Pelotonia Ride Weekend will be happening August 5-6, 2023. Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour that raises money for cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. The ride begins in Columbus and travels throughout central/northeastern Ohio covering up to 183 miles. Each rider has raised $1,250-$5,000 to participate in the event. 100% of every rider-raised dollar goes directly to cancer research, and Pelotonia riders have raised over $270 million the past 14 years.
The 2023 route will travel through New Albany on both Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6, with riders both starting and finishing at the New Albany-Plain Local Schools campus on Dublin-Granville Rd. On both days, Dublin-Granville Rd. will be closed between Fodor Rd. and Main St. for periods of time; on Saturday, from approximately 5 a.m. to 3 p.m., and on Sunday from approximately 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be increased bike traffic in the area, and officers will be positioned to control traffic at intersections and make sure that riders obey all traffic laws as they pass through the community. On Saturday morning, about 2,500 50-mile riders will finish in the area from about 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Sunday, approximately 900 riders leave from the area in the morning and return for their finish line celebrations throughout the day. Please remember to use caution in the area when sharing the road with riders.
Additional information on the routes and weekend schedules can be found at www.pelotonia.org.