Enjoy favorite Beatles songs and sip cool drinks while raising money to support Knox County cyclists riding in Pelotonia, the bike tour to raise money for cancer research with routes that stop at Kenyon.
The Ticket to Ride celebration from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 26, features Cleveland’s Beatles tribute band Revolution Pie, performing on the lawn outside Peirce Hall. Tickets cost $50 each, $35 of which is tax-deductible and can be allotted to a specific rider selling tickets.
“We’d like to make it easier for Knox County riders to raise the funds to participate, increase our destination county’s presence in this important cause and invite riders to join the Kenyon peloton team,” said concert organizer Sarah Kahrl, who rode the 100-mile route last year and is Kenyon’s senior advisor to the president for strategic initiatives.
Riders typically raise $1,200 to $1,800 each.
More than 7,000 cyclists participate in the August ride from the Columbus area that benefits the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center. Riders completing routes of 75 or 100 miles on Aug. 8 end at the Kenyon Athletic Center, and it’s the halfway point for cyclists completing routes of 155 or 180 miles who finish their rides on Aug. 9.
Concertgoers will enjoy a party food and dessert buffet, and they will receive two drink tickets for beer or wine. Everyone receives a souvenir Ticket to Ride beach mat, and people can bring lawn chairs. “Dancing is optional, but you may not be able to help yourself,” Kahrl said.
Kenyon College is sponsoring the concert event venue and entertainment and invites local corporations to help through sponsorships. Tables of eight are available on the Peirce patio for $1,000 or $2,000.
Purchase tickets or make a donation online through the Kenyon Bookstore at www.shopkenyon.com. For more information, visit the event website or contact organizer Sarah Kahrl at firstname.lastname@example.org or (740) 427-5250.