Can I change my ride distance before Pelotonia?
YES, by 11:59 on Thursday, July 6, 2017. All Pelotonia riders have the option of (a) increasing their ride length and fundraising commitment level; (b) decreasing their ride length and fundraising commitment level; or (c) converting to Virtual Rider status by 11:59pm on Thursday, July 6, 2017. After that date, riders in Pelotonia may only INCREASE their ride length and fundraising commitment level. Please review the Rider Fundraising Agreement and Cancellation Policy on the Pelotonia Website for complete details.
May I join my Department’s peloton?
Yes! Students may join department or unit teams, but they forfeit the reduced student registration fee and commitment levels in doing so. It is to their advantage to join a BSR peloton and receive the reduced fundraising commitment level uniquely provided to Ohio State students. Students can always train with their department friends as well as ride with them during Pelotonia.
I don’t have a bicycle, but I’d like to ride. Can I rent a bicycle for Pelotonia?
Yes! Team Buckeye’s Bike Lease program provides registered Team Buckeye members with a road bicycle, helmet, and lock so they can train for and ride in Pelotonia. Bicycles are leased from the date of bike pick up through the Pelotonia ride weekend for a flat lease fee of $185, regardless of pick up date. Team Buckeye Student Riders have the first priority to lease bikes through the end of Spring Semester. After May 1, any Team Buckeye member can utilize this program. To learn more about the Team Buckeye Bike Lease program please contact TeamBuckeye@osumc.edu.
What’s an easy way for me to raise money for my commitment level?
Handwritten notes and emails sent to family and friends is by far the best way to secure donations to support your Pelotonia ride and fundraising commitment and Pelotonia's website provides lots of helpful fundraising information. Additionally, Team Buckeye offers several raffles for great prizes that any Team Buckeye member can use to supplement their Pelotonia fundraising efforts. To participate, simply sell tickets to the raffle that interests you. Every ticket you sell will contribute to your fundraising commitment. To learn more about our raffle opportunities, please contact TeamBuckeye@osumc.edu and look for updates on the Team Buckeye website or Facebook page.
What is a Virtual Rider?
Virtual Riders are individuals who choose to participate in Pelotonia by only fundraising instead of riding or volunteering. There is a minimum fundraising commitment of $100 and we do retain a credit card number that will be charged if the commitment is not met by the fundraising deadline. Virtual Riders who stretch past their commitment and raise $500 or more will enjoy incentive perks from both Pelotonia and Team Buckeye depending on the total amount in their account at the end of fundraising. Once registered, a Virtual Rider is encouraged to join a Team Buckeye peloton.
How do I create my own unique student peloton?
It’s easy! A peloton consists of five or more individuals who are registered for Pelotonia as a rider, volunteer or virtual rider. A designated Team Captain signs in to his/her rider profile page and clicks on "Manage My Profile / Create a Peloton". The Team Captain follows the prompts to name the peloton, add members, add pictures and create a profile page for the peloton. Students may create a BSR peloton which represents their dorm, fraternity, sorority, student organization, or simply pull together a group of interested friends who wish to participate in Pelotonia. Pelotons created by OSU students must include the prefix "BSR” in the peloton name. (For example, BSR - Fisher College of Business; BSR - Greekstrong; BSR - College of Veterinary Medicine.)
Can a Volunteer or Virtual Rider be a member of Team Buckeye Student Riders?
Yes! All OSU students registered as volunteers or virtual riders are encouraged to become part of a BSR peloton. OSU students who wish to register as a virtual rider or volunteer can go to the Pelotonia website, click "Register" and select the link for virtual rider or volunteer. Once registered for Pelotonia, the individual logs into their profile page at Pelotonia.org and selects “Manage My Peloton / Join a Peloton” and scrolls through the list of pelotons which include the prefix BSR (Team Buckeye Student Rider). Select the peloton name desired and an email will be sent to the Team Captain advising that a new member would like to join the peloton. You are officially a member of a peloton when you see the peloton name listed on your Pelotonia profile page. If you need assistance joining a BSR peloton, please email TeamBuckeye@osumc.edu.
Can I sell food in the hospital or around the Medical Center or the James?
In order to maintain a safe and compliant healthcare environment, the sale of homemade food to guests and visitors, or food preparation in the hospital, are not allowed.
I’m riding 25 miles in Pelotonia and the BSR fundraising commitment level is $750. However, my Pelotonia profile page indicates my commitment level is $1250. Is this correct?
NO! The Pelotonia website does not show the lower discounted fundraising commitment level uniquely reserved for Ohio State students and will always show the higher, non-student commitment level. BSR member eligibility is determined by enrollment status. Once enrollment status is confirmed the lower fundraising commitment level is assigned to the BSR rider. If you have a question or concern about your TBSR registration, please send an email to TeamBuckeye@osumc.edu.
