Apologies…

We hit a little bump in the road getting all the signs up 😬🚧 Most are up and the remaining merchants will be ready to go soon!

Keep in mind this is a bit of a scavenger hunt and some of the destination signs may take a little searching to find 🔍🤔 Hint on the Brookside Reservation sign: Ridge Road will lead you there…

Pedal on! 🚲


Let’s Ride!

Pedal for Prizes and Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation have teamed up to bring a no-contact bicycling event to the neighborhood in 2020. Head out for an extended ride this year ~ The event takes place over 6 weeks: July 20th through August 31st!

Our goal remains the same: Getting people on their bikes, with the chance to win prizes, by exploring all the great businesses and points of interest that Old Brooklyn has to offer! The event is free and open to all.

Download the participation form here and get all the other details here.


Pedal for Prizes 2020 Update!

The PFP team, with the help of Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation, have redesigned Pedal for Prizes as a no-contact event.

Instead of the usual one-day bike extravaganza, this year’s event will take place July 13th through August 31st. Ride at your own pace during the time period but be sure to visit every destination.

Fill out the PFP form as you go, and when you’re done, turn it in to be entered into the raffle. A full list of destinations, instructions and the official form will be coming soon. Stay tuned!


Pedal for Prizes 2020 Postponed

Hey everyone – we’ve decided to put Pedal for Prizes on hold and are hoping we can reschedule the event in Summer or Fall. We’re looking forward to celebrating Pedal’s 10th year and hope it’ll be the biggest turn out yet!

In the meantime, please be sure to support Old Brooklyn’s businesses that remain open. Follow Old Brooklyn Community Development Corporation for the latest neighborhood updates, and above all, stay safe!

https://www.facebook.com/OBCDC/


Pedal 2020 ~ Our 10th year!

Old Brooklyn’s Pedal for Prizes is celebrating its 10th year! We can’t believe it! This year PFP will be back in the heart of Old Brooklyn at Pearl Road United Methodist Church.

Save the date for Saturday, May 16th! More details can be found here.


Last minute tips for PFP

We’re looking forward to hosting our 9th Old Brooklyn Pedal for Prizes tomorrow!  Hope you are excited as well!

It’s tradition for us to post a guide of helpful information for everyone.  Here we go!

 

Location: We’re switching it up this year to Pearl Road United Methodist Church, 4200 Pearl Rd. We’re excited to be in Downtown OB. Be sure to thank them for hosting us.

 

Parking: Check out the map of where to park and not park tomorrow here.

Everywhere else that seems privately owned, park at your own risk.

 

T-Shirts and Backpacks: We will have a few past-season Pedal for Prizes t-shirts for sale for $20/each.  Proceeds will be used for us to bring back Old Brooklyn Pedal for Prizes in 2020.  It’s money well spent if you enjoy the event and would like to see it continue in the future.

We will be giving away backpacks for you to take on the ride. Register and you get one free, courtesy of some great neighborhood businesses that support the event.

 

Weather: The event happens on Saturday regardless of the weather.  Right now, the forecast is calling for very nice weather, but we all know that that can change. Prepare for the weather!

 

Expedited Registration: This is a huge help to us. Please print this form and fill it out for each participant before coming to the event. Bring it to the registration table and we’ll check you in quickly. Save yourself from having to wait in a long line and help us keep everything going smoothly!

For registration, we should be outside.  There are restrooms inside if you need to use them. However, we ask to please be respectful of the property (i.e. do not walk on the gym floor with cycling shoes).

 

Registration: We will begin registering participants at 9:30am. You’ll be able to head out after doing so, and there’s no need to wait around for an official send-off.  We will register participants up until 1pm.  You do not need to head out at 9:30 or 10am, though!

Pedal for Prizes is completely free and open to cyclists of all ages and skill levels.

You’ll sign a release form (again, print it, fill it out, and bring to the event if possible!) receive a map of twenty destinations and a punch card.  Cyclists are free to go on their way to as many destinations as they’d like in any order.  Stay at destinations as long as you’d like.

We reserve the right to request proof that you have and will be using your bicycle for the event.

 

Raffle: The raffle begins promptly at 2pm. We will be raffling several brand new bikes, as well as many other prizes.  In all, we should have about 50 prizes valued at a minimum of $20. We won’t have a final list until a day or two before the event, as we are receiving and packaging prizes up until the last minute.

Help us move the raffle along by returning punctually and dropping your tickets in the bins of the prizes you’d like to win.

Please remain patient during the raffle and help others be patient as well.  Your cooperation will help it go quickly and smoothly, which everyone would like.

At the moment, we are planning to do the raffle outside in the church’s front yard.  But in case we need to do it in the church’s basement hall, bring a lock to lock up.

 

50/50 Raffle: This is the fourth year we will be hosting a 50/50 raffle as a fundraiser for next year’s event. If you enjoy the event, please consider participating, as every dollar helps us host a first-class event next year.

 

Destinations: This year’s event will have twenty destinations.  You won’t know the destinations until you register at Pearl Road United Methodist Church.

