Team Buckeye 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.
NO! After you register as a rider 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 Team Buckeye at Pelotonia. 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 Team Buckeye.
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.
Registering your peloton under Team Buckeye provides a variety of useful resources and tools uniquely designed for Ohio State's team members. Team Buckeye membership is a tangible demonstration of support for the important cancer research being done at Ohio State. In 2012, Team Buckeye had 84 pelotons with 1,635 members. As a university, we want to show the larger community that we are doing our part to support Pelotonia. Every Buckeye counts!
Yes. Team Buckeye Student Riders is an official student organization at The Ohio State University and all OSU students can participate in Pelotonia as riders, virtual riders or volunteers. Ohio State student riders have guidelines identical to any non-student rider with the exception of a modest registration fee and reduced fundraising commitment levels. Please see the Team Buckeye Student Rider guidelines for complete details.
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 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.
Yes! All volunteers and virtual riders are encouraged to become part of a peloton. Once registered for Pelotonia, the individual shares his/her ID number with a team captain and the team captain will add them to their peloton.
No. Both virtual riders and volunteers are encouraged to raise money for Pelotonia but there is no minimum commitment level that must be met by either a volunteer or virtual rider. During registration, virtual riders make a $10 gift to Pelotonia which establishes their personal fundraising account. There is no registration fee for volunteers.
Team Buckeye jerseys are provided free of charge to all Team Buckeye riders participating in Pelotonia and will be distributed prior to the event. The Team Buckeye jersey is provided in addition to the Pelotonia jersey that all riders receive at the Opening Ceremony of Pelotonia.
Generally speaking, no. Virtual riders who raise a minimum of $650 will receive a complimentary Team Buckeye jersey after the ride. In addition, any remaining jerseys left over after the ride will be sold for a modest price to raise additional funds for Team Buckeye.
Yes, all gifts made by OSU employees in support of Pelotonia riders or general gifts made to Pelotonia between July 1, 2012 and April 30, 2013 count toward Campus Campaign participation totals calculated in May, 2013. Pelotonia is part of the OSU Foundation. For additional information about Campus Campaign gifts and Pelotonia, please visit Campus Campaign.
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 email@example.com.