May student employees from our department participate in the department peloton?
Students may join department or unit pelotons but they forfeit the reduced student fundraising commitment levels in doing so. It is to their advantage to join the Team Buckeye Student Riders to maintain the reduced fundraising commitment levels. Students can always train with their department friends as well as ride with them during Pelotonia.
Do gifts to Pelotonia count for OSU’s Campus Campaign?
Yes, all gifts made by OSU employees in support of Pelotonia riders or general gifts made to Pelotonia between July 1, 2016 and April 15, 2017 count toward Campus Campaign participation totals calculated in April 2017. Pelotonia is part of the OSU Foundation. For additional information about Campus Campaign gifts and Pelotonia, please visit Campus Campaign.
Do gifts to Pelotonia count for President’s Club eligibility?
Yes, all gifts made by OSU employees in support of Pelotonia riders or general gifts made to Pelotonia count toward President's Club eligibility. Pelotonia is part of the OSU Foundation. For additional information about President's Club gifts and Pelotonia, please contact Cheryl Sefchick, Director, President's Club Services, at 614-292-5780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who can be a member of Team Buckeye?
Team Buckeye peloton members include riders, virtual riders and volunteers participating in Pelotonia who are students, faculty, staff and alumni of The Ohio State University and their family and friends. A peloton affiliated with Team Buckeye must originate in a department, college, unit, alumni club or society or student organization that is a part of The Ohio State University.
Why should my peloton join Team Buckeye?
Registering your peloton under Team Buckeye provides a variety of useful resources and tools uniquely designed for Ohio State’s team members. As the beneficiary of all funds raised through Pelotonia, we want to show the larger community that Ohio State is doing its part to support this initiative. Every Buckeye counts!
I’m a virtual rider for Team Buckeye. Do I get a Team Buckeye jersey as well?
Not automatically. Virtual riders who raise a minimum of $750 will receive a complimentary Team Buckeye jersey after fundraising closes. In addition, any jerseys that are not distributed to riders or virtual riders will be sold for a modest price to raise additional funds for Team Buckeye.
Am I automatically a member of Team Buckeye after I register for Pelotonia?
NO. After you register as a rider, virtual rider or volunteer in Pelotonia, you must join a peloton that is affiliated with Team Buckeye. A current list of all Team Buckeye pelotons can be found by searching for “Team Buckeye” or “BSR” (Team Buckeye Student Riders) on the Pelotonia website. (Pelotonia.org) Contact the appropriate team captain and ask to become a member of their team. If you need help finding a peloton to join, please email TeamBuckeye@osumc.edu. Once you’ve joined a Team Buckeye-affiliated peloton, you’re part of Team Buckeye. If you created a new peloton, and want to join Team Buckeye, you’ll need to contact us at TeamBuckeye@osumc.edu.
Is there a peloton for Ohio State students?
YES! Team Buckeye Student Riders (BSR) is the official student organization at The Ohio State University representing all Ohio State students who participate in Pelotonia as riders, virtual riders or volunteers. Team Buckeye Student Rider pelotons are easily identified by the prefix BSR and represent various colleges and student organization at Ohio State. Team Buckeye Student Riders have guidelines identical to any non-student rider with the exception reduced fundraising commitment levels. Please see the Team Buckeye Student Rider page for complete details.
Is there a fundraising minimum for virtual riders or volunteers?
Virtual Riders are individuals who choose to participate in Pelotonia by only fundraising instead of riding or volunteering. There is a minimum fundraising commitment of $100 for Virtual Riders and we do retain a credit card number that will be charged if the commitment is not met by the fundraising deadline. Virtual Riders who stretch past their commitment and raise $500 or more will enjoy incentive perks from both Pelotonia and Team Buckeye depending on the amount raised.
There is no fundraising requirement for Volunteers but fundraising is certainly encouraged. Just think, if every volunteer raises just $100, we can donate another $280,000 more toward life-saving cancer research. Volunteers can create a profile, share stories and use all of the same fundraising tools as Riders.
If I create a peloton, is it automatically a part of Team Buckeye after the team is activated?
NO. After you activate your peloton, please send an email to Team Buckeye and ask to be included as a part of Team Buckeye. Simply put, Team Buckeye is an umbrella organization that includes all teams formed at Ohio State. Every team needs to be added to Team Buckeye after it is activated. Please note that a peloton affiliated with Team Buckeye must originate in a department, college, unit, alumni club or society or student organization that is a part of The Ohio State University.
How do I get a Team Buckeye Jersey?
Team Buckeye jerseys are provided free of charge to all Team Buckeye riders participating in Pelotonia and will be distributed at a special celebration for Team Buckeye members prior to Pelotonia.