Bicyclists from all over the Midwest are gearing up for the Eighth Annual Huntington Bicycle Challenge being held September 17th this year. The cycling event is a fund-raiser whose title sponsor is Markle Health & Rehabilitation and is organized by Pathfinder Services, Parkview Home Health and Hospice and 3 Rivers Velo Sport Bike Club.
Proceeds from this event go to two causes: Pathfinder Services to assist teenagers with developmental disabilities with scholarships to attend summer camp, and Parkview Home Health & Hospice’s quality, end-of-life care for the terminally ill.
This year there will be 3.5, 10, 21, 34, and 39 mile tour rides. The 3.5 and 10 mile tours are $25, and the 21, 34, and 39 mile tours are $35 with race day registration being accepted! Anyone who registers for the 21, 34, and 39 mile tours is welcome to ride all three routes, 94 miles! All tour courses are on-road and course maps can be found at www.pathfinderservices.org
The Business Team Challenge will take place on Saturday, September 17th as well and is a special 28 mile on-road course. Businesses, universities, bike teams and individuals may enter a team of three to six riders and the cost per team is $250. Businesses will compete for first, second, and third place team medals. After the team event, team challenge riders may also ride any additional tour courses at no cost.
All Tour and Business Team Challenge courses start and end at the Pathfinder Services and Parkview Home Health and Hospice parking lot located at 2824 Theater Avenue and ride through beautiful scenic Huntington County.
For a printable registration form for any of the above events please visit www.pathfinderservices.org, or www.3rvs.com. Registration includes an event t-shirt (size not guaranteed), and lunch for all participants between 11:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. sponsored by Lee’s KFC in Huntington.
Registration opens at 8:00 A.M. on Saturday September 17th at Pathfinder Services at 2824 Theater Avenue in Huntington. The activities begin at 9:00 A.M. with a Welcome followed by the Business Team Challenge beginning at 9:15 A.M. with the scenic tour rides immediately following. Lunch sponsored by Lee’s KFC in Huntington will be from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. for all registered participants, and door prizes and awards will begin at 2:00.
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.