The Rider

December 13, 2010

Here We Go … Dates Set For Pelotonia 2011

Filed under: Pelotonia News — Tags: , — The Blog @ 11:56 AM

Get ready to join the crowd and help us...

Mark your calendars, the dates are set for Pelotonia 2011: the opening ceremonies will be held on Friday, August 19, followed by the two days of riding on August 20 and 21.

Are you ready to pedal?

I have a feeling you are. In just two years, Pelotonia has become an indelible and important part of so many people’s lives, bringing together families, friends and coworkers, even complete strangers who quickly become friends. Together we ride bikes, volunteer and raise money to kick cancer’s butt. It’s amazing what a determined and motivated group of people can do.

Online rider registration will begin on 1/11/11 (Jan. 11, 2011).

...achieve this goal

Last year we numbered 4,047 riders and raised $7,846,705 (and a total of $12.4 million in two years) and every dollar went to fund cancer research at Ohio State University. We can crush both these figures in 2011 and soar past 5,000 riders and $10 million in donations.

Here are a few reminders why we ride and what Pelotonia has come to mean to so many…

As a survivor and someone who was laid up in the ICU during last year’s ride, this was a new beginning for me. From the Opening Ceremonies and Chris Spielman’s rousing speech to crossing the finish line, I was overwhelmed. My disease is so much bigger than what I’m going through. So many others are fighting a similar battle.

Matthew Hare, Pelotonia rider and cancer survivor

It was amazing to see all these people come together, 4,000 people and you could tell it was so personal for everyone.

James cancer patient and Pelotonia rider Alex Kip

I really feel this cause has brought my family closer together and I am so thankful. My grandparents sat in Athens starting at 11:30 with a cowbell cheering on all the riders, which was precious!  Next year my sister and husband are joining us and will be riding.

Pelotonia rider Kristin Gilligan

As I walked by fellow riders, we would often look each other in the eye and smile or nod.  There was an immediate, powerful connection that needed no words, simply because we had come together in the fight against cancer.

Kelsey Gray, Pelotonia rider, OSU student and recipient of a Pelotonia Fellowship


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