WAYNE COUNTY - The Arc, Wayne County, will host its annual Bike-Hikes during April 2014. The Wallenpaupack event will occur from the Wallenpaupack Middle School on Saturday, April 26.  
     The Wallenpaupack event will “rock” around the school complex while enjoying the sounds of  Black Ops Sound and Lighting music. Also on April 26, events will take place from the Wayne Highlands Athletic Complex in Honesdale and from the Tyler Hill Camp in Damascus.
     Honesdale’s fund raiser will circle the Honesdale Track and Lakeside Drive around Lake Cajaw and in front of Tick Tocks and Damascus will do likewise within the Tyler Hill Camp complex.  While May 3, 2014, is the rain date for Wallenpaupack, the Honesdale and Damascus events will occur “rain or shine.”
   Pictures from previous events may be viewed online at www.arcwaynecounty.org
   Participants can walk 10 miles or ride 20 miles as part of the event. All excursions will open registration at 8:30 a.m. And leave each starting point at 9:00 a.m. Pledge sheets of minors must be signed by a parent/guardian and all participants must wear a helmet if riding a bike. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate with their children. Community participants are welcome at any event. Local EMS and security personnel provide assistance and safety during the event.
  Kathy Highhouse and Ginny Motsko, Wayne Highlands School District educators, are the county chairwomen responsible for coordinating the event. Erin Saake and Ellie Provenzano, Wallenpaupack Area faculty, coordinate the Wallenpaupack event while at Damascus School Donna Fritz will organize the event.
    Teachers from all districts assist in the promotion and execution of the event in each of the various buildings. Students learn about the meaning of living with various disabilities, safety measures to prevent acquiring handicaps and the good feeling that community involvement and volunteerism brings.
     All money raised from the Arc Bike Hike remains in the local area to serve disabled/challenged children and adults. A large portion funds the Dyberry Day Camp.
     The Dyberry Camp served 55 physically challenged or learning disabled children for a month of leisure time activity in 2013. The camp runs for 20 days during July and will be celebrating 43 years of existence this summer.
    Students wishing to participate can obtain a registration from any school. Adults can obtain forms by calling 570-251-4260. Pledges for the event should be solicited before registering.  Bring the registration/ sponsor form to the nearest location and trade it for a checkpoint card to be used along the route. At the end of the event, hand in the checkpoint card which will be used for drawing prizes.
     Pledge money will be collected the day of the event or turned in to a Bike Hike representative in each building no later than one week following the event. Based on the money collected, each person is eligible to win prizes.
••• Prizes announced
Prizes for the Honesdale and Wallepaupack area are:
• Kindle Fire HDX
Giant GFR F/W BMX Bike
Razor E 100 Electric Scooter
HP 7” Tablet
RCA HD Digital Camcorder
I Pod Shuffle
$50.00 Game Stop Gift Card
$25.00  itunes Gift Card
$25.00 Kmart Gift Card
Super Art Set ( 235 pcs)
Football signed by Varsity Players
Basketball signed by Varsity Players
Soccer ball signed by Varsity Players

Prizes for Damascus are as follows, choice of:
• Kindle Fire HDX
Giant GFR F/W BMX Bike
Apple IPod Touch
Razor E100 Electric Scooter
RCA HD Digital Camcorder
IPod Shuffle
$50.00 Game Stop Gift Card
$25.00 itunes Gift Card
Super Art Set (235 pcs)
Basketball signed by 7th and 8th Grade Players

      Plus, each person turning in $50.00 or more will receive a lime colored tee shirt with navy lettering. Hot dogs and orange drink will be served after the event. Prizes will be drawn for each participant.