In 2023, the Pelotonia community has many things to celebrate. The fifteenth year of what began as a grassroots cycling event – now a fundraising powerhouse; the dawn of a new era with the addition of Gravel Day; and, most recently, the opening of the revolutionary Pelotonia Research Center at The Ohio State University.
Over the past 14 years, this community has come together to raise critical funds for cancer research, supporting researchers doing life-saving work at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Ohio State University has named the Pelotonia Research Center in honor of every Rider, Volunteer, Challenger, donor and partner. It is through their visionary generosity that the incredible research happening at the Pelotonia Research Center is made possible.
“[The Pelotonia Research Center] is a beacon of hope,” said Pelotonia CEO Doug Ulman, “Hope for each and every person who hears those three dreaded words, ‘you have cancer’. Hope for every scientist and every clinician at The Ohio State University who seeks to understand this disease in order to treat it more successfully in the future. Hope for the community, who has come together over the last 14 years to raise over $260 million for research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.”
Located at the corner of Lane and Kenny Avenues, the center will house the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology, the Center for Cancer Engineering, and other programs, allowing for collaboration across departments with truly incredible outcomes. Pelotonia will host community members for tours at the facility as researchers move their labs into the building.
“When the community drives by on Lane Avenue or 315, they will see the sign and know that they are having a profound impact through their participation.”