To honor a parent, show support for a best friend, or remember the life of a loved one: There are many reasons that thousands of riders have committed to Pelotonia.
After months of hard training and dedicated fundraising, they depart Columbus on August 10 for rides of up to 180 miles.
Each dollar they raise goes directly to research at Ohio State’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
Not planning to hop on a bike? Supporting the riders is easy: Go to Pelotonia to donate to Ohio State's super-peloton, Team Buckeye or search for a specific rider. You can also sign up to be a virtual rider. (Registered Ohio State riders should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join Team Buckeye.)
Pelotonia: by the numbers
- In its first four years, Pelotonia attracted more than 11,100 riders.
- Between 2009 and 2012, Pelotonia raised more than $42.2 million for cancer research.
- The Team Buckeye peloton, in its third year, includes Ohio State faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The riders raised $2.2 million last year.
- Pelotonia has raised more money every year: $4.5 million in 2009; $7.8 million in 2010; $13.1 million in 2011; and $16.8 million last year.
- The goal is to raise $50 million in the first five years.