Columbus Event

18th Annual
Pedal with Pete, Columbus: Saturday, July 27, 2019

Many thanks to EVERYONE who participated, volunteered, sponsored, and donated to his event and made it such a GREAT success!  STAY TUNED to this website and our social media outlets for news about the 2020 Pedal with Pete, Columbus! 
In the meantime, the information below gives a picture of what this event is like.  As you can see, it’s a great community building effort as so many people come together, partnering to fund cerebral palsy research! 

Check out these ways to be: Partnering to fund cerebral palsy research

Participate! You can Cycle, Walk, or Play at the Kid Fest, and EVERYONE joins in at the COOKOUT! Pre-Registration is closed, but you can STILL register at Check-in THIS Saturday, July 27.You can help us the week before the event, the day before, or on event day, July 27th. The earlier you sign up, the more you help us plan!
Busy on 7/27? Check out who has already signed up as a rider or walker... You can show them your support with your donation!Any day of the year we deeply appreciate your donations supporting critical research grants that help prevent or mitigate the impacts of cerebral palsy on millions of children, teens, and adults worldwide!

 An event for all ages and all abilities, all for Cerebral Palsy Research! The 18th year’s Columbus event will be on Saturday, July 27, 2019. The start/finish will be at a NEW LOCATION: Franklin County Fairgrounds in Old Hilliard with lower pre-registration rates until July 25th, and also registration on the day of event.  Children 12 and under $10 all times.  Ample FREE parking on-site; this map shows exactly which entrance to use, but volunteers will direct you.  Cash and credit cards will be accepted at event day registration.

Here are the activities offered:

Bike Routes: Registration is open from 6:30am-9am.  Riders may begin their ride at their leisure between 7:00am-9:15am.  All routes will start and end at Franklin County Fair Grounds in Old Hilliard.  The 10 mile bicycle route follows along the Heritage Rail Trail, passing through Homestead Park. The 18 and 31 mile routes are mostly flat jaunts to the scenic Big Darby Creek. The 50 mile route follows flat to gently rolling terrain on lightly traveled township roads, following the Big Darby toward its source. The 66 mile route is for those wanting that metric century! The 83 and 102 mile routes build upon the 66 with additional loops featuring longer grades.

Visit RideWithGPS Maps of the 2019 Routes and Printable Composite Routes Map (2 pages long in PDF format, color printing highly recommended) to see the latest routes planned for the event, and check the “Map Table” at check-in before you leave for last-minute updates.  You’ll also find 1 page 10 mile out-and-back trail ride.

This is a fun event! Riders may begin their ride at their leisure anytime between 7am and 9:15am.  Please check the map table on event day for closing times of water and food stations along the routes.  The cookout will end at 3:00 pm. Please plan your day accordingly.

*Helmets required for all riders*  For the your own safety and the safety of others, riders are not allowed to wear any form of earbuds or head phones.  As this is a fun ride and not a race, participants are required to obey all traffic laws.  Traffic will not be detoured, stopped or slowed for this event.

The Fun Walk will have a group start at 9:30am at the Franklin County Fairgrounds in Old Hilliard, and we will have an escort for the Walk.  The distance is 3/4 of a mile, and you can download a PDF of the map here:

(This map will also available at Check-in.)

13924931_10154410914122658_4606817972944444685_nKid Fest: 10:30 am – 12:00; Check in by 11am – All ages and All abilities.  $10 per child.  No charge for adult chaperones.

  • –All-Wheel Parade – Decorate your wheels – materials provided
  • –One-on-One Races – All in Fun!
  • –Celebration – For kids who have CP and have been awarded specially adapted bicycles

Enjoy our Great Cookout: 11am-3pm

A fantastic cookout of burgers, brats and all the fixin’s will welcome all participants at the finish line.

Register Now For PwP, Columbus Event

Pre-registration has closed, but you can still register at Check-in THIS Saturday!  Kids 16 years old and under are $10 anytime. Those who Pre-registered before June 1 could reserve a t-shirt in their requested size. (Limited quantities and sizes available for purchase on event day for those who register after June 1.) First 1,000 registrants receive a Pedal with Pete collectors pin compliments of Thrivent Financial. If you generously participate as an “Advocate” ($75) or a “Supporter” ($100), then you’ll receive a gift as a token of our thanks, compliments of Fastswitch. Registration is also available on the day of the event ($65/adults, $10/kids 16 & under) at the Fairgrounds.

Kid Fest $10 per child, adult chaperones are free to the Kid Fest.

Register Now For PwP, Columbus Event


Pedal with Pete, Columbus, Ohio July 27th, 2019 Volunteer Sign-up is now active.


Volunteers will receive a Pedal with Pete volunteer t-shirt.  Opportunities range from roles on the weekend before the event-day, to roles on Friday, July 26 to set-up, to roles on Event Day, Saturday, July 27.  Come be part of the Pedal with Pete Family and partner to fund cerebral palsy research! 

Busy that day? Support a participant with your sponsoring donation!

When you search for a participant on the STRIDE tool, you can see their profile and then sponsor them with your donation, showing them your support and partnering to fund cerebral palsy research at the same time.

Anyday of the year, we appreciate your donations!

Your donations support grants for research to help prevent and mitigate the impacts of cerebral palsy.  THANK YOU!  All donations are tax deductible. Bring your donations on the day of the event or make them them by September 5th for your dollars to count as part of our event fund-raising.  Donations are welcome ANYTIME of year, of course, for cerebral palsy research!

Spread the Word! Please spread the word with friends and families you know, and share the fun! Invite others to support the cause of cerebral palsy research! (Download this PDF Flyer!)

2019 Columbus Event Sponsors

Pedal with Pete, Columbus, Ohio
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Questions – Contact ColumbusEvent@pedalwithpete.org ; 614-547-2429

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