DON’T BE INTIMIDATED BY THE CYCLING!!
We don’t want a lack of cycling experience
to prevent anyone from participating in
Pelotonia. We all began riding some time,
and we probably were helped and guided
by more experienced riders.
TeamCOPC has become known for leading group rides, both for training and for fun, and we welcome beginners and seasoned cyclists alike. For the larger rides, the group will split up by speed and distance, so beginners won't be left in the dust. Look at the Ride Calendar below to see the upcoming ride schedule.
Additional rides will be announced frequently via our Google Group email list. Rides are weather permitting and helmets are required. While the rides aren’t limited to Pelotonians, we hope all riders will soon join the fight against cancer through teamCOPC and Pelotonia.
We welcome all riders, however, some rides will
be more suited to certain skill/experience levels.
When possible, the ride calendar and the Google
Group postings will make that clear.
"A" Riders average 18+ mph
"B" Riders average 16-18 mph
"C" Riders average 14-16 mph
"D" Beginner riders average < 14 mph
How to be prepared for all group rides
Tire changing tools
ID and money
Cell phone (and baggie in case of rain)
ID and money
The Velvet Ice Cream Ride
The Velvet Ice Cream Ride has become a tradition,
and with the addition of a post-ride cookout for
families and friends, we hope to continue this
mid-summer event for many years. All proceeds
from the Velvet Ice Cream ride go to Pelotonia to
fund cancer research at the Ohio State University
Comprehensive Cancer Center. Route maps listed in
Group Training Ride Maps.
This fully supported bicycle tour begins at Hannah Park in Gahanna and rides up to Velvet Ice Cream in Utica, with an optional loop to Gambier before lunch.
Recommended check-in times:
100 mile route 7:00 - 8:00
70 mile route 8:00 - 9:00
35 mile route 9:00 - 10:00 (one-way to Utica)
The 35 mile route is one-way to Utica. Riders must arrange their own transportation home.
The Picnic (2pm-6pm)
New this year will be a cookout following the ride. Family members, friends and other non-riders may register for just the picnic. During the picnic, we will raffle off a bike! Riders do not need to register for the picnic - it's included!
Click to Register
(promo code earlybird before July 5)
This calendar shows rides planned by many groups and some details may not be present until nearer to the dates of the rides. More impromptu rides will occur often, and will be posted via the Google Group listing, which can be accessed here.