The Potomac Highland Cyclist Committee set Oct. 16 as the date for "Bikers for 4-H," the second Marge Wade Annual Fall Memorial Bike/Walk event. Holly Landes, PHC committee chairman said, "The goal of the Potomac Highland Cyclists is to make it possible for more youth to take part in the exciting character-building 4-H events including a variety of camps, workshops and leadership seminars."
Silent Auction items for the "Bikers for 4-H" event are now on exhibit in the windows of the Judy & Judy Law Offices in Moorefield.
"We are very excited to be supporting the Hardy County 4-H Camping Program with this, our second Marge Wade Annual Fall Memorial Bike/Walk event," said Potomac Highland Cyclist Committee Chairwoman Holly Landes. "We will be recognizing the walker and cyclist raising the most in donations with a gift bag."
Bikers will start at Baker, with registration between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. People older than 18 can ride their bicycles on Route 55 or Corridor H to Moorefield. Landes said, "These two routes are approximately 18 miles long. For cyclists looking for a longer ride there is a 57.9-mile route which includes much of scenic Hardy County. All three routes begin at East Hardy High School and will end at Brighton Park in Fisher." Transportation will be provided for cyclists needing to return to East Hardy High School.
Walkers from the Baker area will use the path at the Baker Park. Scheduled at East Hardy High School is biker/walker registration from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. A light breakfast may be purchased from the EHHS National Honor Society from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The latest departure time for cyclists is 9:30 a.m. Brighton Park's schedule is walker registration from 9:30 a.m. to noon, lunch can be purchased from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from the 4-H Leader's Association and a silent auction will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
"From 10 a.m. to 11a.m., both parks are reserved for 4-H youth younger than 12 riding their bikes on the walking paths. These young riders must be accompanied by an adult," said Landes.
Checks should be made payable to Hardy County 4-H Leader Association. Maps of the biker routes and additional information can be seen on the Potomac Highlands Cyclists website at www.phcyclists.com.
To make a donation or for a registration form, write Hardy County Health and Wellness Center, 411 Spring Ave., Moorefield, West Virginia 26836 or call 304-538-7380.