Huntington Bicycle Challenge A Success!

The Huntington Bicycle Challenge sponsored by Markle Health & Rehabilitation took place Saturday, September 15. Over 150 participants enjoyed bicycling on five different road courses. There were over 80 Business Team competitors and 75 Scenic Tour riders. Approximately $7,000 was raised in profits that will 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.

The winners of the Business Team Challenge 27 mile course is as follows.

The first place team was Team 3RVS from Three Rivers VeloSport which included team members Jeff Kenny, Matt Misner, Kirby Moss, Steven Pequignot, Hugh Smith, and Patrick Stelte.

The second place team was IHOP First Federal which included team members Ian Hope, James Levine, Brad Mills, Greg Ness, Craig Reynolds and Scott Womack.

The third place team was Spokesman Cycling which included team members Jonathan Perez, Jarod Mason, Collin Biberstine, Josh Hittler, Brandon Elliot and Wes Ring.

Huntington Bicycle Challenge would like to thank all of the sponsors of the event including title sponsor Markle Health & Rehabilitation. Additional sponsors included Three Rivers Velo Sport, Duke Energy, Pizza Hut, Fort Wayne Metals, Spokesmen Cycling, General Mills, Pace Chevrolet, Summit City Bicycles, Huntington University, First Federal Savings Bank, Media 401, Edward Jones, Wells Fargo Bank, the City of Huntington, Parkview Physicians Group, Bendix, PHD, Inc., Helena Chemical, Kroger Joseph Decuis, PNC Bank, Novae, United REMC and Matheny, Hahn, Denman & Nix L.L.P..

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, 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. With four branch offices, we serve northeastIndianacounties. 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 HuntingtonCounty, Pathfinder Services also has office locations in Allen, Marshall, Wabash and WhitleyCounties. For more information about Pathfinder Services, Inc. please visit www.pathfinderservices.org.