Bicyclists from across the Midwest are expected to participate in the ninth annual Huntington Bicycle Challenge on Sept. 15.
The cycling event is a fund-raiser organized by Pathfinder Services, Parkview Home Health and Hospice and 3 Rivers Velo Sport Bike Club.
Proceeds from this event will 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 end-of-life care of the terminally ill.
This year's event will include 10, 21, 34, and 39-mile tour rides. The registration fee for the tours increases after Aug. 27. Anyone who registers is welcome to ride all routes, totaling 104 miles. All tour courses are on-road.
The business team challenge will take place on a 27-mile on-road course. Businesses, universities, bike teams and individuals may enter a team of three to six riders. There is a cost per team.
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 Huntington County.
To register online or for a printable registration form, visit www.pathfind erservices.org.
Registration includes an event T-shirt, and lunch for all participants between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. sponsored by Pizza Hut in Huntington.
Registration opens at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 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 will follow with door prizes at 2 p.m.