Canary Challenge 2014 News

Training Ride

The next and final training ride, hosted by Menlo Bike Club is on September 20, and meets at Woodside Elementary at 8:30am. Vanderkitten Racing and Menlo Bike Club will be leading this great group!

Click here for more information.

Commemorative Yellow Ride Bib

Our top 75 fundraisers will be recognized with a commemorative yellow ride bib to wear during the Canary Challenge.

Packet Pick up

Each rider must pick up a pre-registration packet before they can participate in the ride. The packet includes your ride bib and wrist band, which is required for event participation. In order to pick up your packet, you must have reached your fundraising minimum. If you have not reached your minimum, you must settle the difference before participating either by check or credit card.

There will be 3 days of packet pick-up for the Canary Challenge. 

Pre-registration packet pick up will be held on September 24th and 25th at the Canary Foundation Headquarters, located at 3155 Porter Drive, Palo Alto. We encourage that you pick up your packet before Saturday, so you are ready to go as soon as you arrive.

Wednesday, September 24th Packet Pick-Up Hours

12pm – 2pm

Thursday, September 25 Packet Pick-Up Hours

12pm – 2pm

4pm – 6pm

Saturday, September 27

Participants may pick up their packets at the Canary Challenge on September 27th, but we strongly encourage riders to pick it up earlier to avoid lines and to get an early start on the longer routes. Visit the registration area in the village to pick up your packet on September 27th.


2014 Rider Incentives

Below are our incentives for reaching fundraising goals.

Fundraising Inventives


2014 Event Jersey Sponsored by Pactimopactimo


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Watch the trailer for the 2014 Canary Challenge

What’s New in 2014?

  • New start/finish location our new partner, Hewlett-Packard, at their headquarters in Palo Alto, located at 3000 Hanover St, Palo Alto.
  • Bigger and better Village at the finish line, with live music, great food, entertainment, and more!
  • New rest stop added at the Pulgas Water Temple with music. All routes over 5k will pass this stop on their ride.
  • Monthly training rides with Team Vanderkitten and Menlo Bike Club. Check the TRAINING tab on the top of this page to learn more. The next training ride is on August 30 at 8:30am and meets at Woodside Elementary. Click here for full event details.
  • Training sessions with the Menlo Bike Club, including an online training program. Visit the TRAINING tab on the top of this page for detailed training information.
  • Family friendly 5k is back! Whether you want ride, run, walk, or dance across the finish line, the fun 5k is back for all ages!
  • Special benefits for those who register as a team. Click here to join a team or start a new team.

Canary Challenge Partners with Beeline Bikes

Beeline Bikes, a mobile bicycle repair, has become the official mechanical support for the Canary Challenge. Beeline Bikes will provide the mechanical support in the Canary Challenge Village and will have mechanics at the Pulgas Water Temple rest stop on Canada Road.

Beeline Bikes, a mobile repair business out of San Carlos, operates several trucks, which contain a full bike shop inside. Beeline Bikes is offering a special introductory rate for Canary Challenge riders.

  • Canary Challenge riders can use code “Canary2014” and get $10 off a Full Tune-up (normally $79.99, plus parts.)
  • If you have more than one bike for service, you can get the $67.99 multi-bike price, plus $10 off.

Beeline Bike’s business model is simple: Bring the bike shop to the customer and take pride in servicing any and all bikes. Beeline Bikes Technicians are employee owners and are among the best bicycle mechanics around. Beeline Bikes maintains bicycles for individuals, neighborhoods, and corporations.For more information on Beeline Bikes, please visit

2013 Canary Challenge Cyclists Raised $800,000+


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2013 Ride Photos

1379790_10151997785179892_726819968_nWhat a beautiful day it was on Saturday, September 28, 2013. With 800 cyclists and 120 volunteers, Canary Challenge raised over $800,000. Donations  directly benefit Stanford Cancer Institute and the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection. We enjoyed perfect California fall weather, sunny and warm but not too hot. You can see photos on our Facebook page. Professional photos that were taken on all of the routes can be found here.

“I want to compliment you and your team on a spectacular event… I do a century or two every year, but the Canary Challenge put every other ride I have ever done to shame. The organization was top notch, the facilities flawless, the perks ample, and the food was outstanding! Your team should know they are putting on the best bicycling event in Northern California. We’ll be back next year with a whole company team.” ~ Thomas Goetz

Event Beneficiary: The Canary Center at Stanford for Early Cancer Detection

Donations  benefit the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection. The Canary Center at Stanford is a world-class facility dedicated to cancer early detection research programs. The mission of the center is to foster research leading to the development of blood tests and molecular imaging approaches to detect and localize early cancers. The center is the first in the world to integrate research on both in vivo and in vitrodiagnostics to deliver these tests, by housing state-of-the-art core facilities and collaborative research programs in molecular imaging, proteomics, chemistry, and bioinformatics.

For more on the Canary Center at Stanford, visit

Event Producer: Canary Foundation

Canary Foundation is the world’s first non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated solely to the funding, discovery, and development of tests for early cancer detection. Canary Foundation is dedicated to delivering early detection tests for solid cancer tumors within the next 10 years

Learn more about Canary Foundation, visit