As we turn the page…..

Thank you Peloton.

We have made it through a successful and awesome ride weekend.  We had 17 riders and 16 volunteers at the event.

While the 2021 Pelotonia Ride is over, the challenges and fundraising are not. 21 of us are still working on our challenges!

Fundraising continues until October 31st.

Once I deposit the fundraising money, we as a peloton are just $300 shy of our annual fundraising goal!

Do not forget that fundraising continues until October 31st. 

And so it begins…….

Tonight is KICK_OFF at the stadium at 6 pm.

  • Entry cost is $25 at the door for non-riders.
  • (Riders should have received an email with tickets).

Tomorrow we have RIDERS in the 20 mile route and the 50 mile route.

  • Make sure you have your credentials.
  • Chelsea Bolyard is our rally person for the 50 milers.
  • Karthik Chakravarthy is our rally person for the 20 milers.

All weekend we have VOLUNTEERS helping in a variety of places.

We have CHALLENGERS who have cheered us on and continue to do so.

Thank you so much for all you are doing to create a cancer-free world.

Keep PeDa1ing ya’all.

Route leaders….

Good morning, Peloton!

4 days until Kick off and 5 days until the ride!  All of our riders are riding on Saturday!

Check out the handbook for great information.  However: Staging groups are determined by ride distance and Peloton affiliation, with the riders going the farthest being released first. So here are our groups

Saturday, August 7, 2021 Common Schedule

20 Mile Riders please find  Karthik Chakravarthy                          50 Mile Riders please find  Chelsea Bolyard

Feng Hong                                                                                                         Kevin Weller

Bei Liu.                                                                                                               Zihai Li

Anna Vilgelm.                                                                                                   Payton Weltge

Mark Rubinstein.                                                                                             Chelsea Bolyard

Hakan Cam

Bill Wu

Jenny Wang

Vidhya Karivedu

Karthik Chakravarthy

Marcos De Lima

Xue-Feng Bai


5:30am Start Venues open to provide: First Aid Services, Emergency Services, Bike Maintenance, Bag Drop-Off

90 Minutes before scheduled start Riders have access to Holding Area 1 at their respective start, including Light Breakfast, Bike Maintenance and First Aid Services

30 Minutes before scheduled start Riders will be moved into Holding Area 2, where they’ll line up to enter the chute

7:00am-11:30am Ride starts will depart every 30 minutes based on assigned staging groups

7:00am-1:00pm Tech Center Drive Rest Stop

7:30am-1:00pm Rest Stop

7:30am-3:00pm Granville Intermediate School Rest Stop

8:00am-1:00pm South End Park Rest Stop (More Hilly Route Only) Lunch provided by T. Marzetti

8:00am-2:00pm Hartford Square Rest Stop (Less Hilly Route Only) Lunch provided by T. Marzetti

8:30am-4:00pm Highland High School Rest Stop (Less Hilly Route Only)

8:30am-2:30pm Bladensburg Community Center Rest Stop (More Hilly Route Only)

9:00am-5:30pm Fredericktown High School Rest Stop (Less Hilly Route Only)

9:30am-5:00pm Kokosing Gap Trail Rest Stop (More Hilly Route Only)

10:00am-5:30pm JPMorgan Chase 50-mile Finish at Bevelhymer Park 50-mile Finish Celebration Shuttles and Bike Trucks for 50-mile riders depart as they fill up

11:00am-2:00pm Abbott Nutrition 20-mile Finish at New Albany Schools 20-mile Finish Celebration Shuttles and Bike Trucks for 20-mile Riders depart as they fill up


8 days and Counting…

Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony will kick off Ride Weekend on Friday (08.06.21) at 6:00pm EDT at Field, the new home of the Columbus Crew.  Encourage your Peloton members to join us for an evening filled with impact, entertainment, and most of all, community.  It’s been two years since the community has come together for a Ride Weekend and we look forward to seeing you at this legendary event!


Earlier this week, an email containing tickets and parking details was sent to all registered Riders, and participants that have raised $1,250 or more.  Here is a helpful video to guide you through accessing your tickets.  Those wishing to purchase additional tickets may do that on-site at Field on Friday, August 6.


Rider Credentials

Riders who registered before 7.25.2021 will receive their Rider credential in the mail before the end of this week.  Riders who register after this date will receive an email detailing where/when they can pick up their credential.  If you have a made a change to your route since receiving your credentials, stop by the admin tent at Opening Ceremony and the Pelotonia team will update your credential!


