Pedal for Prizes has grown to be one of the largest free cycling events in Northeast Ohio.
In its fourth year in 2013, more than 600 cyclists from all walks of life attended the event to try to win more than $6,000 in prizes donated by local businesses. Hundreds of local businesses, nonprofit organizations, and community groups have either served as or staffed a destination for the ride, provided raffle prizes, or have otherwise supported the event since the first event in 2010.
To date, Pedal for Prizes, an all-volunteer grassroots group of five Old Brooklyn residents and stakeholders, has organized eight events attracting over 1,800 people to experience its neighborhood, local businesses, and other points of interest.
The Pedal for Prizes model created by the Old Brooklyn group has been and continues to be duplicated in other communities as well.
Pedal for Prizes is also an organizing partner of Cleveland’s Cranksgiving, a bike ride to raise food for disadvantaged families during the holiday season. In the event’s second year, over 50 cyclists raised more than $2,000 in food to be donated to two local hunger programs.
We have also organized neighborhood bicycle tours and have performed cycling advocacy in the Old Brooklyn neighborhood, as well as the entire city of Cleveland.