HONESDALE- The Arc, Wayne County, will host its annual Bike-Hikes during May 2017.
On Saturday, May 20, events will take place from the Honesdale Track complex in Honesdale and from the Tyler Hill Camp in Damascus. Honesdale’s fund raiser will circle the Honesdale Track Complex and Lakeside Drive around Lake Cajaw and the Owego Turnpike in front of Tick Tocks and Damascus will do likewise within the Tyler Hill Camp complex.

HONESDALE- The Arc, Wayne County, will host its annual Bike-Hikes during May 2017.  
On Saturday, May 20, events will take place from the Honesdale Track complex in Honesdale and from the Tyler Hill Camp in Damascus. Honesdale’s fund raiser will circle the Honesdale Track Complex and Lakeside Drive around Lake Cajaw and the Owego Turnpike in front of Tick Tocks and Damascus will do likewise within the Tyler Hill Camp complex.
 The Honesdale and Damascus events will occur “rain or shine.”
Pictures from previous events may be viewed online at www.arcwaynecounty.org.
Wallenpaupack will host a Color Run/Walk on June 10, instead of the annual Bike-Hike.

How it works

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 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 (retired) and Ginny Motsko, Wayne Highlands School District educators, are the county chairwomen responsible for coordinating the event. At Damascus School Donna Fritz will organize the event and retired educator Bette Baerenklau will assist.
Teachers from all schools 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 and the Color Run remains in the local area to serve disabled/challenged children and adults. A large portion funds the Dyberry Day Camp. The Dyberry Day Camp served 55 physically challenged or learning disabled children for a month of leisure time activity in 2016. The camp runs for 20 days during July and will be celebrating 46 years of existence this summer.

How to register

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. Plus, each person turning in $50.00 or more will receive a heather grey colored tee shirt with tie dye lettering.
Hot dogs and orange drink will be served after the event. Prizes will be drawn for everyone. All money raised here stays in Wayne County.