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Spokesmen Cycling donate to Bicycle Challenge

Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2013

September 21 is right around the corner, which means it is time for the Tenth Annual Huntington Bicycle Challenge. 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.

Spokesmen Cycling is sponsoring the event this year and is donating $50 gift certificates to their bike shop to each member of the first place men’s and first place women’s teams in the business team challenge.  Additionally, Spokesmen is donating water bottles for the goody bags given to participants in the event. Spokesmen Cycling is located at 227 S. Jefferson Street.

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.

This year the Huntington Bicycle Challenge will have 10, 21, 34 and 39 mile tour rides. The 10, 21, 34, and 39 mile 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 and the 39 mile tour includes a Gourmet SAG stop at Joseph Decuis in Roanoke!

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 www.pathfinderservices.org, Participants who pre-register by August 26 are guaranteed a short sleeve t-shirt, and all participants will receive a free lunch between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. sponsored by KFC in Huntington.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. on Saturday, September 21 at Pathfinder Services. 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. Lunch sponsored by KFC in Huntington will be from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for all registered participants, and awards will begin at 12 noon.

Sponsors of this year’s race include Title Sponsor Human Motor Works. Additional sponsors include Spokesmen Cycling, Three Rivers Velo Sport, Fort Wayne Metals, Edward Jones, First Federal Savings Bank, Pace Chevrolet, PHD Inc., Parkview Physician’s, iAB Financial Bank, David Culp and Company, United REMC, Novae Paper, Joseph Decuis, Lee’s KFC, Kroger, Schenkel’s Dairy, General Mills, and Matheny Hahn Denman and Nix LLP. Sponsorships are still available and information can be found at www.pathfinderservices.org or by contacting Amanda Ruckman at (260) 356-0500 ext. 3156 or at aruckman@pathfinderservices.org.

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, it serves northeast Indiana counties and is located in Huntington on Guilford Street next to Owens North. 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.

Shown in the photo from left, Loretta Mottram, senior director of business development, Pathfinder Services; Amanda Ruckman, intern, special projects, Pathfinder Services; Rose Meldrum, event organizer; Terri Edmiston, clinical manager, Parkview Hospice and Larry Buzzard, owner, Spokesmen Cycling.