Founded in 2008, Pelotonia was established with the objective to fund life-saving cancer research. Pelotonia is a three-day experience that includes a weekend of cycling, entertainment, and volunteerism. Through its first ten rides, Pelotonia raised more than $184 million for cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. (OSUCCC – James).
To participate in Pelotonia, five or more individuals register as a rider, virtual rider or volunteer and join a riding group, called a “peloton." Team Buckeye encompasses all pelotons from across Buckeye Nation and whose members include Ohio State students, faculty, staff and alumni.
Pelotonia offers 15 unique ride distances and routes from which to choose. From a 25-mile cruise to a two-day "double century" adventure, riders of all skill levels should be able to find a distance that suits them.
Team Buckeye brings Buckeyes together as one large team focused on creating a cancer-free world. No peloton is closer to the mission of the ride as one hundred percent of the money raised directly benefits Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. It’s a great way to embrace Buckeye pride and be a part of the university’s single largest fundraiser.
Aurora’s team supports Team Buckeye with promotions starting in February and continuing through the event week in August. We cover all areas of the Medical Center, and THE University as a whole, to encourage students, staff and alumni to join the team. From banners in the Ohio Union, to graphic messages in elevators, the bus shelters, on buses, in the parking garages, windows and even sidewalks, we welcome every opportunity to engage and promote being part of a great team – TEAM BUCKEYE!