Pelotonia 2018 passes through Groveport (photos)

Messenger photo by Rick Palsgrove
Fans ring cowbells and cheer on cyclists as they ride east on Bixby Road near Cruiser Park in Groveport on Aug. 4 during the 2018 Pelotonia bicycle tour. About 8,500 cyclists took part in Pelotonia, which has raised more than $15 million this year and more than $171 million in 10 years in funding for cancer research. The bicycle tour offered routes ranging from 25 to 200 miles.
Groveport’s Cruiser Park was a spot where cyclists could rest, get some food and drink, as well as have repairs made on their bikes. Pictured here is Ric Noland of Canal Winchester’s Cyclist Connection repairing a wheel for a cyclist.
A cyclist rests and reflects as he looks at the pond in Cruiser Park.
Cyclists make the turn from Old Hamilton Road to Bixby Road in Groveport as a Groveport police officer looks on.
Chuck Baughman of Canal Winchester’s Cyclist Connection makes a repair to a bicycle while its rider looks on.
Healthy food was plentiful at Cruiser Park for riders to refuel themselves.
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