The start of the Blue Jackets regular season is a little over two months away, and players are actively training for the 2014-15 campaign. But this weekend, two players will be taking a break from their regular routine and riding in Pelotonia - a Columbus based bike ride that benefits cancer research at the Ohio State University.
"Cancer is something that affects everyone," said Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout who will be participating in his first Pelotonia. "It's a harsh, unforgiving disease - this is a way to help."
Last year's Pelotonia event involved more than 6,700 riders and raised over $61 million. This year's ride includes six distances for riders to choose from, ranging from 25 to 180 miles. All money raised by participants goes directly towards cancer research at the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
"Research requires a lot of money to get started because none of it is proven yet," Prout said. "The money we raise gives [researche...