Event Information

An event for all ages and all abilities, all for Cerebral Palsy Research! The 25th annual Pedal with Pete, Kent Event will be held Saturday, June 8th, 2019.

The start/finish is at Stanton Middle School, 1175 Hudson Rd., Kent, OH. Entrance and parking can be accessed from Route 43 or Hudson Rd. No charge! Check-in is from 7:00 to 9:30 a.m. for long-route cyclists and extended to 10:30 a.m. for short-route cyclists and for walkers/runners.

Select a route to ride, walk, or run at your own pace. Just plan to finish between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event site will close at 2 p.m.

Download the routes to your MapMyRide, MapMyWalk, MapMyHike, or MapMyRun app on iPhone or Android:


Bike Routes:

The Cycling routes will travel roads and trails in scenic, tranquil Portage and Summit counties. Light refreshments and water will be available at rest areas along the bike routes.

The longer routes will also be patrolled by SAG drivers if any assistance is needed by cyclists. The shorter distances will be family-friendly.

2019 PwP Kent 6 mile route
2019 PwP Kent 17 mile route
2019 PwP Kent 30 mile route
2019 PwP Kent 42 mile route
2019 PwP Kent 65 mile route


Hike/Run Routes:

The Hiking/Running routes pass through communities neighboring Stanton Middle School. Kent’s nickname is The Tree City! Hiking/Running options include a stadium track or 1-4 mile routes.

2019 PwP Walk 1 Mile
2019 PwP Walk 2.5 Mile
2019 PwP Walk 4 Mile


After Your Ride, Hike, or Run:

At the completion of your journey, and starting at 10:30 a.m., you can enjoy complimentary lunch (pizza, grilled burgers, veggie burgers, brats, hot dogs, and more), music by members of Celtic Rush, massages by Sam Brandon, and door prizes.


Kent Cycle

A raffle will be held to win a “Fuji Adventure” bicycle donated by Kent Cycle. The Adventure is a mountain bike that can be used for light trail riding or commuting. 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 10:30. Bike winner need not be present. Bike winner may also choose to use the Adventure as a down payment on a trade up to a different bike at Kent Cycle. 

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 Contact Pedal with Pete and we will contact you!


2019 Sponsors:


  • Faith Lutheran Church - Kent


  • Aurora High School NHS
  • Linda Ferlito
  • Kent Cycle
  • Kent Lions Club
  • Pat & Al Piteo
  • Saint-Gobain Corporation Foundation
  • Carol & Jim Stroble

Golden Spoke

  • Anonymous
  • The Davey Tree Expert Co.
  • Larry F. Kannal - State Farm Insurance
  • Sara & Terry Miller
  • Ray's Place - Charlie Thomas
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Ruby & Wade Wallinger Foundation Inc.
  • Martha & Raymond Wile

Silver Chain

  • Geoff Abbate
  • Ann Bauer
  • Beth & Matt Casey
  • Charlie's Drain Sevice - Robert Andrews
  • Gail DeMaria-Heidt
  • Judy & George Gaiser
  • Fran & Steve Hardesty
  • Edith & Horst Hebrank
  • Melissa Kelley
  • Lann's Drywall - Dave Lann
  • Ernest Larger
  • Gregory A. Lis, DDS
  • David Nolin
  • Lois & Peter Orlando
  • Paskey Tours - Dee & Ron Paskey
  • Richard Ruch
  • Guy Russ
  • Tires & More, Inc.
  • Larry A. Trombka, DDS
  • Christian Zeidner

Pedal Partner

  • Anonymous
  • Pat & Jack Burns
  • Chester Galazka
  • Cornelia Harmon
  • Shirley Nash
  • Judy & Fred Zofchak

Sole Supporter

  • Anonymous
  • Richard Lashley
  • Janet & Richard Lewis
  • Eyla Russ
  • Marilyn Silvey