Pedal with Pete, Columbus: Saturday, July 27, 2019
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An event for all ages and all abilities, all for Cerebral Palsy Research! The 18th year’s Columbus event will be on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The start/finish will be at a NEW LOCATION: Franklin County Fairgrounds in Old Hilliard with lower pre-registration rates until July 25th, and also registration on the day of event. Children 12 and under $10 all times. Ample FREE parking on-site. Cash and credit cards will be accepted at event day registration.
Here are the activities offered:
Bike Routes: Registration is open from 6:30am-9am. Riders may begin their ride at their leisure between 7:00am-9:15am. All routes will start and end at Franklin County Fair Grounds in Old Hilliard. The 10 mile bicycle route follows along the Heritage Rail Trail, passing through Homestead Park. The 18 and 31 mile routes are mostly flat jaunts to the scenic Big Darby Creek. The 50 mile route follows flat to gently rolling terrain on lightly traveled township roads, following the Big Darby toward its source. The 66 mile route is for those wanting that metric century! The 83 and 102 mile routes build upon the 66 with additional loops featuring longer grades. Visit Maps of the 2019 Routes to see the latest GPS coordinates for the routes planned for the event, or download the 2-page map for routes that use country roads here, and the one-page map for the 10-mile bike path-only map here.
This is a fun event! Riders may begin their ride at their leisure anytime between 7am and 9:15am. Please check the map table on event day for closing times of water and food stations along the routes. The cookout will end at 3:00 pm. Please plan your day accordingly.
*Helmets required for all riders* For the your own safety and the safety of others, riders are not allowed to wear any form of earbuds or head phones. As this is a fun ride and not a race, participants are required to obey all traffic laws. Traffic will not be detoured, stopped or slowed for this event.
The Fun Walk will have a group start at 9:30am at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Old Hilliard, and we will have an escort for the Walk. The distance is 3/4 of a mile, and you can download a PDF of the map here:
(This map will also be on display at Check-in.)
- –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
Enjoy our Great Cookout: 11am-3pm
A fantastic cookout of burgers, brats and all the fixin’s will welcome all participants at the finish line.
We hope you will “REGISTER NOW”, because… the sooner you register, the sooner you can take advantage of some wonderful new features of the new Online Registration system, STRIDE. For the first time this year, as you register or donate,
- You’ll optionally be able to tell YOUR story about why you donate or participate and you’ll be given a link to that story that you can share with your friends and family, inviting them to read your story and donate to cerebral palsy to help you reach a fund-raising goal!
- Also, you’ll have a chance to form or join a TEAM if you like through this registration process and support one another through the pre-season!
Just click the “register now” button. You’ll be transferred to the STRIDE website for early registration.
Pre-registration rates continue through 11:59pm, Wednesday, July 24th. Kids 16 years old and under are $10 anytime. Pre-register before June 1 and reserve a t-shirt in your requested size. (Limited quantities and sizes available for purchase on event day for those who register after June 1.) First 1,000 registrants receive a Pedal with Pete collectors pin compliments of Thrivent Financial. If you generously participate as an “Advocate” ($75) or a “Supporter” ($100), then you’ll receive a gift as a token of our thanks, compliments of Fastswitch. Registration is also available on the day of the event ($65/adults, $10/kids 16 & under) at the Fairgrounds. A PDF version of the registration form is coming soon.
Kid Fest $10 per child, adult chaperones are free to the Kid Fest.
Pedal with Pete, Columbus, Ohio July 27th, 2019 Volunteer Sign-up is now active.
Volunteers will receive a Pedal with Pete volunteer t-shirt. Opportunities range from roles on the weekend before the event-day, to roles on Friday, July 26 to set-up, to roles on Event Day, Saturday, July 27. Come be part of the Pedal with Pete Family and partner to fund cerebral palsy research!