(photo courtesy summitchallenge100.org)

The National Ability Center is hosting its annual Summit Challenge on Saturday, August 27 in Park City. The Summit Challenge offers three different bicycle road courses for cyclists of all abilities. All Summit Challenge riders with a disability, which is typically one in every five riders, register and ride for free.

“Featuring typical stand-up road bikes and adaptive hand bikes, the Summit Challenge brings friends and families from all over the nation together to experience the resilience and power of the human spirit through each rotation of the bikes' tires,” said Gail Loveland, National Ability Center's executive director. “With support vehicles and variety of routes including our three-mile “Discovery Loop”, this exciting event promises to serve up a challenge for a wide range of cycling levels, ages and abilities.”

Every rider receives a gift bag, plus free bike tunings by White Pine Touring and Cole Sports beginning at 6 am, breakfast from Wasatch Bagel, lunch and beverages from Uinta Brewing and live entertainment at the Summit Challenge Event Village throughout the day. The 102-mile ride begins at 7 am, the 52-mile ride at 9 am and the 16-mile ride at 10:30 am. Rider entry is limited to 800 people and is likely to sell out. Registration for the event is available online at summitchallenge100.org with early bird pricing available through July 1.

Proceeds from the Summit Challenge benefit the National Ability Center, a Park City chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a US Paralympic Sports Club.