Bicyclists from all over the Midwest are gearing up for the Tenth Annual Huntington Bicycle Challenge being held September 21st this year. The title sponsor for this year’s event is Human Motor Works and the cycling event is a fund-raiser organized by Pathfinder Services and Parkview Home Health and Hospice.
Proceeds from this event will again 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 10, 21, 34, and 39 mile tour rides. The 10, 21, 34, and 39 mile tours are $25 if pre-registered before Monday, August 26th. After August 26th registration for all tours increases to $35. Anyone who registers for the tours is welcome to ride all routes, 104 miles! All tour courses are on-road.
The Business Team Challenge will take place on Saturday, September 21st as well and is a special 27 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.
New this year there will be medals for the first all women’s team that crosses the finish line!
All Tour and Business Team Challenge courses start and end at the Pathfinder Services parking lot located at 2824 Theater Avenue and ride through beautiful scenic Huntington County.
To register online or for a printable registration form for any of the above events please visit http://pathfinderservices.org/about-us/huntington-bicycle-challenge/, Registration includes an event safety yellow moisture wicking short sleeve t-shirt, and lunch for all participants between 11:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M. sponsored by KFC in Huntington.
Registration opens at 8:00 A.M. on Saturday September 21st 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 KFC in Huntington will be from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.
for all registered participants, and awards will begin at 12:00.
Sponsors of this year’s race includes Title Sponsor Human Motor Works. Additional sponsors include Three Rivers Velo Sport, Edward Jones, First Federal Savings Bank, Fort Wayne Metals, iAB Financial Bank, Joseph Decuis, Lees KFC, Kroger, Matheny Hahn Denman and Nix LLP, Pace Chevrolet, PHD Inc., and Spokesman Cycling. It is still not too late to become a sponsor! Sponsorship information is available at www.pathfinderservices.org or by contacting Jason Meyer at 260-356-0500 Ext. 3146 or at [email protected].
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 northeast Indiana counties and is located in Huntington on Guilford street next to Owens North. 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.