We provide you a map and addresses of destinations at which you’ll have your card stamped.  Some participants have had success using GPS or riding in small groups in the past.

Destinations will stop punching cards around 1:15pm.  Return to Pearl Road United Methodist Church in time for you to exchange your punch card for raffle tickets and drop them in your desired prize bins.  Remember, the raffle starts at 2pm.

In the past, some people have done the event, left for a little bit, then came back.  That’s fine by us.

 

Cheating: Pedal for Prizes is meant to be a fun event done by bicycle. We are hardworking volunteers who have put thousands of our own time into coordinating a fun event for the community.  We have no tolerance for people who cheat and drive their cars from destination to destination. Participants found to be using motor vehicles for the event will have their punch cards revoked and will be barred from participating in the raffle. Do the right thing.

If you observe instances of cheating, please report it to us immediately.  Merchants and people staffing our destinations will be keeping an eye out for foul play as well.


Pedal 2019 is in the works!

Old Brooklyn’s Pedal for Prizes is back in 2019 celebrating its 9th year! This year PFP will take place at a new location in the heart of Old Brooklyn: Pearl Road United Methodist Church (Also the new home of the Old Brooklyn Farmer’s Market).

Get your bikes tuned up and save the date for Saturday, May 18th! More details can be found here.


Pedal 2018 is almost here!

Our 8th annual Old Brooklyn Pedal for Prizes will be here before you know it. We are hard at work putting the finishing touches on this year’s event so that you have a great time.

Here are some things for you to know:

 

Location: We’re back at Estabrook Recreation Center, 4125 Fulton Road, much like the last few years. Be sure to thank them for hosting us once again. Participants are free to use the facilities.  There are locker rooms for you to change if you’d like after the ride.  There’s also an indoor swimming pool and playground and ball fields outside. So there’s a lot to do if you finish the ride early.

 

Parking: There’s limited parking at Estabrook Recreation Center, and it will fill up quickly.  We ask everyone to please respect the area of the parking lot that is taped off.

Another option is that you can park on the street on W 50th, W 49th, etc. Shadyside Avenue connects to the Estabrook Rec campus. Same for W 56th, 57th, etc. We just ask you to please be respectful to our Old Brooklyn neighbors.

Everywhere else that seems privately owned, park at your own risk.

 

T-Shirts and Backpacks: We will have some past-season Pedal for Prizes t-shirts for sale for $20/each.  Proceeds will be used for us to bring back Old Brooklyn Pedal for Prizes in 2019.  It’s money well spent if you enjoy the event and would like to see it continue in the future.

We will be giving away backpacks for you to take on the ride. Register and you get one free, courtesy of some great neighborhood businesses that support the event.

 

Weather: The event happens on Saturday regardless of the weather.  Right now, the forecast is calling for near perfect weather, but we all know that that can change. Prepare for the weather!

 

Expedited Registration: This is a huge help to us. Please print this form and fill it out for each participant before coming to the event. Bring it to the registration table and we’ll check you in quickly. Save yourself from having to wait in a long line and help us keep everything going smoothly!

For registration, you can walk with your bike inside. However, we ask to please be respectful of the property (i.e. do not walk on the gym floor with cycling shoes).

 

Registration: We will begin registering participants at 10am. You’ll be able to head out after doing so, and there’s no need to wait around for an official send-off.  We will register participants up until 1pm.

Pedal for Prizes is completely free and open to cyclists of all ages and skill levels.

You’ll sign a release form (again, print it, fill it out, and bring to the event if possible!) receive a map of twenty destinations and a punch card.  Cyclists are free to go on their way to as many destinations as they’d like in any order.  Stay at destinations as long as you’d like.

We reserve the right to request proof that you have and will be using your bicycle for the event.

 

Raffle: The raffle begins promptly at 2pm. We will be raffling several brand new bikes, as well as many other prizes.  In all, we should have about 50 prizes valued at a minimum of $20. We won’t have a final list until a day or two before the event, as we are receiving and packaging prizes up until the last minute.

Help us move the raffle along by returning punctually and dropping your tickets in the bins of the prizes you’d like to win.

Please remain patient during the raffle and help others be patient as well.  Your cooperation will help it go quickly and smoothly, which everyone would like.

 

50/50 Raffle: This is the third year we will be hosting a 50/50 raffle as a fundraiser for next year’s event. If you enjoy the event, please consider participating, as every dollar helps us host a first-class event next year. Thanks to the Old Brooklyn Collaborators for their help.

 

Destinations: This year’s event will have twenty destinations.  You won’t know the destinations until you register at Estabrook Rec.

We provide you a map and addresses of destinations at which you’ll have your card stamped.  Some participants have had success using GPS or riding in small groups in the past.

Destinations will stop punching cards around 1:15pm.  Return to Estabrook Rec in time for you to exchange your punch card for raffle tickets and drop them in your desired prize bins.  Remember, the raffle starts at 2pm.

