New Albany Welcomes Pelotonia Riders August 11 & 12
SATURDAY RIDE ENDS AT BEVELHYMER PARK; SUNDAY RIDE ENDS IN MARKET SQUARE
Please exercise added caution and patience as you travel in and around New Albany this weekend as our community welcomes the 6,000 plus participants of Pelotonia, a two-day grass roots bicycle tour aimed toward raising funds and awareness for cancer treatment and research.
On Saturday, riders will leave Columbus at 7:00 AM on a route that will pass through New Albany and stop at Bevelhymer Park. Residents can expect to see heavy bicycle traffic from 9:00 AM to Noon along Beech, Kitzmiller, Central College, Walnut and especially Bevelhymer.
On Sunday, the remaining 1,500 riders who will be completing 155 or 180 mile rides will be arriving at Market Square in New Albany – right in front of the library from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Be sure to watch for some road restrictions along Market Square and for all the riders as they approach from the north along State Route 605 to Village Hall Road past the police station and Village Hall, and ultimately to the library.
There will be plenty of areas to support participants, especially along Village Hall Road near the finish line on Sunday. Parking will be available at various places in the Village Center including the McCoy Center and behind the medical offices next to CVS. Come early and grab lunch or ice cream at a local eatery and visit the steps of New Albany Village Hall where Scouts from Troop 364 will be manning a “sign table” to welcome your favorite rider at the big finish.
Remember to give yourself more time to arrive to your final destination this weekend.