10 Things to Remember for Pelotonia 12 Weekend
Pelotonia is right around the corner. Dare we go as far to say that it is less than two weeks away? The excitement for Pelotonia 12 is at an all time high—it’s the best part of the summer! But before you get all clipped in for the weekend, there are a few things you need to remember.
1.) The route has changed this year. It’s time to forget about Starner Hill and head toward Gambier for this year’s Ride to see what new hills and challenges you’ll encounter along the way.
2.) Make sure you bring a photo ID to the Opening Ceremony on Friday, August 10. You will need identification in order to obtain your Rider credentials at check-in.
3.) DO NOT take off your Rider ID bracelet. Keep the bracelet on your wrist until you leave Pelotonia 12 weekend for the last time.
4.) It has been a hot summer! Most Riders will want to have an extra water bottle along the Ride, so you may want to bring two (or three or four!).
5.) Prepare for the weather. Bring rain gear, sunscreen and sunglasses. We have seen precipitation during Pelotonia weekend since our inaugural Ride. If we are all prepared for a few drops of rain, hopefully we can end the rainy tradition this year.
6.) Bring your cell phone with you on the Ride. Place it in a sealable plastic bag, just in case the tradition of rain continues.
7.) If you are spending the night at Kenyon College, remember to pack a pillow and pillowcase, sleeping bag or bed linens, and a towel. Be sure to read through the Pelotonia 12 Event Handbook for a complete list of items to bring.
8.) All Riders have until October 12, 2012 to complete Pelotonia fundraising. When you are in the moment, take time to really enjoy the experience. This will pay off after the Ride when you can share your Pelotonia weekend experience with potential donors.
9.) Encourage your friends and family to support you along your route. Part of what makes the Pelotonia experience so special is the community of people who rally around our One Goal and cheer on our Riders along the routes. Please ask your supporters to drive on the main highways as much as possible to avoid the Ride route to help ensure the safety of our Riders.
10.) Please thank the Pelotonia Volunteers often throughout the weekend. Without the help of more than 1,800 Volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to have such an amazing Ride weekend. Thank them for everything they do – from preparing those delicious PB&J sandwiches to ringing cowbells as our Riders cross the finish. We are extremely grateful for the time, talent, and energy that our dedicated Volunteers bring to Pelotonia weekend.