What Is Team Buckeye?
Team Buckeye is the official super-peloton of The Ohio State University. It brings Buckeye Nation together for Pelotonia, a grassroots bicycling event to raise money for cancer research at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).
To participate in Pelotonia, five or more individuals register as a rider, virtual rider or volunteer and join a team, called a “peloton”. Team Buckeye encompasses all pelotons created by Ohio State students, faculty, staff and alumni.
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Pelotonia offers ten ride distances and routes from which to choose. From a 25-mile cruise to a 2-day "double century" adventure, riders of all skill levels should be able to find a distance that suits them.
Additional details on ride specifics can be found on Pelotonia's "Ride" page.
Team Buckeye brings Buckeyes together as one large team focused on creating a cancer-free world.
Why Join Team Buckeye?
No peloton is closer to the mission of the ride as one hundred percent of the money raised directly benefits Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. It’s a great way to embrace Buckeye pride and be a part of the university’s single largest fundraiser.
We ride for people we know who’ve been affected by cancer. We ride for the incredible doctors and researchers who work every day to end cancer. We ride because teamwork and effort is what being a Buckeye is all about.
Ask anyone who’s been a part of Pelotonia and they will tell you it is a profoundly inspiring experience. Experience for yourself the pride and connection that comes from being a part of Team Buckeye.
Why We Ride
Pelotonia has become the single most powerful fundraiser in the history of The Ohio State University. These funds are vital to Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) to maintain its advanced research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of cancer.
In the past nine years, more than $157 million - every penny going to the fight against cancer.
Where does the money go? Researchers at the OSUCCC – James use it in four very specific ways:
Idea grants that allow researchers to pursue the "aha moments," those potentially big ideas that are too early, too new, or too bold to be funded by the government. We make sure inspiration has a chance to become real.
Scholarships for students who want to pursue research tied to the singular goal of ending cancer. It all begins with people. Driven, curious, hard-working people. We want to give them a path to success that benefits everyone.
Tools for discovery - the latest and greatest equipment to do the research we do everyday. Changing the world requires the best equipment available. We arm our team with the tools they need to be extraordinary.
Talent recruitment to bring the best and brightest minds to Ohio State. What's happening here is incredibly exciting, and people want to be a part of it. Pelotonia funding brings expert scientists to Ohio State to make our amazing cancer research team even stronger.