10th Annual Huntington Bicycle Challenge a Successful Event

Spokesman Winners Pathfinder Services Bicycle Challenge

The 10th Annual Huntington Bicycle Challenge presented by Pathfinder Services and Parkview Home Health and Hospice and title sponsored by Human Motor Works took place on Saturday, September 21.  A record number 200+ participants enjoyed bicycling on five different road courses.

See Bicycle Challenge Results Here!

Approximately $8000 was raised to benefit two causes:

1) Pathfinder Services to assist teenagers with developmental disabilities with scholarships to attend summer camp. 
2) Parkview Home Health & Hospice’s quality, end-of-life care for the terminally ill.

Spokesman Team

Winning the Business Team Challenge 27-mile course for Spokesmen Cycling was Joe Bartels, Dan Gaz, Wes Ring, Carl Ring, Matt Tescula, and Brendan Wise.

Three Rivers Velo Sport finished second with their team of Shawn Fitzgerald, Matt Grate, Bill Lambert, David Park, Patrick Stelte, and Graham Wedeven.

Dan Grotrian, Tim Hall, Dodd Kattman, Henry Swinty, Jerry Witham, and Denny Zech representing Fort Wayne Outfitters finished third.

Womens Team Winners Pathfinder Services Bicycle Challenge

Winning the first ever All Women’s Team Award was Three Rivers Velo Sport with riders Kathy Boling, Janet Dickson, Sara Landrum, Sue Schafer, Charlotte Schmitz, and Brenda Wiley.

The Huntington Bicycle Challenge would like to thank event sponsors, including title sponsor Human Motor Works. Additional sponsors included Three Rivers Velo Sport, The City of Huntington, David Culp and Company, Duke Energy, Edward Jones, First Federal Savings Bank, Fort Wayne Metals, General Mills, iAB Financial Bank, Joseph Decuis, Kroger, Lees KFC, Matheny Hahn Denman and Nix LLP, Novae, Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters, Pace Chevrolet, Parkview Physician’s Group, PHD Inc., Spokesmen Cycling, and United REMC.

Additional sponsors of the event and volunteers who assisted in the success of the day of the event include: Area Police Departments, Huntington City Engineering, Huntington County Sheriff’s Disaster Team, Shenkels All Star Dairy, Trophy Center Plus, and Northview Inn and Suites.
Parkview Home Health & Hospice provides quality in-home healthcare and hospice care for those in need. Services include hospice and palliative care, skilled nursing, home IV therapy, therapy services, and home health aide services.  Parkview serves northeast Indiana with four branch offices.  Compassionate care providers are ready to help. Parkview Home Health & Hospice is a not-for-profit state licensed agency that is accredited by the Joint Commission, and is Medicare and Medicaid certified. For more information, visit www.parkview.com.

Pathfinder Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit human services organization based in Huntington, where it was founded in 1966. Pathfinder Services envisions a community in which all people are valued and accepted and have control over their own destinies.  In addition to Huntington County, Pathfinder Services also has office locations in Allen, Marshall, Wabash and Whitley Counties. For more information about Pathfinder Services, Inc. please visit www.pathfinderservices.org.

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