Erick Starkey/News Kenyon College is set up to host more than 3,500 riders and 5,500 total people Saturday as a destination for the 10th-annual Pelotonia.

Erick Starkey/Mount Vernon News

Kenyon College is set up to host more than 3,500 riders and 5,500 total people Saturday as a destination for the 10th-annual Pelotonia. Request this photo

 

GAMBIER — The 10th-annual Pelotonia ride is slated to go straight to Gambier, with more than 3,500 riders and 5,500 total people expected at Kenyon College Saturday.

In an event that kicks off in Columbus, around 3,500 riders are expected to make their way into Gambier, according to Kenyon College’s Mark Kohlman, who works with Pelotonia and also cycles in the event. This is the seventh year that the Pelotonia has used Gambier as a destination among its routes.

“I think Pelotonia was looking for a place that gave them a lot of options for cyclists in terms of their routes,” Kohlman said. “We are far enough away from Columbus that it gave them options to create multiple routes to give to the riders.”

 

Erick Starkey: 740-397-5333 or erick@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @MVNStarkey

 

 

 

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