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Registration opens for Bicycle Challenge

Posted: Friday, July 26, 2013

Bicyclists from all over the Midwest are gearing up for the Tenth Annual Huntington Bicycle Challenge being held Saturday, September 21. 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 and Hospice’s quality, end-of-life care for the terminally ill.

The Bike Challenge includes 10, 21, 34 and 39 mile tour rides. The tours are $25 if pre-registered before Monday, August 26. After August 26, registration for all tours increases to $35. Anyone who registers for the tours is welcome to ride all routes, 104 miles total. All tour courses are on-road.

The Business Team Challenge will take place on Saturday, September 21 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 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 visit www.pathfinderservices.org. Registration includes an event safety yellow moisture wicking short sleeved t-shirt and lunch for all participants between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. sponsored by KFC in Huntington. Awards will take place at noon.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 21 at Pathfinder Services at 2824 Theater Avenue. The activities begin at 9 a.m. with a welcome followed by the Business Team Challenge beginning at 9:15 a.m. with the scenic tour rides immediately following.

Sponsor 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, Lee’s KFC, Kroger, Matheny Hahn Denman and Nix LLP, Pace Chevrolet, PHD Inc. and Spokesman Cycling.  Additional sponsors are welcome and sponsorship information is available at www.pathfinderservices.org or by contacting Jason Meyer at (260) 356-0500 ext. 3146 or at jmeyer@pathfinderservices.org.