Kenyon plays host to more than 3,000 bicycle riders this weekend for Pelotonia, the Ohio bike tour that has raised more than $25 million for cancer research in three years.
Pelotonia is a nonprofit, Columbus-based organization that is fully funded by corporate partners and generates money through donations to riders for cancer research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center— the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and the Richard J. Solove Research Institute. The Kenyon partnership with Pelotonia this year made Gambier the destination. An all-time high of about 6,100 riders will pedal from downtown Columbus Saturday morning. Riders will cover distances ranging from 25 to 100 miles on Saturday, and about 800, who will spend the night in Knox County, will tackle another 80 miles on Sunday.