Nearly $9 million will go straight to cancer research at Ohio State, thanks to 4,986 riders and their supporters.
The third annual Pelotonia drew the largest donations yet: $8.8 million, which brings the total to more than $21 million since the ride's start in 2009.
Ohio State wasn't just the beneficiary of the fund-raiser; riders, virtual riders, and volunteers also participated through the Team Buckeye mega-peloton. Led by Archie Griffin, Team Buckeye included 1,559 Ohio State staff, students, and alumni.
"It's about one thing," says President E. Gordon Gee. "It's about curing cancer at a great university. I'm grateful to have our university represented in such a wonderful, nationally significant way."