Ichabod’s Birthday Party and Raffle

Fellow Pedalers, it's been a wild ride, and as of Wednesday, July 27, Ichabod and the team will have been incorporated as a non-profit for a year. We're celebrating, and we want you to join the party! Here are the details:

When: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.

Where: DareDevil Hot Dogs & Village Idiot (on the patio), 1437 North High Street in Columbus.

Come join us for food and drink specials, cake (from the Angry Baker), and a raffle benefiting our September Arts & Autism programming at Independents' Day and the Walk for Autism. Raffle tickets will be sold prior to the event (email Ichabod) and at the party: $1 for 1, $5 for 6, $20 for 25. The drawing will be held at 9:45pm.

GRAND PRIZE: 50/50 Cash Drawing
2nd Prize: Family Pack of Passes to the Columbus Zoo
3rd Prize: Dinner for Two at DareDevil Dogs

We will also have apparel for sale at the party - our new 2016 Pedaler shirts will be available in orange, blue, purple, and pink for $20, and our 2015 Ride Shirts will be available for only $5. See you there!

May 19th Kiva Zip Funding Update

I wanted to take a moment this evening to thank everyone who has contributed to our Kiva Zip campaign so far. Less than a week of public fundraising and we are nearly to 40%! Thank you to the generosity of Capital One, who has been matching individual contributions up to $100.


Tonight I wanted to share a bit of our story with you. Our daughter, pictured here, will be eight in September. Last March, she was diagnosed on the autism spectrum as high functioning, or what was previously called Asperger's Syndrome. As she has grown as a young lady, we noticed some of her social interaction was odd or forced and had worried about some of her compulsive behavior. The autism diagnosis was a shock to us, but it was also a relief. Fortunately, with applied behavioral therapy and special care, she is thriving at school and enjoys a variety of extra curricular activities. Cycling is something she loves, and Halloween is her favorite holiday - so the Pumpkin Pedaler was born out of her favorite things.

Our event is more than a ride - it is a way for our Foundation to engage Columbus in a discussion about autism awareness. So many people who have a child with special needs seem afraid to acknowledge it or discuss it - this needs to change! Our ride gives an opportunity for the autism community and the cycling community to get together and enjoy a casual, late fall ride in support of autism awareness, education, and research. Last year, I financed the bulk of the ride myself, with help from several key private donors. This year, I'm asking for YOUR help! Share this Kiva Zip Campaign with your friends, let's get it funded and make Pedaler 2.0 one for the record books!

OSU vs. MSU Football Ticket Auction

Ichabod has donated his pair of tickets to the upcoming OSU vs. MSU game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on November 21, 2015. All proceeds will go towards advocating for the passage of HB350 in the Ohio Legislature.

These tickets were donated for auction to the Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation, Inc, by our Executive Director. They are his personal alumni tickets to the game between the undefeated AP Poll #1 Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan State Spartans, with one loss. The game will be held in Columbus, Ohio, on November 21, 2015 at the Ohio Stadium.

The Pumpkin Pedaler Foundation is also including gifts for the winning bidder – an extra large t-shirt from our first annual Pumpkin Pedaler Bicycle Poker Run, held on October 31, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio, along with some other branded items from the ride and foundation.

Shipping will be via USPS Priority Mail and will cost $5.99 regardless of location. The winner is also welcome to pick up locally in Columbus, Ohio.

Bidding for this item is live now and will continue until 8pm on Saturday, November 14, 2015.  The item will ship after payment to the winning bidder.