Founded in 2008, Pelotonia was established with the objective to fund life-saving cancer research, with 100 percent of every dollar raised going to cancer research. In its first eight years, Pelotonia has raised over $130 million for cancer research.
As a centerpiece of its year-round fundraising efforts, Pelotonia hosts a three-day experience that includes a weekend of cycling, entertainment and volunteerism. Riders, virtual riders and volunteers raised a record-breaking $24,104,432 in 2016. In Columbus, on Aug. 6-7, 2016, 7,749 riders and 2,790 volunteers from 40 states and eight countries participated in six routes that ranged from 25 to 180 miles.
It’s an opportunity to show off Ohio to the entire world: Not only the doctors and researchers who work in this state to cure cancer, but also the farmers who keep quality, nutritious food on the table for people around the globe. We have a unique opportunity to share our story, and a very creative way.
We are looking for barns in Franklin, Fairfield, Knox, Licking and Summit counties to paint with the iconic Pelotonia arrow. Our goal is to build greater awareness of the ride, as well as generate interest in the incredible and groundbreaking research the race is funding.
If you are interested in being part of this special project, please contact Summit County Farm Bureau Organization Director Lindsay Shoup at (330) 465-2854 or email [email protected].