We don’t offer complimentary parking for volunteers. We strongly encourage carpooling and/or being dropped off. If you come via taxi, Uber, or Lyft, Manhattan Beach Police require that you get dropped off at the northeast corner of Valley Drive & Manhattan Beach Blvd in Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. Walk down Manhattan Beach Blvd towards the ocean and you will find our event. Drivers attempting to drop off passengers closer to our event may be ticketed by police.

In addition to metered street parking, there are many public parking lots in the Downtown Manhattan Beach area. Check out all the parking lot information on the Downtown Manhattan Beach website.

All volunteers will be provided with a safety vest or volunteer t-shirt (depending on the day you volunteer), to identify you throughout the event. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. This is an outdoor event, so shade will be limited. Please wear a hat, sunglasses, and most importantly sunscreen!

Water and light snacks will be available. There are lots of restaurants and sandwich shops right next to the event if you want to purchase food. Let your team captain know if you need to temporarily leave your assigned post so that we can cover your spot until you return. We ask that large groups do not all leave at the same time we need to fill each post throughout the entire event.

Please leave big purses and backpacks at home! We do not have any storage space at the event and cannot be held responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Signed service letters will be provided at the end of your shift upon request.

Final instructions are emailed out to each volunteer one week before the event. If you haven’t received an email by May 15th, please check your spam folder.

If you have any questions, please email Goli at Goli@cscsouthbay.org