2018: Ride, Then Rock for Autism

For our fourth year, the Pumpkin Pedaler made a triumphant return to Franklinton for the start and finish line, and began a partnership with Alicia Vanderelli of the Vanderelli Room and 400 West Rich to provide programming for children and young adults on the autism spectrum. With some familiar faces, and new favorites, our ride returned to the Lower Scioto Greenway for a large portion of the downtown route. The theme for 2018 was "Ride, then Rock for Autism" and we featured musical performances from both October Ember and Zayne Harshaw of Blue Spectrum.

Our ride began at the BrewDog Franklinton Taproom, and featured stops at Bake Me Happy, the North Market, Mikey's Late Night Slice, Brothers Drake Meadery, Sweet Carrot, and Land-Grant Brewing. We had over one hundred registered riders, but wet weather kept some at home. Through our 2018 ride, we were able to provide funding for a series of eight art workshops for children and adults with autism and other special needs. A special thank you to the riders who braved the weather for our roughly 16 mile route!

Prizes and Winners

Andrew B. - Grand Prize Winner

GRAND PRIZE (Best Poker Hand): (Straight - Hearts, King High) -

Nina J. - Worst Poker Hand

Worst Poker Hand: (10-9-8-3-2) -

Kara J. - #Pedaler18

#Pedaler18: (Social Media All-Star) -

Photo Albums

Thank you again to our perennial photographers, Stephanie Ewen and Allie Acosta-Krafft of Allie's Originals Photography. Click below to view photos from each of the stops on the 2018 Pumpkin Pedaler Bicycle Tour.

BrewDog Franklinton

Bake Me Happy

The North Market

Mikey's Late Night Slice

Brothers Drake

Sweet Carrot

Land-Grant Brewing