Who We Are: Founded in 2008, Pelotonia exists to engage, inspire, and challenge a community committed to change the world by accelerating innovative cancer research. Since inception, the Pelotonia community has raised over $280 million for cancer research. We are a community of people whose lives have been impacted by cancer and are inspired to do something about it.
Whether that means cycling at Ride Weekend or Gravel Day, hosting a fundraiser, making a donation, or volunteering their time, every single person who is a part of this movement is making an impact in the advancement of cancer research that will extend, improve, and save lives.
Thanks to the ongoing support of funding partners, 100 percent of every dollar raised by participants supports innovative cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), including The Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology.
What We Do: As a centerpiece of our year-round fundraising efforts, Pelotonia hosts a signature series of iconic and impactful events with cycling, entertainment, and volunteerism experiences. An inspirational and motivating Opening Ceremony kicks off the event series before Riders tackle routes at Ride Weekend and Gravel Day with the support of an amazing team of Volunteers.
Why We're Important: Since our founding, Pelotonia has raised more than $280 million for innovative and life-saving cancer research at the OSUCCC – James. Pelotonia dollars support research that spans every major type of cancer and every stage of patient care from screening and early diagnosis through treatment and into survivorship. The Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology, made possible with a pledge of $102,265,000 from Pelotonia, focuses on harnessing the body’s immune system to fight cancer at all levels. The breakthroughs made possible by Pelotonia funding offer hope to patients and families around the world.
How We Impact the Community: Year after year, through the dedication of our participants and donors, Pelotonia’s community continues to grow in Columbus, OH, nationwide and around the world. Thanks to the incredibly generous support from our Funding Partners, 100 percent of community-raised funds go directly to fund cancer research at the OSUCCC – James. As a direct result of these fundraising efforts, Pelotonia researchers have developed life-saving drugs, discovered cancer-causing gene mutations and saved lives.
How You Can Help: When it comes to getting involved with Pelotonia, there truly is something for everyone. Anyone who would like to participate in the annual Ride Weekend or Gravel Day events can do so by registering and fundraising as a Rider or Volunteer. For those who want to fundraise by creating their own activity challenge, participants can sign up as a Challenger. Pelotonia wouldn’t be possible without the support and dedication of Volunteers who cheer on and keep Riders fueled, while managing logistics along the route. Participants go the extra mile by sharing their experiences and inviting their friends, family, co-workers and neighbors to join them as supporters and donors in this movement to end cancer.
450 W. Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Chief Executive Officer: Doug Ulman
President: Joe Apgar
Board Chair: Robert H. Schottenstein