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Pedal-with-Pete, Kent, Ohio, 2017

Pedal-with-Pete Foundation

Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

Pedal-with-Pete, Kent, Ohio, 2017

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Adult Participant May 31, 2017 $30.00 $0.00
(two or more participants in the same family)
May 31, 2017 $60.00 $0.00
Student May 31, 2017 $25.00 $0.00
1 for $5 Bike Raffle Ticket
Raffle ticket for a chance to win a Fuji Crosstown 2.3 Comfort Hybrid bike.
May 31, 2017 $5.00 $0.00
5 for $20 Bike Raffle Tickets
Raffle tickets for a chance to win a Fuji Crosstown 2.3 Comfort Hybrid Bike. (Order 1 for 5 tickets = $20, order 2 for 10 tickets = $40, etc.)
May 31, 2017 $20.00 $0.00
Donation to CP research Jun 3, 2017 Enter donation ($)

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Event Details

The 23rd annual Pedal-with-Pete, Kent Event will be held Saturday, June 3, 2017. The start/finish is at the Stanton Middle School, 1175 Hudson Rd., Kent, OH Check-in is from 7:00 to 9:30 AM for the long-routes cyclists rides, and extended to 10:30 AM for short-route cyclists and for walkers. Save by pre-registering online (here!) or by mail at the address below.  (Registration "at the door" is $40.)

The cycling routes will travel roads and trails of Kent and surrounding communities in Portage and Summit counties and will be supported again with convenient located rest areas providing light refreshments and water.

The longer routes will also be patrolled by SAG drivers if any assistance is needed by cyclists. 

Watch for MapMyRide links for the 2017 cycling routes, which will be added soon! The shorter distances will be family-friendly.

The walking routes pass through nearby Kent communities.

Participants select a route to ride or walk at their own pace.  Just plan to finish between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event site will close at 2 p.m.

Participants can enjoy complimentary lunch, music by members of Celtic Rush, massages by Sam Brandon, and door prizes at the completion of their journey, starting at 10:30 a.m. 

A bike tune-up station, sponsored by Kent Cycle will be located at the start/finish.

A raffle will be held to win a “Fuji Crosstown 2.3 Comfort Hybrid” bicycle valued at over $400 donated by Kent Cycle. Raffle tickets can be purchased when riders pre-register, from a volunteer, or on the day of the event.  Bike raffle and door prize drawings start at 10:15.  Bike winner need not be present.

If you need something else to do after our event you can visit Kent’s newly developed downtown area which in fact will be hosting the 11th annual Main Street Kent Art & Wine Festival from 12 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Pedal-with-Pete is also searching for event volunteers and donations of door prizes, food, drinks, and/or promotional items. If you are interested, please let us know and we will contact you!

The foundation is all volunteer-based, with approximately 85% of the funds that are raised going directly to fund cerebral palsy research. Cerebral palsy is caused by abnormalities in parts of the brain that control muscle movements, therefore the research can lead to life-improving treatments. Because Pedal-with-Pete is a 501(c)3 organization, all donations are fully tax-deductible. Pedal-with-Pete was founded by longtime Kent resident Peter Zeidner, who has cerebral palsy, because of the lack of research on the condition. Since its inception in 1993, the foundation has raised more than $1,000,000 for CP research.

If you want to help Pete with his mission to fund CP research,

  • Mail your donation to Pedal-with-Pete, P.O. Box 274, Kent, Ohio 44240 or add a donation when you register for this event.
  • Register here for the Kent ride or walk.
  • Contact ride co-chair Jim Stroble at to volunteer or donate door prizes, food, drinks, and/or promotional items.

Pedal-with-Pete thanks you!


Please Join us in Thanking the 2017 SPONSORS

2017 Supporting Partner

Kent Cycle

114 Lake St.Kent, OH 44240


2017 Supporting Partner


2017  Sponsors


Martha & Raymond Wile


Kent Cycle

Kent Lions Club

Saint-Gobain NorPro

Golden Spoke

Larry & Donna Kannal

Ray's Place - Charlie Thomas               

Silver Chain

Matt Casey

Hometown Bank

Lann's Drywall

Gregory A. Lis, DDS

Paskey Tours

Tires & More, Inc.

Larry A. Trombka, DDS

Ruby & Wade Wallinger

Haide Zeidner            

Pedal Partner

Pat & Jack Burns

Chester Galazka

Charlotte & John Hudecek

City Bank Antiques - Karen & Don Barrett

David Nolin

Richard Ruch

Woodsy's Music Inc

Sole Supporter

Dorothy & John Felten

Carol & Richard Hudecek

Francine & Rolf Kawentel

Richard Lashley

Eyla Russ

Marilyn Silvey

Patricia Wilson               




Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

No!  Just tell us your name and we'll check you off.


What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Entrance and parking can be accessed from Route 43 or Hudson Rd.  No charge!


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Just email Event Chair Jim Stroble at or the Pedal-with-Pete Board contact (Cathy) at


Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Yes... if you have any difficulty, please let Jim or Cathy know (see above).


Can I update my registration information?

Yes... if you have any difficulty, please let Jim or Cathy know (see above).


Have questions about Pedal-with-Pete, Kent, Ohio, 2017? Contact Pedal-with-Pete Foundation

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Stanton Middle School
1175 Hudson Rd.
Kent, OH 44240

Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EDT)

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Pedal-with-Pete Foundation

Mission: Pedal-with-Pete is a philanthropic organization, dedicated to raising funds for research to improve the quality of life for persons wtih cerebral palsy.

In 1993, Pete Zeidner, an Ohio resident and former cyclist who has CP, gathered this all-volunteer team forming the Pedal-with-Pete Foundation to raise money for research to help prevent, treat, and even cure the effects of cerebral palsy.

The Pedal-with-Pete Foundation annually moderates three charity cycling/walking events in the midwest.   

We continue to be a discerning funder of CP research thanks to the support of donors, participants in the events, and sponsors like YOU!

These two exciting and promising grants were awarded with funds raised in 2016 (the entire grant-making history is found at )


  • Researchers at Yale School of Medicine in Connecticut will non-invasively study the brains of premature infantsusing advanced MRI techniques to determine the relationship between oxygen levels provided in the hospital and the impact on outcome with respect to cerebral palsy. Although low levels of oxygen related to prematurity are known to cause damage to the brain, further damage could also be caused by giving too much supplemental oxygen. This research can thus lead us on the path to prevention of some causes of cerebral palsy.


  • Researchers collaborating at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and Purdue University in Indiana will examine the relationship between swallowing and speech mechanisms at several physiological levels. A better knowledge of typical and atypical development of swallow and speech could lead to improved treatments for these functions in cerebral palsy, which have the potential to be life-changing and life-saving.


Peter Zeidner, Founder of Pedal-with-Pete Foundation

To learn more about Pete's story of determination and drive, read his autobiography, "It Sucks to be a Gimp: Pedaling to Freedom", which can be purchased through,, and .  ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT CEREBRAL PALSY RESEARCH.


Thank you so much for your support!

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