“It’s not a ride, it’s a journey.”
Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour created in 2008 and originating in Columbus, Ohio, that raises funds for cancer research. Peloton is a French word that means platoon, squad, or pack, like the groups of cyclists that ride together to end cancer. The funds raised from Pelotonia go to life-saving cancer research at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute right here in Columbus, Ohio. The bike tour lasts for an entire weekend—this year falling on August 5-7, 2016—and consists of three days of cycling, entertainment, volunteering, and fundraising. The main objective cannot be stressed enough: to end cancer once and for all. To become involved with Pelotonia, you do not have to ride a bike. Check out other options to become a virtual rider, volunteer, or donor.
100% of your donation goes to the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
Your donations go to four key areas:
- Pelotonia Fellowship Program trains cancer researchers.
- Pelotonia Idea Grants award creative teams of scientists for research discoveries on cures.
- Tools for discovery—Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) capabilities at Ohio State, Orbitrap Rusion, Quantiva Mass Spectrometers—all machines used in cancer research to better understand cancer-cell biology.
- Bringing the best talent to Ohio State by helping recruit the brightest minds in cutting-edge cancer research.
This year is Creative Spot’s first time having a peloton in the bike tour. We have 9 participants overall. Show your support for our team!
Chris: 100 miles
Don: 50 miles
Molly: 50 miles
Brittany: 50 miles
Andrew: 50 miles
Andrea: 50 miles
Tom: 50 miles
Check out our Twitter in the link that follows or by using our Twitter handle @creativespot for more information about our peloton and to stay in touch as we ride. http://twitter.com/creativespot
Join us in our fight to end cancer August 5-7, 2016!
In need of a bike for the ride? BikeSource is a great local shop to get a bike for the ride. http://www.bikesourceonline.com/about/columbus-home-pg69.htm