An event for all ages and all abilities, all for Cerebral Palsy Research! The 16th year’s Columbus event will be on Saturday, July 29, 2017. The Pedal-with-Pete, Columbus, Ohio event begins and ends at a new location for 2016. The start/finish will be at Hilliard Heritage Middle School (we are returning to a familiar location). There is NO mass start on the bicycle ride. Cyclists check in and start anytime between 7am and 9:15am. Walk has a mass start at 9:30am. Kid Fest check in ends at 11am and runs from 10:30am to noon.
Ride: 7, 18, 32, 47, 64, 80, or 100 mi. No mass start for the bicycle rides.
Walk: 2.5 mi on paved pathways, with cut-offs available. Mass start at 9:30 a.m.
Kid Fest: 10:30 am – 12:00 – All ages and All abilities
- All-Wheel Parade – Decorate your wheels – materials provided
- One-on-One Races – All in Fun!
- Celebration – For kids who have CP and have been awarded specially adapted bicycles
Food before, during and after the event – a free cookout! Helmets required for those on bicycles.
The registration fee is $35 for those who pre-register on or before Wednesday, July 26th; and $50 day-of-event. Kids 16 years old and under are $10. Pre-register before July 7 and reserve a t-shirt in your requested size. (Limited quantities and sizes available for those who register after July 7.) First 1,000 registrants receive a gift compliments of Thrivent Financial. If you generously participate as an “Advocate” ($75) or a “Supporter” ($100), then you’ll receive an additional gift compliments of Fast Switch. Registration is also available on the day of the event ($50/adults, $10/kids 16 & under) at the School.
The walk will have a mass start at 9:30am at the Hilliard Darby High School and we will have an escort to cross Scioto Darby Rd to and from the Hilliard Municipal Park, also known as Roger A. Reynolds Municipal Park. The walk will pass a small playground, two ponds, ball diamonds, and will stay on paved drives and pathways. Download a PDF map of the 2016 walk route; we’ll do something similar in 2017.
The bicycle 7 mile route follows along the Heritage Rail Trail, passing through Homestead Park. The 18 and 32 mile routes are mostly flat jaunts to the scenic Big Darby Creek. The 47 mile route follows flat to gently rolling terrain on lightly traveled township roads, following the Big Darby toward its source. The 64 mile route is for those wanting that metric century! The 80 and 100 mile courses follow the same route with additional loops featuring longer grades.
KID FEST: 10:30am-Noon For Kids and Teens of ALL Abilities! Join us after your walk or ride, or join us JUST for the KID FEST, for….
- All-Wheel Parade – Come and decorate your Wheels – materials provided.
- One-on-One Races – All in fun!
- Refreshments and Entertainment – Celebration of the donations of several specially adapted bikes to kids who have cerebral palsy.
Please spread the word with families you know, and share the fun! We’ll have a flyer to share soon. Invite others to help beat CP! All donations are tax deductible. Bring your donations on the day of the event or mail them by September 5th. We’ll have a sponsorship form soon.
Note that adults who participate ONLY to accompany a child under 16 for the KID FEST may attend free of charge, so in this case, only pre-register the children.)
Note: These maps will be updated as we near the 2017 event date. We don’t expect the routes to change significantly. On July 29th, please check the maps at the Registration Table for last-minute route changes due unforeseen circumstances.
All routes are marked with arrows on the road, and include a rest stop with refreshments and water. We end with entertainment and a post-ride cookout.
This webpage indicates what to expect at LAST YEAR’S event. We’ll be updating it soon, but you can get a feel for what to expect by reviewing it: What To Expect at the 2016 PwP, Columbus, OH Event page.
The success of the Pedal-with-Pete, Columbus event is made possible by our dedicated crew of tireless volunteers. If you would like to volunteer please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. New volunteers are always welcome! Visit the Volunteer page for more information on volunteer positions and roles.
Pedal-with-Pete, Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, July 29, 2017
P.O. Box 1233
Worthington, OH 43085
Event Chair: Cathy Levy
Questions contact Cathy: 614-527-0202 or email@example.com