Learn More - Team Buckeye for Peletonia 2013

Event Date: 
04.02.13

Learn More About Joining Team Buckeye for Peletonia 2013
Meeting: Tuesday, April 2, noon, Guthery Community Room
What is Pelotonia? What is Team Buckeye?

Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. In its first four years, Pelotonia has raised more than $42 million for innovative and life saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Driven by the passion of its riders, virtual riders, volunteers as well as their families and friends, Pelotonia's annual cycling experience is a place of hope, energy and determination. It is a community of people coming together with one goal: end cancer.

Team Buckeye is a “super-peloton” incorporating all pelotons associated with The Ohio State University including teams formed by faculty, staff, students, alumni and Buckeye fans from near and far! Team Buckeye made its debut in 2011 with Ohio State's very own Archie Griffin leading the charge as Honorary Captain. In 2012 Shelley Meyer joined Archie as Co-Captain for Team Buckeye and together they led 1,635 Team Buckeye members in raising nearly $2.2M of the $16.8M raised in Pelotonia 12. This year, Honorary Captain Shelley Meyer is joined by former OSU football great Craig Krenzel in leading Team Buckeye during Pelotonia 13.

Karl Koon, Director of Development and Rider Recruitment for Team Buckeye and a Development Officer for The James will be at the Ohio State Marion on Tuesday, April 2nd to share information on how you can participate in Pelotonia 13. The presentation will include:

  • 2012 recap and overview of Pelotonia and Team Buckeye
  • How to participate as a rider, virtual rider or volunteer
  • How to participate in the Marion campus peloton
  • Equipment needed for the ride
  • Effective training strategies
  • Fundraising strategies and best practices
  • General Q&A

Come join Karl in Maynard Hall’s Guthery Community Room from 12-1 p.m. to learn more about Pelotonia 13. Light catering will be provided. Please respond to Emily Meyer at meyer.700@osu.edu by Monday, April 1, at noon to confirm your participation.

For additional information on Team Buckeye please visit: www.teambuckeye.osu.edu