Monthly Archives: April 2013

100 Days to Pan Ohio Hope Ride – Bike Raffle Contest

This past weekend marked the countdown of 100 Days to the Finish Line of the 2013 Pan Ohio Hope Ride!

This year also marks the 100th Birthday of the American Cancer Society organization and throughout the entire Pan Ohio Hope Ride you will see many different celebrations including our new 100 Days to POHR Bike Raffle!

100 Days to POHR Bike Raffle Details:

From now until the Pan Ohio Hope Ride Recognition Dinner held on Day 3 of POHR, Sat. July 27, we will be holding a new fundraising contest. For every donation that a participant receives of $100 or more they will be entered to win a Specialized Bike donated by our Official Mechanic Sponsor – BikeSource. (The donor will win a POHR Rolling Duffle Bag too!)

Bike Details:

Beyond providing mechanical support for the Pan Ohio Hope Ride, BikeSource has graciously donated a bike for this contest. The bike model is a Specialized Secteur Elite Compact (Men’s) or Specialized Dolce Elite Compact (Women’s) valued at $1,200. (Winner will coordinate with BikeSource for Men’s or Women’s and sizing after drawing).

Dolce Compact Specialized Secteur

Specialized Dolce Elite Compact (Women’s)                 Specialized Secteur Elite Compact (Men’s)

Drawing Details:

The drawing will take place at the Pan Ohio Hope Ride Recognition Dinner on Day 3 of POHR at Wittenberg University along with our GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE – ITALIAN VBT TRIP plus airfare for one, donated by sponsor, Vermont Bicycle Tours. You can find out about the Grand Prize Raffle (1 entry for every $500 you raise beyond the $500 minimum) and other Incentives here.

For tips, customizable downloads, and fundraising resources please visit the Online Fundraising Toolkit


Penske Truck Rental’s Continued Support of the American Cancer Society

Penske Truck Rental’s Continued Support of the American Cancer Society


Since its inception in 2007, the Pan Ohio Hope Ride has covered 1,968 miles of concrete and blacktop throughout the state of Ohio.  In the ride’s 6 year existence, no matter the number of riders or the weather they’ve encountered, one thing has remained constant, Penske.

Through a generous donation, Penske Truck Rental has donated dozens of trucks since the Hope Ride commenced.

A Penske moving truck is more than a bike and luggage hauler, it is a symbol of hope and a comforting sign that the finish line has finally arrived after a relentless day of leg cramps, sweat, and hunger!

In 2012, Penske supplied 11 trucks to the American Cancer Society’s Pan Ohio Hope Ride, which transported and secured nearly 500 bicycles over the four day ride, along with luggage as well.  Without this support, the Hope Ride would not be as successful an event that it has been.

“We strive to make our event safe, fun, and meaningful,” said Pan Ohio Hope Ride Founding Co-Chair Kathleen Bond.  “With Penske’s help, we make the entire event logistically possible.”

Due in part to the great success and continued growth of the annual Pan Ohio Hope Ride, Penske will become more involved in 2013 as it will supply similar support to the inaugural PA Hope Ride.  The PA Hope Ride will take place June 29-30.  The Pennsylvania version will travel from the Hershey Hope Lodge to the AstraZeneca Hope Lodge in Philadelphia.

“We are very pleased to serve as the official truck rental provider for the Pan Ohio Hope Ride event,” said Luke DeCesare, Director of Rental for Penske’s North Central region.  “The American Cancer Society does great work in the community, and we are glad to play a small role in their success.”

No matter the state traveled or the Hope lodges involved, the bright yellow Penske moving trucks mean one thing more than any other to the cyclists, completion.

“Those yellow trucks shine like a welcoming beacon at the end of each day’s journey,” said Bond.  “To our riders, they are a symbol of a day’s ride well done.”

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