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Contact: Megan Schapaugh
Phone: (316)634-8812


For Immediate Release


Heartspring to host PedalFest fundraiser Saturday, August 24

WICHITA, KANSAS, June 4, 2019 – Registration is now open for Heartspring’s 16th Annual PedalFest bike ride supporting local children with special needs. On Saturday, August 24, hundreds of cyclists will start from the Heartspring campus and ride through the Wichita area. The event offers a number of routes including traditional 100K, 50K, and 25K, two gravel rides, and a 5K family ride.

The event benefits Heartspring’s Pediatric Services program. Pediatric Services offers a wide variety of therapies including occupational, physical and speech therapies as well as audiology and psychology services to more than 900 local children ages birth to 21. The proceeds from PedalFest benefit the children and families served by Heartspring Pediatric Services to ensure those served receive high-quality services and comprehensive therapies. Last year, PedalFest raised almost $103,000.

“This is an awesome opportunity to have some fun and make an impact on the lives of children with special needs and their families,” Megan Schapaugh, Heartspring special events coordinator, said. “Together we are helping children meet milestones and make strides on their path to greater independence.”

The first ride starts at 6:30 a.m. with other rides starting throughout the morning. Each ride is fully supported with Support and Gear (SAG) Stops on every route for cyclists to rest, rehydrate and replenish. After the ride, participants are invited to join the Post-Ride Celebration on Heartspring’s campus to enjoy lunch, the beer garden, music and family activities. This year the event will feature a more enhanced children’s area to create fun for the whole family. For more information visit


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