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Pelotonia Opens Registration for the 2019 Annual Bike Ride to Benefit Cancer Research.

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Contact: Emily Smith, Communications Manager for Pelotonia | (513) 313-7324 | esmith@pelotonia.org

Pelotonia Opens Registration for the 2019 Annual Bike Ride to Benefit Cancer Research.

Pelotonia ’19 registration opens February 21 at noon

COLUMBUS, OH – Feb. 21, 2019– Pelotonia, a non-profit organization that brings people together to accelerate funding for cancer research, opened registration at pelotonia.org/register for the three-day experience of cycling, entertainment, and volunteerism, today. Pelotonia will take place on August 2nd – 4th, 2019.

“We are excited to kick-off registration for Pelotonia 2019. Over the past ten years the Pelotonia community has come together, going above and beyond, to raise money for cancer research,” said Pelotonia CEO Doug Ulman. “Each person who rides, volunteers, raises funds, conducts research, supports, and donates is part of the Greatest Team Ever and has been instrumental in raising over $184 million for cancer research.

In 2018, riders, virtual riders and volunteers broke fundraising records, as well as participation numbers raising a record-breaking $27.4 million, with 8,470 riders. This brought the organization’s ten-year total to more than $184 million raised for cancer research with 100 percent of every participant-raised dollar being donated to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James). These donations are used to invest in innovative research, the brightest minds and ideas and the tools and technology needed to reach our collective one goal.

Pelotonia offers a variety of fundraising options to allow everyone to participate in some way.

They are:

  • High rollers, commit to raise a minimum of $5,000
  • Virtual riders, who are not required to ride, can participate with a $100 minimum fundraising commitment.
  • Riders will commit to raise $1,250-$3,000 depending on which of the fifteen routes they select.
  • Volunteers, who dedicate their time and talents to help operate Pelotonia weekend. They are not required to fundraise.

This year riders have fifteen route options from which to choose. The additional routes give riders the opportunity to ride on Saturday and then again on Sunday by adding the new 35-mile route, a frequently requested option during last year’s event.  The 2019 routes and corresponding fundraising commitments are:

  • Columbus to Pickerington, 25 miles, 1-day ride (Sat., Aug. 3), $1,250 fundraising commitment
  • Granville to New Albany, 35 miles, 1 -day ride (Sun., Aug. 4), $1,500 fundraising commitment
  • Columbus to New Albany, 45 miles, 1-day ride (Sat., Aug. 3), $1,500 fundraising commitment
  • New Albany to Gambier, 55 miles, 1-day ride (Sat., Aug. 3), $1,750 fundraising commitment
  • Pickerington to Gambier, 75 miles, 1-day ride (Sat., Aug. 3), $2,000 fundraising commitment
  • Columbus to Gambier, 100 miles, 1-day ride (Sat., Aug. 3), $2,000 fundraising commitment
  • New Albany to Gambier, Gambier to New Albany, 135 miles, 2-day ride with housing (Aug. 3-4), $2,250 fundraising commitment
  • Pickerington to Gambier, Gambier to New Albany, 155 miles, 2-day ride with housing (Aug. 3-4), $2,500 fundraising commitment
  • Columbus to Gambier, Gambier to New Albany, 180 miles, 2-day ride with housing (Aug. 3-4), $2,500 fundraising commitment
  • Columbus to Gambier, Gambier to New Albany, 200 miles, 2-day ride with housing (Aug. 3-4) $3,000 fundraising commitment

NEW FOR 2019: Pelotonia will be offering a 2-day ride option without housing, in addition to the routes listed above.

  • Columbus to Pickerington, Granville to New Albany: 25 miles on Saturday and 35 miles on Sunday, 2-day ride without housing, (Aug. 3-4) $1,750 fundraising commitment
  • Columbus to New Albany, Granville to New Albany: 45 miles on Saturday and 35 miles on Sunday, (Aug. 3-4) $2,000 fundraising commitment
  • New Albany to Gambier, Granville to New Albany: 55 miles on Saturday and 35 miles on Sunday, 2-day ride without housing, (Aug. 3-4) $2,250 fundraising commitment
  • Pickerington to Gambier, Granville to New Albany: 75 miles on Saturday and 35 miles on Sunday, 2-day ride without housing, (Aug. 3-4) $2,500 fundraising commitment
  • Columbus to Gambier, Granville to New Albany: 100 miles on Saturday and 35 miles on Sunday, 2-day ride without housing, (Aug. 3-4) $2,500 fundraising commitment

 

Pelotonia provides all participants with tools to help them meet their commitments. Riders, virtual riders and volunteers have until 11:59pm on Fri., Oct. 4th, 2019 to raise funds and complete their commitment.

Registration for riders is $100 until 12:01am on Tues., June 11, 2019 when the fee will increase to $150. For riders who register after Thurs., July 11, 2019, the registration fee increases to $200. Pelotonia will hold its opening ceremony on Fri., Aug. 2. On Sat., Aug. 3, thousands of riders will embark on 1-day and 2-day rides on routes ranging from 25-200 miles and on Sun., Aug. 5, riders will participate in the 35-mile ride from Granville to New Albany and 2-day riders in the 135-200-mile routes will return to New Albany.

Pelotonia’s operational costs are paid for by major funding partners including American Electric Power Foundation, Huntington Bank, L Brands Foundation, Peggy and Richard Santulli, Harold C. Schott Foundation, Cardinal Health Foundation, and Diamond Hill Capital Management. This funding model enables Pelotonia to direct 100 percent of every dollar raised by its participants to cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

 

 

About Pelotonia

Founded in 2008, Pelotonia was established with the objective to fund life-saving 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. In ten years, Pelotonia has raised over $184 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, , Cardinal Health, and Diamond Hill Capital Management– Pelotonia is able to direct 100 percent of every dollar raised by its participants to cancer research at the OSUCCC – James.  For more information, visit pelotonia.org.

 

 

About the OSUCCC – James

The OSUCCC – James strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care, a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only a few centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials on novel anticancer drugs sponsored by the NCI. As the cancer program’s 356-bed adult patient-care component, The James is one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report and has achieved Magnet® designation, the highest honor an organization can receive for quality patient care and professional nursing practice. At 21 floors and with more than 1.1 million square feet, The James is a transformational facility that fosters collaboration and integration of cancer research and clinical cancer care. For more information, visit cancer.osu.edu.

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