The Huntington Bicycle Challenge sponsored by Markle Health & Rehabilitation took place Saturday, September 17. One hundred twenty five participants enjoyed bicycling on six different road courses. There were 50 Business Team competitors and 75 Scenic Tour riders. Approximately $5,500 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.
Comcast sponsored the top prize given to the person who collected the most pledges. That award was a BlueRay DVD Player and it was presented to Roger Torres of Huntington. Winners of door prizes were as follows: Nick Hancock won a Pliers set donated by Sears, Betty Lane won a Biking Jersey donated by Midwest Bicycleworks, Roger Torres, Roger Lane, Jerry Bailey and Lorrine Bailey all won pan pizza’s donated by Pizza Hut Corp.
The Huntington Bicycle Challenge would like to thank all of the sponsors of the event including title sponsor Markle Health & Rehabilitation. Additional sponsors included Lees Kentucky Fried Chicken, Three Rivers Velo Sport, Comcast, Duke Energy, Edward Jones, Fort Wayne Metals, Joseph Decuis, Kroger, Midwest Bicycleworks, Summit City Fitness, and Truesport.com.
Additional sponsors of the event and volunteers who assisted in the success of the day of the event include: Area Police Departments, Army National Guard, Huntington City Engineering, Huntington County Sheriff’s Disaster Team, Huntington County Emergency Management, Huntington Street Department, Pace Chevrolet, Pizza Hut, Sears Hometown Store, Schenkel’s All Star Dairy, Super 8 of Huntington and Wall Legal Services.
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.