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Old 05-03-17, 04:57 PM   #1
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Pelotonia 2017 Columbus Ohio

My girlfriend and I are gearing up to do the 50 mile ride this August and I would like to hear any experiences anyone may want to share, both good and bad.

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Old 05-23-17, 06:05 AM   #2
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It's a mass start for many thousands of riders. So there are a lot of accidents in the first few miles. I'm not sure where you would go to gain experience riding with a huge mass of inexperienced bike riders as no responsible bike club uses mass starts any more. For the Pelotonia organization the publicity of large photo/video/news worthy mass start is more important than rider safety. On the plus side, Pelotonia has a lot of EMS services available and they stay busy.

If you don't already, riding with a bike club like Columbus Outdoor Pursuits or Westerville Bike Club will gain you experience riding in groups.
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