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NAC Summit Challenge Returns On Saturday

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Registration for this year’s National Ability Center Summit Challenge ends tonight before midnight.

Saturday's National Ability Center’s Summit Challenge offers  different biking courses through Summit and Wasatch counties that anyone can participate in – whether you’re a kid, a senior or use a wheelchair.

Senior Marketing Manager Whitney Thompson says the Challenge is totally customizable.

“We've got everything from our discovery loop, which is one to two miles, all the way up to a 100-mile loop that goes up, Wolf Creek pass, and everything in between,” Thompson said. “This year we added a 25-mile loop that goes out kind of past Kimball Junction and is a little flatter, it's going to be a perfect option for someone who's riding a hand cycle or just wants a little bigger ride than our 16-mile but not ready to step up to the 50.” 

Registration is at www.summitchallenge100.org. There, you can register for the challenge, donate to a fundraising team, or sign up to volunteer.

“Summit Challenge is a fundraiser for all of our adaptive cycling and mountain bike programs here at the National Ability Center,” Thompson said, “and you can make a donation if you can't attend, or you can get together with a team and go out and fundraise amongst your community. We've got online fundraising options we'll, you know, always take a check. You can set a goal for yourself and raise money per mile you're riding or basically set it up in any creative way you want, or just go around and let people know you're riding  for The National Ability Center and let them pitch in to support all the adaptive programs we've got going on here.”

Registration fees are based on distance – the farther you go, the higher the fee to help cover the support costs as well as the costs for the adaptive riders, who ride for free.

A village will be set up at the NAC with  music, vendor tents as well as lunch and a beer garden. Again, registration is online at summitchallenge100.org. 

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