 

Cheating: Pedal for Prizes is meant to be a fun event done by bicycle. We are hardworking volunteers who have put hundreds, if not thousands, of our own time into coordinating a fun event for the community.  We have no tolerance for people who cheat and drive their cars from destination to destination. Participants found to be using motor  vehicles for the event will have their punch cards revoked and will be barred from participating in the raffle. Do the right thing.

If you observe instances of cheating, please report it to us immediately.  Merchants and people staffing our destinations will be keeping an eye out for foul play as well.


The most important post of the year

Expedited Registration (important!)
Please do us a huge favor. Print this form and fill it out for each participant before coming to the event. Bring it to the registration table and we’ll check you in quickly.  Save yourself from having to wait in a long line on Saturday and help us keep everything going smoothly!
 
For registration, you can walk with your bike inside. However, we ask to please be respectful of the property (i.e. do not walk on the gym floor with cycling shoes).

What to Bring
Your bike, helmet, and a lock.  We advise everyone to practice bicycle safety, including obeying local traffic laws.  Helmets are strongly encouraged, but not required.
 
You may also want to bring money to spend on lunch, a snack, or a drink out in the neighborhood.

Registration
Registration begins at 11am.  We’ve increased the amount of time for participants to try to reach all twenty destinations at an enjoyable pace. We will register participants up until 2pm.
Pedal for Prizes is completely free and open to cyclists of all ages and skill levels.
You’ll sign a release form (again, print it, fill it out, and bring to the event if possible!) receive a map of twenty destinations and a punch card.  Cyclists are free to go on their way to as many destinations as they’d like in any order.  Stay at destinations as long as you’d like.
We reserve the right to request you bring your bicycle to the registration table.

T-Shirts and Backpacks
We will have Pedal for Prizes t-shirts for sale for $20/each.  Proceeds will be used for us to bring back Old Brooklyn Pedal for Prizes in 2018.  It’s money well spent if you enjoy the event and would like to see it continue in the future.
We will be giving away backpacks for you to take on the ride. Register and you get one free, courtesy of some great neighborhood businesses that support the event.

Weather
The event happens on Saturday regardless of the weather.  Right now, the forecast is calling for near perfect weather, but we all know that that can change! Prepare for the weather!
If you’d like to change clothes before or after the event, you can feel free to the locker rooms at Estabrook Rec. More on that below.

Parking
There’s limited parking at Estabrook Recreation Center, and it will fill up quickly.  We ask everyone to please respect the area of the parking lot that is taped off.  
Another option is that you can park on the street on W 50th, W 49th, etc. Shadyside Avenue connects to the Estabrook Rec campus. Same for W 56th, 57th, etc. We just ask you to please be respectful to our Old Brooklyn neighbors.
Everywhere else that seems privately owned, park at your own risk.

Bike Parking
We tentatively will have bike racks courtesy of Ohio City Bike Co-op, so there will be at least one place to lock up when you come in for the raffle.

Cheating
Pedal for Prizes is meant to be a fun event done by bicycle. We have no tolerance for people who use other means of transportation (i.e. motor vehicle) to travel to destinations.  Participants found to be using forms of transportation other than a bicycle will have their punch cards revoked and will be barred from participating in the raffle. Just don’t do it.
If you observe instances of cheating, please report it to us immediately.  Merchants and people staffing our destinations will be keeping an eye out for foul play as well.

Estabrook Recreation Facilities
This is the second year we’re hosting Pedal at Estabrook Recreation Center.  Participants are free to use the facilities.  There are locker rooms for you to change if you’d like after the ride.  There’s also an indoor swimming pool and playground and ball fields outside. So there’s a lot to do if you finish the ride early.

Destinations
This year’s event will have twenty destinations.  You won’t know the destinations until you register at Estabrook Rec.
We provide you a map and addresses of destinations at which you’ll have your card stamped.  Some participants have had success using GPS or riding in small groups in the past.
Destinations will stop punching cards at 2:45pm.  Return to Estabrook Rec by 3pm and exchange your punch card for raffle tickets.

Raffle
The raffle begins promptly at 3:30pm. We will be raffling approximately seven brand new bikes, as well as many other prizes.  In all, we should have about 50 prizes valued at a minimum of $20. We won’t have a final list until a day or two before the event, as we are receiving and packaging prizes up until the last minute.
Help us move the raffle along by returning punctually and dropping your tickets in the bins of the prizes you’d like to win.
Please remain patient during the raffle and help others be patient as well.  Your cooperation will help it go quickly and smoothly, which everyone would like.

50/50 Raffle
This is the second year we will be hosting a 50/50 raffle as a fundraiser for next year’s event. If you enjoy the event, please consider participating, as every dollar helps us host a first-class event next year. Thanks to the Old Brooklyn Collaborators for their help.

Snacks
The Old Brooklyn Families Group will be selling very reasonably priced food at Estabrook. Proceeds benefit them in their future programming efforts, so please support them as well.

Pedal 2017

In case you haven’t heard, Old Brooklyn Pedal for Prizes is back this year!

The event takes place Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Estabrook Recreation Center, so please save the date. You’re not going to want to miss this!

Stay tuned for more information on our blog and Facebook!