Organizers ready for annual bicycle challenge on Sept. 21

The 10th annual Huntington Bicycle Challenge will be held on Sept. 21.

The title sponsor for this year's event is Human Motor Works. The cycling event is a fund-raiser organized by Pathfinder Services and Parkview Home Health and Hospice.

Proceeds will go to Pathfinder Services to assist teenagers with developmental disabilities with scholarships to attend summer camp and to Parkview Home Health and Hospice's end-of-life care for the terminally ill.

The event includes on-road tour rides of 10, 21, 34 and 39 miles. There is a discounted entry fee for the tours if participants preregister before Aug. 26.

The Business Team Challenge, which will take place on Sept. 21, is a 27-mile on-road course.

Businesses, universities, bike teams and individuals may enter a team of three to six riders.

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 courses start and end at the Pathfinder Services parking lot located at 2824 Theater Ave., Huntington.

To register online or for a printable registration form for any of the above events, visit www.pathfind erservices.org.

Registration fees include a safety yellow moisture wicking short sleeve T-shirt. Lunch for all participants will be available between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., sponsored by KFC in Huntington.

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.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Visit www.pathfinderservices.org or contact Jason Meyer at 356-0500, Ext. 3146 or at jmeyer@pathfinderser vices.org.