History

In July of 2003, Pedal-with-Pete celebrated ten years of support for cerebral palsy research. Founded by Pete Zeidner after his successful ride around Ohio in 1991 to raise money for brain research. Pedal-with-Pete was incorporated in 1993 as a 501 (c)3 organization to raise awareness and funding for research to prevent and treat those with cerebral palsy. Some milestones over the last ten years:

1993 – Pedal-with-Pete founded in Kent, Ohio
1994 – Planned a cross-country trip
1995 – September: First Kent Bike-a-thon held
1996 – Spring: The Spokesman, newsletter for Pedal-with-Pete is first published
1996 – May: Bike-a-thon held in Rocky River, Ohio
1996 – First grant made to cerebral palsy research
1997 – PwP gains national recognition through an article published in BOND magazine
1998 – Kent annual bike-a-thons moved from September to May
1999 – First PwP ride west of the Mississippi, sponsored by the 4-H Youth County Council of Palo Alto, Iowa
1999 – Gala Hudson, Ohio raised $10,000
2001 – Walk-a-thon becomes a part of the Kent bike-a-thons
2002 – April: The Exceptional Parent magazine features story of Pedal-with-Pete for the special needs community (Pedaling with Pete: one man’s journey to raise awareness about cerebral palsy by Anne Kirkland)
2002 – August: First Central Ohio Ride, for Pete’s Sake!
2002 – October: WALK-A-MILE challenge introduced
2003 – Pedal-with-Pete made its first $50,000 grant to cerebral palsy research
Celebrating Ten Years of Support for Cerebral Palsy Research 1993 – 2003
2004 – Pedal-with-Pete made a $50,000 grant to cerebral palsy research again
2005 – Pedal-with-Pete made a $50,000 grant to cerebral palsy research for the third year
2010 – New Board of Directors established in Columbus

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