11th Annual Huntington Bicycle Challenge a Success!

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The 11th Annual Huntington Bicycle Challenge presented by Pathfinder Services and Parkview Home Health and Hospice and title sponsored by First Federal Savings Bank took place on Saturday, September 20.  130 participants enjoyed bicycling on five different road courses.

Approximately $9,000 was raised to benefit two causes:

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

Winning the Business Team Challenge 24-mile course for Fort Wayne Outfitters was Tim Hall, Dodd Kattman, Dave Lewis, Greg Ness, Gary Painter and Henry Swinty. Spokesmen Cycling finished second with their team of Todd Anderson, Joe Bartels, Carl Ring, Wesley Ring, Matt Tescula, and Brendan Wise. Don Cohill, Shaun Fitzgerald, Melissa Leo, Bill Lambert, Matt Misner, and Paul Mowery and Denny Zech representing Fort Wayne Outfitters finished third.

Winning the top All Women’s Team Award was Fort Wayne Outfitters with riders Kathy Boling, Charlotte Schmitz, and Amy Woods. Second place All Women’s Team went to 3 Rivers Velo Sport’s team of Angela Dulcet, Cassie Kline, Susan Morgan, Emily Payonk, Justine Viera, and Mona Will.

All results can be found at www.pathfinderservices.org

The Huntington Bicycle Challenge would like to thank event sponsors, including title sponsor First Federal Savings Bank. Additional sponsors included Three Rivers Velo Sport, The City of Huntington, Edward Jones – Jim Warner, Farmer’s Insurance – Larry Elliott Agent, Fort Wayne Metals, General Mills, iAB Financial Bank, Joseph Decuis, Kroger, Lees KFC, Matheny Hahn Denman and Nix LLP, Novae, Pace Chevrolet, Spokesmen Cycling, Summit City Bicycles & Fitness, 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 County Sheriff’s Disaster Team, Dean’s Foods, Trophy Center Plus, ZIPTimberLake and Quality Inn.