What to Expect at Ride Weekend!

Check out our ‘What to Expect During Ride Weekend’ series for both Riders and Volunteers! Some important change to note below.

  • Plan to bring your bike with you to the start of your ride on Saturday or Sunday! Overnight bike corrals will only be provided on Saturday night of Ride Weekend.
  • Finish line celebrations will take place at the end of each route! Each Rider will receive two meal tickets and their Rider gift after they have finished riding.
  • Two-day Riders will not be staying in Gambier overnight on Saturday. Instead, Riders can rest up at home and come to New Albany refreshed on Sunday.


Ride Weekend Resources to Review


With more than three months until the fundraising deadline, there is still so much more impact to be created this year. Thank you for all of your continued work this year!


Carolyn Appelhans

PELOTONIA | Community Engagement Coordinator

614.484.5209 direct

450 W. Broad Street | Columbus, Ohio 43215




Pelotonia is committed to hosting a world-class, in-person event for the community in 2021 and has been working diligently with medical experts to refine our safety protocols to protect participants to the best of our ability. Registration for Pelotonia 2021 is now open at!


Quick Report on fundraising

Thank you to all who participated and purchased in the silent auction, we raised $758.

The Pelotonia Anniversary Ice Cream Social is on Monday. Please drop off your $10 donation toward the ice cream (it will be credited to your pelotonia account) by Friday please.


Here is where our fundraising stands:

  • Goals for the Peloton:  $36,000 with 100% participation
  • Current monies raised: $16,789 or 43% of our goal
  • Peloton combined fundraising goal: $38,245
  • PIIO Admin has 100% participation and has raised 45% or our goal
  • PIIO Faculty has 24% (known) participation and have raised 37% of their (known) goal
  • IMDP has 100% participation and have raised 71% of their goal
  • PIIO Lab has 68% (known) participation and has raised 34% of their (known) goal



Learn How to be a Mascot! Event

For the first time EVER, Brutus Buckeye is opening up his home to the kids of Buckeye Nation to teach them what it takes to find their inner magic and LEARN HOW TO BE A MASCOT.

Saturday, July 31, 2021

9 A.M. – NOON

Ages 5 – 15

French Field House

$25 per participant and 100% of the proceeds benefit Team Buckeye – Team Brutus as Brutus prepares to ride in his first ever Pelotonia!


For more information please visit

Auction Continues…..

Hello Peloton.

For those of you who purchased items, you will receive an invoice soon with instructions for payment and delivery. (If anyone you know purchased, please let them know as well).

For those of you who donated items, you will receive a copy of the invoices that include your items highlighted and you will arrange delivery of your items. Any items not purchased have been left on the auction which will run like an online garage sale until October. It can still be accessed at

Ice Cream Fundraiser / PIIO Anniversary

Greetings Peloton.

We are hosting an Ice Cream Social fundraiser for the PIIO Anniversary and our peloton.

  • MONDAY, JULY 26th  10:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • We need you to donate at least $10 toward purchasing the ice cream (it will be accounted to your Pelotonia donations account after the event). Please turn in to Teresa by Friday at noon.
  • We also need folks to man the ice cream table in 45 minute increments (at least 2 at a time). If you man the table you will receive an equal split of 75% of the proceeds from the event. Please send an email to by Friday at noon for one of the following shifts:
    • Set up: 10 am – 10:45 am
    • 10:30 – 11:15 am
    • 11 -11:45 am
    • 11:30 am -12:15 pm
    • 12 – 12:45 pm
    • 12:30-1:15 pm
    • 1 – 1:45 pm
    • 1:30-2:15 pm
    • 2-2:45 pm
    • 2:30-3:15 pm
    • 3-3:45 pm
    • 3:30-4:15 pm
    • Close out and clean up: 4-5 pm


Thank you.


Last 2 days of the Silent Auction

Ladies and gentlemen.

We are down to the last two days of the auction. We have a group of youngsters who have created and donated a wide range of items. We do not want to disappointment them.

No event can be successful without everyone’s participation. Please post this via your facebook, instagram, whatever. Text everyone you know with the link. Get the word out there. 


Silent Auction – Help publicize it Please

Hello Peloton.

We are now halfway through our silent auction, and have only had $250 in bids.

I cannot make this auction a success without you. If you do not get the word out, all of these wonderful offerings will not make us money.

We have had a wonderful group of kids donate a variety of items to help. We have great donations.

Please tell everyone you know to check out and help support us.

Thank you. (And I am begging you…..) 🙂