GAMBIER — Approximately 2,500 bicycle riders will arrive at Kenyon College on Saturday beginning around noon and continuing throughout the afternoon. The cyclists will be riding for Pelotonia, the bike tour fundraising event for cancer research. That many riders arriving at one location suggests caution for local vehicle drivers.
The number of riders for Pelotonia 2012 has continued to increase in the days leading up to the event and on Tuesday there were 6,146 registered riders. Fortunately, not all of those riders will descend on Kenyon College because many of them will ride the 25- or 50-mile routes and reach their distance goals at Pickerington or New Albany.
All riders will attend the kick off at Columbus Commons in downtown Columbus, at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Riders choosing to follow the one-day, 100 mile route will ride to Kenyon College. Two-day riders will stay overnight in residence halls at Kenyon and conclude in New Albany on Sunday.
On Day 2, riders will depart Gambier to follow a 50- or 80-mile route to New Albany. The Sunday route will take cyclists through the communities of Utica, Gambier, Danville, Butler and Fredericktown before concluding in New Albany.
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