Every Team Buckeye rider, virtual rider or volunteer has their own unique reason for participating in Pelotonia. Here are a few of our past riders and their stories:

Danielle Baiocchi

"Our biggest goal is to engage the student body, to make connections within the community and make Pelotonia seem more relatable and attainable for students." -Danielle Baiocchi, Student Rider with Team Buckeye

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Anna Maria Bittoni

“Their courage, determination, strength and undying hope inspire me every single day.” - Anna Maria Bittoni, Team Buckeye - Team CTCL Captain

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Robert Bowen

“My bicycle became a barometer for my health. I could feel myself getting stronger. Before my diagnosis, I enjoyed riding, but after, it became my mission.” - Robert Bowen, 5-year rider with Team Buckeye - Hope's Highway peloton.

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Terry Bradley

“Pelotonia has given me so much more than I’ve ever given to Pelotonia.” - Terry Bradley, 9-year rider and captain of Team Buckeye - College of Arts and Sciences peloton.

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Cathy Disher

“I ride to carry the stories of my patients and families who I minister as a critical care chaplain at The James.” - Cathy Disher, Team Buckeye rider since 2016.

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Makena Lynch

"I never thought I’d be able to bike 100 miles, but seeing that my friends could do it inspired me to get a bike and start training,” -Makena Lynch, Rider with Team Buckeye - Ohio State Athletics Department

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Matt Stoltzfus

"Don't give up, don't ever give up," is the motto of Matt Stoltzfus, Ohio State professor and Team Buckeye rider. Learn more about his personal motivation for participating in his 9th Pelotonia ride this year.

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Whether you ride, virtually ride or volunteer, we want your Team Buckeye experience in Pelotonia to be inspiring and successful.