Pelotonia Ride Weekend is back for a weekend of cycling, entertainment, and volunteerism from August 6-8, 2021!
The weekend kicks off Friday evening with Opening Ceremony for participants at Lower.com Field, and continues Saturday and Sunday with ride routes ranging from 20 to 200 miles. There are plenty of ways to get involved even if you aren’t riding or volunteering. The public is encouraged to cheer for riders along the routes, and donations of any amount benefit cancer research.
Cheer on the Pelotonia Riders
Cheer on the Riders as they start their journeys from Downtown Columbus and New Albany throughout towns in Central Ohio. New cheer sections and route activations will be available this year along sections of East Broad Street, as well as Cassady Avenue.
There are multiple locations perfect for cheering starting on Saturday, August 7 from 7:00am to 12:00pm near Downtown Columbus and Bexley.
See website for spectator locations, details, entertainment and more. While the locations listed have been designated as spectator areas on Saturday, fans are encouraged to cheer on Riders both Saturday and Sunday along all routes.
The historic village of Granville is a prime spot for viewing, as the streets are lined with spectators cheering on the longer routes passing through. You’ll find a high energy environment with entertainment, signs, and spirit, and there are lots of great places to grab food or a drink while you’re there.
Other prime spots for longer routes include New Albany, Utica, Sparta, Fredericktown, Kenyon College, and Danville.
Pelotonia Opening Ceremony for participants and volunteers
Want to get involved with Pelotonia? Each year there is a Opening ceremony for participants and volunteers. Lower.com Field, the new stadium of the Columbus Crew, hosts the opening ceremony on Friday, August 6 to celebrate the weekend and efforts of the riders, fundraisers, and volunteers.
The fun-filled night will feature food, drinks, entertainment, and impact from 6-8 pm. Each registered rider gets 2 FREE tickets for the opening ceremony. Volunteers and challengers who raise $1,250 by August 3 will also receive tickets. This event is not open to the public, so if you want to attend, plan to get involved for future years.
What to learn more about Pelotonia? Find out details about participating in the ride, volunteering, donation, or cheering on this amazing cause.
About Pelotonia (from website)
Founded in 2008, Pelotonia was established with the objective to fund innovative cancer research. As a centerpiece of its year-round fundraising efforts, Pelotonia hosts a three-day experience that includes a weekend of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism. Since its founding, Pelotonia has raised over $217 million for cancer research. Thanks to its generous funding partners – American Electric Power Foundation, Huntington Bank, L Brands Foundation, Peggy and Richard Santulli, Harold C. Schott Foundation, Safelite AutoGlass, Cardinal Health, Diamond Hill Capital Management and Nationwide – Pelotonia is able to direct 100 percent of every dollar raised by its participants to cancer research at the Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, including the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology.