PRESS RELEASE: 2016 Pumpkin Pedaler Bicycle Poker Run (Pedaler 2.0)


The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation Hosts Second Annual Pumpkin Pedaler Bicycle Poker Run

Back for a second round, the Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation presents the second annual “Pumpkin Pedaler Bicycle Poker Run,” “Pedaler 2.0,” on Sunday, October 23, 2015, touring central Columbus neighborhoods.  Stops will include six of Columbus’s favorite shops and restaurants.  Proceeds benefit Autism Speaks and over $1000 in prizes will be awarded.

Columbus, Ohio, October 3, 2015: The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation invites Columbus cyclists and autism advocates to sign up for their second annual “Pumpkin Pedaler Bicycle Poker Run,” held on Sunday, October 23, 2015.  The event will include a 15- or 25-mile tour of central Columbus featuring stops at six of central Ohio’s favorite local businesses.  Multiple prize packages will be awarded totaling more than $1000.  Participants can register online at

The “Pedaler 2.0,” sponsored by CD102.5 WWCD, Traxler Custom Printing, and CSX Transportation, will benefit arts programs for children and young adults on the autism spectrum.  Registration is $25 and will include a “goodie bag” from the Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation and its sponsors and a t-shirt.  Participants will also be eligible for one of four prize packages and door prizes valued over $1000.

The tour begins at noon on October 23, with registration at 11:00am.  Registration will be held at the 400 West Rich Street complex and Third Hand Bicycle Co-op will be on hand for last minute repairs and adjustments.  CoGo Bike Share will be providing daily rental for those interested in participating who do not have a bicycle.  Riders will collect a playing card at each of the six stops, and use the accumulated hand to compete in the prize categories.  Winners will be announced at the finish line, hosted by Land-Grant Brewing Company in Franklinton.

The tour includes stops at Fusian: Grandview, Seventh Son Brewing, Staufs: German Village, the Big Room Bar, the North Market, and Land-Grant Brewing.  Joining the tour at the Big Room Bar will be local band Blue Spectrum, performing a free show throughout the afternoon.  Prizes will be awarded for Best Poker Hand, Worst Poker Hand, and Most Interesting Wheels.

For more information or to register or donate online, please visit

About the Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation
The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation uses events like our signature ride to promote autism awareness while supporting arts programs for children and young adults with special needs.

Media Contact:
John Esterly, Founder and Executive Director
(614) 238-8300