Host a Stop

Thank you for considering hosting one of the stops on the Third Annual Pumpkin Pedaler Bicycle Poker Run. The support of local businesses like you are what will make this event a success!

  • As with previous rides, the 2017 Pumpkin Pedaler will consist of a Start/Finish host and five intermediate locations. Last year, we had 130 participants and 15 volunteers, for a total of 145 people. For 2017, we plan to have 200 pedalers and 25 volunteers to assist the riders.
  • As a host, the only requirement is that you be open and prepared to handle the pedalers as they pass through. The event will be held between the hours of 12:00 and 5:00 PM on ride day. Pedalers will be free to run the course at their own speed, so they will arrive at your location throughout the event. The event does have a scheduled course, however, so the bulk of the pedalers will be at the first location early and the last location late. In previous years, early hosts saw the bulk of the riders arrive in a large group, where later hosts saw a more steady stream of riders.
  • Although not required, we would be grateful if you share the event through your social media outlets (graphics will be provided). Any donations, either monetary or in kind, are tax deductible as our parent organization, stART Columbus, is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.

As a ride host, you will have the opportunity to present your brand to a captive audience. Our post-ride surveys from previous years indicate that riders have discovered new neighborhood gems and have returned after our event. In many cases, pedalers make a purchase during the event, particularly quick items such as beverages and prepared foods. We pride ourselves on featuring Columbus's best and brightest businesses - if this sounds like you, don't hesitate to reach out!

For more information on hosting a stop, please email: ichabod@pumpkinpedaler.org