Kent, Ohio


25th Annual
Kent, Ohio
Bike & Hike Event

Partnering to fund cerebral palsy research

STAY TUNED!   Please SAVE THE DATE of Saturday, June 8th for the 25th Annual Pedal with Pete, Kent event!  We’d love to have your help and support as a volunteer, sponsor, donor, and/or participant!

Opening Day for online registration will be  here with a BANG on Monday, March 25th, which is also Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day!  On this date, and this date only, we are offering a GREATLY reduced fee of $25 for Adult registrations! Fees will be higher after March 25th.

Why would we offer such a low-low price?  Because… the sooner you register, the sooner you can take advantage of some wonderful new ways to partner for cerebral palsy research:  We at Pedal with Pete are launching a new Online Registration system, STRIDE, provided by the Wells Foundation, and for the first time, as you register or donate,

  1. 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!
  2. 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!

To Pre-register on Opening Day, March 25th, or to take advantage of other pre-season discounts, just return to this webpage and click the “register here” button.  You’ll be transferred to the STRIDE website for early registration.

March 25th is almost here… The sooner you register, the sooner you’ll be partnering to fund cerebral palsy research!


STAY TUNED!  Also, SOON, we’ll have a PDF of the registration form available here for you to print, complete, and mail in. 

The 25th annual Pedal with Pete, Kent Event will be held Saturday, June 8, 2019. The start/finish is at the Stanton Middle School, 1175 Hudson Rd., Kent, OH. Check-in is from 7:00 to 9:30 AM for the long-route cyclist rides, and extended to 10:30 AM for short-route cyclists and for walkers. Save by pre-registering online (here!) by June 5th, 11:59 PM. However, in order to receive a 25th anniversary T-shirt, you must pre-register on-line no later than May 19.  For mail-in registration, the postmark deadline is May 10 for a guaranteed T-shirt.

Registration Fees:

The Cycling routes will travel roads and trails in scenic, tranquil Portage and Summit counties. Light refreshments and water will available at rest areas along the bike routes.

The longer routes will also be patrolled by SAG drivers if any assistance is needed by cyclists. The shorter distances will be family-friendly.

Download the routes to your MapMyRide, MapMyWalk, MapMyHike, or MapMyRun app on iPhone and Android:

Bike Routes (to be refined closer to event-day):

2018 PwP Kent 6 mile route
2018 PwP Kent 17 mile route
2018 PwP Kent 30 mile route
2018 PwP Kent 42 mile route
2018 PwP Kent 65 mile route

Hike/Run Routes:

2018 PwP Walk 1 Mile
2018 PwP Walk 2.5 Mile
2018 PwP Walk 4 Mile

The Hiking routes pass through communities neighboring Stanton Middle School. Kent’s nickname is The Tree City! Hiking options include a stadium track or 1-3 mile routes.

Participants select a route to ride or walk at their own pace. Just plan to finish between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event site will close at 2 p.m.

At the completion of their journey, and starting at 10:30am, participants can enjoy complimentary lunch (pizza, grilled burgers, veggie burgers, brats, hot dogs, and more!), music by members of Celtic Rush, massages by Sam Brandon, and door prizes.

Pedal with Pete is also searching for event volunteers and donations of door prizes, food, drinks, and/or promotional items. If you are interested, please contact Jim Stroble at .

The foundation is all volunteer-based, with over 80% of the funds that are raised going directly to fund cerebral palsy research. Cerebral palsy is caused by abnormalities in parts of the brain that control muscle movements, therefore the research can lead to life-improving treatments. Because Pedal with Pete is a 501(c)3 organization, all donations are fully tax-deductible. Pedal with Pete was founded by longtime Kent resident Peter Zeidner, who has cerebral palsy, because of the lack of research on the condition. Since its inception in 1993, the foundation has raised more than $1,200,000 for CP research.

If you want to help Pete with his mission to fund CP research and improve lives of people who live with CP,

  • Mail your donation to Pedal with Pete, P.O. Box 274, Kent, Ohio 44240 or add a donation when you register for this event.
  • Register here for the Kent ride or hike.
  • Contact ride co-chair Jim Stroble at to volunteer or donate door prizes, food, drinks, and/or promotional items.

Pedal with Pete thanks you!

2018 Sponsors


  • Martha & Ray Wile


  • Kent Cycle
  • Kent Lions Club
  • Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation
  • Linda Ferlito
  • Colleen & Marty Pohlod

Golden Spoke

  • Ray’s Place
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Sara & Terry Miller
  • Patricia & Alex Piteo
  • Sandra Wittenauer

Silver Chain

  • The Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Lann’s Drywall – Dave Lann
  • Gregory A. Lis, DDS
  • Paskey Tours
  • Tires and More, Inc.
  • Larry A. Trombka, DDS
  • Beth & Matthew Casey
  • Judy and George Gaiser
  • Frances & Steve Hardesty
  • Edith & Horst Hebrank
  • Rosine Johnson
  • Larry Kannal
  • Ernie Larger
  • Lois and Pete Orlando
  • Ruby & Wade Wallinger

Pedal Partner

  • Patricia & John Burns
  • Chester Galazka
  • Cornelia Harmon
  • David Nolan
  • Nancy Schubert

Sole Supporter

  • Karen Barrett – City Bank Antiques
  • Carol & Richard Hudecek
  • Richard Lashley
  • Janet and Richard Lewis
  • Richard Ruch
  • Eyla Russ
  • Dianne and Dennis Schmidt
  • Marilyn Silvey
  • Patricia Wilson
  • Judith Zofchak


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No! Just tell us your name and we’ll check you off.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Entrance and parking can be accessed from Route 43 or Hudson Rd. No charge!

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Just email Event Co-Chair Jim Stroble at Pedal with Pete Board contact (Cathy) at

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes… if you have any difficulty, please let Jim or Cathy know (see above).

Can I update my registration information?

Yes… if you have any difficulty, please let Jim or Cathy know (see above).

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