Peloton Spotlight
Community Pelotons

By The Pelotonia Team|March 02, 2021

The Pelotonia community is made up of amazing Pelotons, many of which are looking to welcome new members to their team. Whether you’re looking to join a team based on where you live, the availability for evening or weekend training rides, or just getting to know a community of fantastic people, there is a Peloton for everyone!
See the list below of some of the community Pelotons that make up The Greatest Team Ever. They are welcoming new members and looking to share their wisdom and resources with you.

Columbus Young Professionals (CYP) Club

CYP Club is a community hub - welcoming all ages - for those who are passionate about raising money for cancer research and having an impact in Columbus. We will be hosting group fundraisers & training rides throughout the Pelotonia season. All Riders, Challengers, & Volunteers are welcome!
Captain: Melanie March, melanie.march@huntington.com

Girls with Gears

Girls with Gears is in its 13th year of raising funds to end cancer through Pelotonia. Our Peloton welcomes all skill levels and works hard to build not only cycling skills but long lasting friendships. We facilitate three rides a week and host a variety of social and educational events January through September. In 2019, our Peloton exceeded $1 million in funds raised, a strong testament to what a group of strong and focused women can make happen!
Captain: Lisa Hinson, lisa@hinsonltd.com, girlswithgears.org

Simply Community

Simply Community welcomes all Riders! From young professionals to sitting executives, high schoolers to retirees, neighbors to family members, colleagues to friends; our common bond is ending cancer. Simply Community Peloton members enjoy: free registration, team jersey, team events, fundraising assistance and periodic team training rides.
Captain: Mandy Porcher, porcher@beecherhillsearch.com

Stefanie's Team of Hope

Stefanie’s Team of Hope was founded in 2010 to honor Stefanie Spielman, who passed away after an 11-year battle with breast cancer. This year we will hit the $3 million mark in total funds raised for cancer research. Join our team and be a part of reaching this significant milestone! All are welcome; we have Riders of all ages and experiences; our team hails from all over Ohio and many other states. We have team jerseys, t-shirts, team events, and training rides. Our mission is to celebrate the life of Stefanie, carry on her legacy of hope, and to raise as much money as we can to find a cure for ALL cancers. Stefanie left us a message to ‘Continue to Fight and Continue to Live’. Take a moment and watch Stefanie’s tribute video: Continue To Fight!
Captain: Shannon Peterson, stefaniesteamofhope@gmail.com

Team Bexley

Team Bexley is the place to be if you love cycling, love Bexley and believe in the mission of Pelotonia! We have Riders of all ages and experiences, and are committed to helping each Rider achieve their goals. So join us, ride with us, be us.
Captain: Greg Adams, jgregoryadams@gmail.com

Team ColumbUS

Team ColumbUS is a collaboration of the Columbus Partnership, the Columbus Chamber, One Columbus, the Greater Columbus Arts Council, and Rev1 Ventures. They welcome all who are passionate about living in (or supporting) ColumbUS and working towards ONE GOAL.
Captain: Kathleen Green, kathleen@rev1ventures.com

teamCOPC

teamCOPC is open to all Riders and Volunteers. We especially welcome new Riders and first-time Pelotonia participants. Our mission is to assist all who want to participate in Pelotonia. We want to eliminate or ease the cycling and fundraising concerns, so all may feel comfortable joining this awesome Pelotonia community. We believe in safe group riding, and that we can ALL do more together than we can alone. teamCOPC hosts three training rides a week in northeast Franklin County, including beginner group rides, and we welcome anyone with a passion to end cancer to join our Peloton. You can find more information at www.teamCOPC.org.
Captain: Mike Perry, teamCOPC@gmail.com.

Team Pickerington

Team Pickerington is the group to join if you love community, fun, and raising money for innovative cancer research! Started in 2015, Team Pickerington has raised over $120,000 and looks to continue that impact in 2020.
Captain: Randy Holloway, randy3440@gmail.com

To join a Peloton after completing the registration process, please email Carolyn Appelhans at cappelhans@pelotonia.org.
Didn’t see a Peloton you’re interested in joining or are you interested in creating your own Peloton? Please contact Carolyn Appelhans at cappelhans@pelotonia.org to learn more.
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