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Save The Crew at Pelotonia

By Andrew Shepler

Saving the Crew is about more than soccer. It is also about community and love for our amazing city. It is about coming together in a time of turmoil and working together to better our city and community.

As a supporter of the Crew since 1996, it is hard to remember a time in Columbus without them. It also is hard to imagine what soccer would be like in Columbus if the team had never existed. From being the spiritual home of US Soccer, to Dos a Cero victories and multiple MLS cups and All-Star games hosted in town, having the Crew here in our city has helped put Columbus on the map internationally.

As a graduate of Gahanna-Lincoln High School, I find immense pride in seeing multiple fellow alumni play for the Crew. They grew up knowing nothing but Columbus having pro soccer. It was their dream to grow up and play for their hometown club, and they succeeded. Seeing them play for the community in which they grew up brings me great joy.

There is no doubt that the current situation with the Crew has caused many emotions. I certainly started with grief and anger, but thanks to the Save the Crew community, those feelings have turned into motivation to take positive action.

That motivation led to the idea that I could help support the community that means so much to me in multiple ways.

Similar to Crew supporters, #SaveTheCrew business ally Pelotonia is focused on community. Pelotonia is also a group of people coming together in a time of need working to raise money for cancer research for the betterment of our community.

Combining #SaveTheCrew with Pelotonia has led to a #SaveTheCrew peloton (group of cyclists) that is riding to both raise money for cancer research and show support for keeping the Crew where they rightfully belong. Sign up to support the #SaveTheCrew Peloton.

The team of seven (and still open to more joining if anyone is interested) is excited to hit the road on August 4th and support these two communities that mean so much to us. Look for the amazingly designed #SaveTheCrew bike jerseys and check back on the blog after the event for an update on how it went.

 

13 thoughts on “Save The Crew at Pelotonia

  1. I want it!

  2. Love this!!

  3. Love it get XXL sizes please

  4. Who else wants this sick cycle jersey? Let me know!

    1. I contacted the team and the manufacturer and the contract does not allow direct sales. If there is enough interest we may be able to order. Meanwhile, I have an inquiry out to have a new design made into a cycle visor cap with a lower price point than the jerseys.

  5. My wife & I ride the many rails to trails in Ohio. Those jerseys are wicked cool looking. We would love to purchase a couple.

  6. How can we get these cycling jerseys?

  7. I’m interested in in a jersey!! #savethecrew

  8. I would like to purchase the jersey too.

  9. […] us as we raise money to help the fight against cancer. Members of the STC team are participating in this year’s Pelotonia. We still have a few spots open for riders, so please contact us if […]

  10. […] you know, Pelotonia is coming up! The Save The Crew Pelotonia team will ride on August 4th, we will also have a booth at the event. Come out to join us support […]

  11. […] your support for the Columbus Crew while supporting a great cause. To read more about it, check out Save The Crew at Pelotonia, by Andrew […]

  12. oh my goodness would order one of these jerseys as well!

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