Frequently Asked Questions

When is Pelotonia Weekend?

Pelotonia weekend is August 6-8, 2021.

Will Ride Weekend be in person or virtual this year?

We're committed to hosting a world-class, in-person event for the Pelotonia community in 2021. We have spent much of the last year working with experts and putting plans in place to deliver the experience you deserve under new safety and health protocols. Safety will always be our first priority, and we’re excited to bring an unforgettable experience to you this year. We also have great ways for people to get involved virtually by setting their own goals as a Challenger.

What safety measures are you taking during Ride Weekend in response to COVID-19?

The Pelotonia team, in collaboration with our partners at The James and the Wexner Medical Center, are putting plans in place to protect participants to the best of our ability. Planned preventative measures include:
  • Increased number of hand washing and hand sanitizer stations at all venues.
  • Social distancing measures will be implemented at all locations, including starting chutes.
  • At this time, participants should assume that face masks will be required at all Pelotonia starts, rest stops and finishes. Riders should also wear a face mask while receiving assistance from fellow Riders, Pelotonia Volunteers, or support vehicles while on the road.
  • All meals, snacks and beverages will be prepackaged, grab-and-go varieties.
  • Increased frequency of cleaning and sanitization of all high-touch surfaces at rest stops and venues.
  • Ratio of high-need amenities (i.e. restrooms, first aid stations) to number of participants at all venues will be increased to allow more social distancing while approaching these areas, and more time between participant use for cleaning and sanitation.
  • Elimination of overnight stays in 2021 to protect the safety and health of all participants.

Is there an age requirement to participate in Pelotonia?

The minimum age to ride will continue to be 14; however, any age can participate in Pelotonia as a Challenger.

What is the fundraising deadline?

Riders, Challengers, and Volunteers have until Sunday, October 31, 2021, to raise funds for Pelotonia 2021.

How do I make a donation?

Most of our Donors give online via credit card but you can also donate via cash, check, donor advised fund, IRA, stock, and wire transfer. For any money that is being sent through the mail, please send to our gift processing facility:
Pelotonia L-3454 Columbus, OH 43260
For additional information on donations, please refer to our full Pelotonia 2021 FAQ document below.

Is my donation tax-deductible?

Yes! Pelotonia is a registered 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are 100% tax deductible, unless the Donor received goods and/or services in exchange for all or a portion of his/her donation, (e.g. through an auction). All credit card Donors will receive a tax receipt immediately via email, and Donors who give via check or other methods will receive tax receipts via regular mail.
For foreign Donors, please refer to your local tax laws to determine if your donation to Pelotonia is tax deductible.

What is Pelotonia's Tax ID?

Pelotonia's Tax ID # is 82-4997087.

How do I submit a request for my gift to be matched?

Many employers match the charitable contributions of their employees. This is a great way to supplement the money you are giving to a participant or peloton. To begin this process, you will first need to determine if your employer accepts matching gifts. Utilize the search tool on the Matching Gifts page of our website or look on your employer website. If you confirm your employee does match gifts, please submit it under Pelotonia’s Tax ID # 82-4997087. You must direct the matching gifts to Pelotonia using the address below:
  • Pelotonia 450 W. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43215
  • Phone: 614-221-6100
  • Tax ID #: 82-4997087

What Volunteer activities are available this year?

The Pelotonia Team is finalizing the details for what volunteer activities will be available this year. Volunteers can register on or after February 18 and will be notified when specific activities become available. Registering early will allow you to start fundraising and also get first access into selecting your 2021 Volunteer activities.

Read the full Pelotonia 2021 FAQs at the link below

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