Celebrity instructor Brandon Mills signs on to lead Pedal at the Park benefitting Pedal the Cause

Registration underway for one of the world's largest outdoor stationary cycling events September 12

The San Diego Padres and Pedal the Cause San Diego today announced celebrity instructor Brandon Mills, CSCS, has signed on to lead Pedal at the Park benefitting Pedal the Cause on Saturday, September 12. Mills, as seen on E!'s Hollywood Cycle will design and lead the first-ever on-field cycling event, which will feature a one-hour class on the outfield at Petco Park. 

The event - one of the world's largest outdoor stationary cycling events - is open to the public and will begin at 6:05 p.m. PT, just as the Padres game gets underway in San Francisco. Participants and spectators should enter via the Park Boulevard Gate, which opens at 4:30 p.m. LA Fitness is generously providing bikes and support instructors for the class, which will feature a live DJ to keep the blood pumping, as the Padres game plays live on the National League's largest video board. Participants may be featured on FOX Sports San Diego's game broadcast, as FSSD will check in live throughout the event. Following the class, participants will be rewarded with an on-field after party.

Those wishing to participate in Pedal at the Park can register by visiting www.padres.com/pedal. Registration, priced at $50, will include participation in the one-hour class on the playing field (bikes provided with both cages and SPD-compatible clip in pedals), access to the on-field after party, including one beverage ticket, free parking in the Lexus Premier Lot, a custom towel, the opportunity to be on television and two tickets to the Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks game on September 26 at 5:40 p.m. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. In support of Pedal the Cause San Diego, net proceeds from every registration purchased will benefit local cancer research organizations, including Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego.

A spectator ticket is also available for those who do not want to cycle, but still want be a part of the fun. The $25 spectator ticket includes the opportunity to watch Pedal at the Park from the seating bowl, access to the on-field after party, including one beverage ticket, and one ticket to the Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks game on September 26. Those wishing to purchase a spectator ticket should visit www.padres.com/pedal.

As a reminder, also on September 12, the inaugural Pedal the Cause Radio-Telethon will take place live from the set of Padres Social Hour inside the Western Metal Supply Co. Building, beginning at 2:00 p.m. PT. It will be broadcast live on FOX Sports San Diego and The Mighty 1090, and will run through Pedal at the Park and the duration of the Padres game that night vs. the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.

Padres Broadcaster Jesse Agler will assume host duties, and will be joined by personalities from both FSSD and The Mighty 1090. Guests who will share their stories will include cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and researchers. Other well-known San Diegans and baseball personalities are also expected to take part in the radio-telethon. Members of the Padres Volunteer Team presented by Toyota will man the phones for this first-ever event, along with staff from all participating partners. Individuals who wish to contribute to Pedal the Cause will be able to donate throughout the broadcast by calling 1-844-PEDALSD (1-844-733-2573). To donate now, and throughout the broadcast, individuals may also text "Pedal" to 41444. 

About Pedal the Cause

Founded in 2013, Pedal the Cause San Diego is a non-profit, 501c3 cycling challenge dedicated to raising money to accelerate collaborative research synergies at Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego. A unique cycling event, Pedal the Cause offers riders and supporters an opportunity to increase awareness and support for the incredible work being done to fight cancer in San Diego. One hundred percent of dollars raised by participants and donors stays in San Diego to support collaboration between PEDAL's world-class beneficiaries. Collaborations between these four complementary cancer centers create greater opportunities to fast-track research from the bench top to the bedside. For patients who can't wait, this means faster access to lifesaving treatment and cures. It is our hope that research funded by Pedal the Cause will ultimately lead in a collaborative way to a cure for cancer, and propel San Diego to the forefront of cancer cures and care.

PEDAL15 will take place September 18-20, featuring multiple courses suited for any riding ability, from 10 miles, up to a two-day ride between San Diego and Temecula. For information about courses, free training, volunteer opportunities, registering, or donating, visit www.gopedal.org. Stay connected with the PEDAL community on Twitter, @pedalSD, and follow PEDAL on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PedalTheCauseSanDiego.

About Brandon Mills

Physical fitness and elite health and wellness expert Brandon Mills, CSCS hit the Los Angeles fitness forum in 2010 with an unrivaled eagerness and drive to change lives. His extensive knowledge of Kinesiology and nutrition coupled with his nationally recognized certification has allowed him to provide fitness education and healthy lifestyle tips to a wide array of individuals, including some of Hollywood's top actors, studio producers, television stars, competitive bodybuilders, models and everyday fitness lovers.

Originally from San Antonio, Tex., Mills' desire to expand his own knowledge of health and wellness lead him to Los Angeles in 2008 where he attended USC and earned his bachelor's in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Human Performance. While at USC, Mills took advantage of research opportunities which lead him to discover his true passion of working with children and heading the fight against childhood obesity. Throughout his schooling, he administered Presidential Fitness examinations at inner city Los Angeles elementary schools, wrote a physical fitness and nutritional journal for area Boys and Girls Clubs, and assisted in the development of after-school programs to get children up and active and participating in a healthy lifestyle.

After completing his education and certifications, Brandon began working as a private trainer in Los Angeles. In 2011, Brandon founded "The Mills Method" to provide an unparalleled level of fitness advice, comprehensive nutritional choices for any lifestyle, and a forum to serve as a tool to help others reach their goals. Brandon resides in Los Angeles and continues to train his clients and host his weekly radio show, Two Smart Dumbbells. He previously worked with Cycle House spin club as a senior instructor, and was featured on E!'s Hollywood Cycle.