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Routes

Route Characteristics

Although Pelotonia offers Riders fifteen different ride options, all of Pelotonia’s participants travel along the same route until they reach their chosen finish lines. The following discusses the basic characteristics of the fifteen different ride options on Pelotonia’s route.

25 Mile Route

35 Mile Route

45 Mile Route

55 Mile Reynolds Road Route

55 Mile Bennington Chapel Route

75 Mile Reynolds Road Route

75 Mile Bennington Chapel Route

80 Mile Return Route

100 Mile Bennington Chapel Route

100 Mile Reynolds Road Route

100 Mile Return Route

25-mile ride to Pickerington

This route is well-suited to a beginner level rider. The shortest distance option offers a ride with less than 600 feet of elevation.

1 rest stop

35-mile ride to New Albany (Sunday only)

This route is also well-suited to a beginner level rider. Slightly longer, but more scenic than the 25-mile, this route has less than 750ft of a climb and will finish in New Albany with riders returning from Kenyon on Sunday.

1 rest stop

45-mile ride to New Albany

This route is perfect for the intermediate level rider who has trained and can easily ride the first 25-miles, but does not yet have the stamina or conditioning for the back-half of the route. Riders will encounter just over 1,000ft of a climb as they proceed to the New Albany finish.

3 rest stops

55/75/100-mile ride to Gambier

These routes are for more experienced riders that wish to finish their day in Gambier. Riders selecting one of these options will have a decision to make for their final 30 miles. After Granville, the route will split, offering two distinctly different riding experiences for the final leg of the tour. Riders who want challenging climbs for the final 30 miles will select the iconic Reynolds Road stretch, while the Bennington Chapel alternative offers a fulfilling, yet less rigorous finale. The Reynolds Road option presents an additional 1,000ft of a climb for those that have prepared well for the challenge.

2/4/6 rest stops

New Albany to Gambier–55-mile route (Reynolds Road)

New Albany to Gambier–55-mile route (Bennington Chapel)

Pickerington to Gambier–75-mile route (Bennington Chapel)

Pickerington to Gambier—75-mile route (Reynolds Road)

Columbus to Gambier—100-mile route (Reynolds Road)

Columbus to Gambier—100-mile route (Bennington Chapel)

80/100-mile ride from Gambier to New Albany

On day two, these riders depart Gambier and head back towards Columbus. The Sunday route will present a completely different ride with roads that wind through scenic Ohio farmland not encountered on Saturday. The 100-mile return is meant for the hardcore, very well-trained rider that wants to complete a double-century. The additional 20-mile stretch contains over 1,000ft of extra climb compared to the already substantial 2,200ft encountered on the 80-mile return.

4/5 rest stops

Gambier to New Albany – 80-mile route

Gambier to New Albany – 100-mile route