It’s back! After a successful 2020 fundraising event, George, along with the Cleary and Greenlee families, is excited to host another “Riding for Chipper” Ride-Run-Walk to celebrate the life of his brother-in-law, Chip Greenlee, and raise money for life-saving cancer research. Sadly, Chip lost his battle against Glioblastoma brain cancer on August 22, 2020.
Team Cleary Cyclers peloton is so excited to announce an anonymous donor who’s not only pledged $25,000 but has also committed to matching any peloton donations now thru August 28th! Click here to donate to Team Cleary Cyclers. 100% of all funds raised by our peloton go towards funding innovative cancer research at the James Cancer Hospital Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University.
Join George, his family, friends and Team Cleary Cyclers on Saturday, August 28th for the 2nd annual “Riding for Chipper” Ride-Run-Walk fundraiser that will start and end at 989 Old Henderson Road Columbus OH 43220. After a morning of exercise, we’ll gather for fellowship, food & fun! Chipper’s Smoker will be fired up and filled with meats along with some yummy sides.
Ride-Run-Walk Event Start times:
- 9:00 AM for 40 mile bike ride
- 10:00 AM for 20 mile bike ride
- 10:30 AM for 10 mile bike ride
- 10:45 AM for 5K run/walk
- 11:30 AM for kids fun run/walk
- 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM Lunch & Beverages served
Please RSVP via Evite by Wednesday, August 25th!
Visit our Facebook page to see all of the photos from last year’s event!
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), die from cancer and 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.
Since 2008 George has personally raised almost $37,000 for cancer research for Pelotonia!