PRESS RELEASE: 2018 Pumpkin Pedaler


“Ride, Then Rock for Autism” – the 4th Annual Pumpkin Pedaler Bicycle Tour

Local non-profit the Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation announces the 2018 Pumpkin Pedaler Bicycle Tour, to be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at noon. The ride will feature stops at six of Columbus’s favorite hanguts and include live music from Blue Spectrum at the finish line. Riders are eligible for prizes throughout the event. Proceeds benefit Central Ohio autism programs and services.

Columbus, Ohio – September 17, 2018: The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation is thrilled to announce their 4th Annual Pumpkin Pedaler Bicycle Tour, to be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018. This event will include a casual 15-mile tour of Central Columbus and features stops at six popular local businesses. Multiple prize packages will be awarded throughout the ride, and net proceeds benefit Central Ohio autism programs and services. Riders can register at or at the starting line on the day of the tour.

The ride will begin at noon on October 28, with check-in and live registration beginning at 11:00am. BrewDog’s Franklinton Taproom (463 W. Town St) will host the registration and starting line. Riders are invited to arrive early, the first wave of cyclists will depart promptly at noon. Stops on the ride will include Bake Me Happy, the North Market, Mikey’s Late Night Slice (4th and Main), Brothers Drake Mead, and Sweet Carrot (Grandview) before the ride concludes at Land-Grant Brewing. Music will begin at 4:30, hosted by Land-Grant at their Beer Garden Stage. Riders will draw a playing card at each stop, and the rider with the best poker hand at the end of the event will win the grand prize, including a new bicycle from State Bicycle Company.

Over the past four years, the Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation has grossed almost $7,000, primarily through their annual signature event. They have provided funding for Autism Speaks and the Community Computer Alliance and have hosted Arts in Autism tables at events throughout Columbus. The Foundation also lobbied successfully for the passage of Ohio House Bill 350 in 2016, which eliminated line-item exclusion for autism insurance coverage. This year, proceeds of the ride will benefit arts programs for children and young adults on the autism spectrum.

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About the Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation

The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation was founded in 2015 to promote autism awareness, education, and research through community events in Columbus. Our goal is to engage participants in the conversation and call them to action while providing an entertaining background.

Media Contact:

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