Joshua Morrison/News The first two Pelotonia riders arrived in Gambier on Saturday at 11:30 from Columbus. Pelotonia riders faced cool weather during their trek to the finish line outside the Kenyon Athletic Center.
Joshua Morrison/News
Joshua Morrison/News
Joshua Morrison/News
Joshua Morrison/News
Joshua Morrison/News The Kenyon Athletic Center was the main hub of Pelotonia activity on Saturday. Here, the volunteers sorted the two trucks of baggage for those spending the night at Kenyon College.

GAMBIER — At the finish line for the first half of the 180-mile Pelotonia route Saturday, Tricia Fraij was tracking the progress of her husband, Tony, via her cellphone from the GPS on his bike.

In addition to his family, Tony had all the comforts of home awaiting him in Gambier — food, a shower, and a bed. For the 180-mile riders, Kenyon College was the halfway point before setting off again Sunday morning for the final leg of the route down to New Albany.

Tricia, the children and Tricia’s mother had no more on their itinerary than to see Tony cross the line. Everything else was taken care of, which was nice, considering the Fraij’s hail from Colorado.

“I worked in event planning, and I don’t think they’ve missed a beat here,” Tricia said. “This is top notch, it is so well done.”

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