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The weekend of August 5 -7, The Basement Doctor had the honor of sponsoring Power of the Pedal: Team Solove in this year’s Pelotonia ride. Pelotonia is a grassroots bike tour with one goal: end cancer.

Since it began in 2009, the tour has raised over $106 million for cancer research. While the bike tour takes place over a weekend, the fundraising efforts are year-round, with 100 percent of the donations directed to research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Power of the Pedal had 20 members participate in fundraising this year, including Maria Durant of ABC 6 / Fox 28, and Kelley Douglas, owner of Stile Salon at Easton. Most of the riders biked an incredible 100 miles from Columbus to Gambier. One of our own Basement Doctor team members, Betsy Bankhurst, also took part in the event for the first time as a rider and had an amazing experience. She says she can’t wait to do it again next year.

“The peloton is truly a team,” she said. “We have been training together all summer and encouraged each other along the way. We also could not have done it without the external support along the ride.”

The fundraising efforts of the team have resulted in more than $67,000 in donations. Riders can continue to get funds up to October 7. To learn more about this amazing cause, visit pelotonia.org. And to see more pictures from the fundraising gala and Pelotonia weekend, visit Power of the Pedal: Team Solove’s Facebook page.