George is so excited that Pelotonia is back live with an in person race weekend in 2021! He invites you to join The Ride with hundreds of riders and volunteers August 6th thru August 8th.
Team Cleary Cyclers Peloton was established in 2020 by George to honor his brother-in-law, Chip Greenlee, who is the reason he started riding 12 years ago. Click here to read George’s “Why I Ride” Pelotonia journey. Last August, Team Cleary Cyclers held a Ride-Run-Walk family friendly fundraising event. In addition to other members’ fundraising efforts, their peloton raised over $24,000 in 2020! Since 2008 George has personally raised almost $37,000 for cancer research through Pelotonia.
Founded in 2008, Pelotonia was established with the objective to fund innovative cancer research. Pelotonia is a three-day experience that includes a weekend of cycling, entertainment, and volunteerism. Through its first twelve rides, Pelotonia raised more than $217 million for cancer research. Thanks to its generous funding partners, Pelotonia is able to direct 100 percent of every participant-raised dollar to cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
4 Ways You can Contribute to Cancer Research
- Ride – Register for Pelotonia’s signature Ride Weekend, an annual 3-day event focused around cycling, volunteerism, and entertainment. Routes range from 20 to 200 miles so there’s a ride to fit participants of all levels. Register to ride with Team Cleary Cyclers!
- Donate – Give to a Participant or Peloton, create a fundraising campaign in honor of a loved one or just because you believe in the mission. 100% of participant funds raised go to cancer research. Give Today!
- Participate Virtually – Join the Greatest Team Ever anytime, anywhere by registering as a Pelotonia Challenger. Create your own activities and fundraising goals to raise money for cancer research. Pursue your own challenge. Get Started!
- Volunteer – Opportunities for both individual and group volunteering all year long. Check out FAQ page!
George Cleary – Why I Ride
Pelotonia was never just about the ride. It’s always been about setting and achieving goals to fight a disease that impacts all of us. Cancer has affected everyone’s life. I can’t think of a single person I know that has not either lost someone or has been touched by this disease. That’s why I ride!
Pelotonia is truly the most enthusiastic, positive experience that I have ever been part of. My brother-in-law, Chip Greenlee, encouraged me to get involved. We rode together for many years on Stephanie Spielman’s Team of Hope Peloton. Over the last 11 years, I have had many of my friends (Tim, Adam, Sheila, Rick, Henry, just to name a few), as well as my mom, die from cancer. When my mom, Betty, lost her battle with Leukemia in 2013 I kicked up my commitment to ride on the 2-day 180-200 mile route. I wanted to show her that I could do more by grinding through a second day even though I’m tired and don’t want to get back on that little bike seat.
To honor Chip, who sadly lost his fight against Glioblastoma brain cancer last August, I made the decision to start my own Peloton, Team Cleary Cyclers. We’re Riding for Chipper!