Loops for Hoops 2017 Event Information

Event Details and Schedule

2017 here we come!  Excited and ready to bring it!  To our returning riders, welcome back!  To our new riders, welcome!

Routes:  Each route will take you on a scenic tour through beautiful country side.

This is a gorgeous tour and we hope all will enjoy the ride.  For your convenience, here are the links to the routes:

Please be mindful and honest when selecting the route you will be challenging yourself to complete.  All routes must be completed by 6 pm.

Participation:  Riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal adult guardian during the event and said parent or legal guardian must be a participant in the event.  Both minor and parent/legal guardian must sign waiver when picking up packet.

Lodging:  Lodging will be at a premium due to the event coinciding with Marshall University graduation.  We are currently working on this and hope to have it posted very soon.

Jersey, Shorts & Bibs:  The jersey (short sleeve and sleeveless), shorts and bibs will be ordered directly from Primal.  To have your order for the event, your order must be placed no later than 02/23/2017.  You can order after 02/23/2017 but your items will not be available until July 2017.  Either way, the order will be dropped shipped to Cabell Huntington Hospital and either delivered to you or mailed to you.

  • Short Sleeve Men’s/Women’s (full length zipper) $55.00
  • Sleeveless Men’s/Women’s (full length zipper) $53.00
  • Bibs Men’s/Women’s $85.00
  • Shorts Men’s/Women’s $80.00

Note: Must have minimum of 15 in each category to place order.

Order Jerseys and Gear Today

Parking:  There are 2 parking garages located at Pullman Square and we recommend parking there.  As anywhere, we recommend storing all items being left in vehicle be placed out of sight. Parking fees are very reasonable.

Time Line:

01/01/2017 – 02/29/2017:  Online Registration $35 per rider

03/01/2017 – 03/31/2017:  Online Registration $40 per rider

04/01/2017 – 04/30/2017:  Online Registration $45 per rider

05/01/2017 – 05/04/2017:  Online Registration $50 per rider

05/05/2017 – 05/06/2017:  Onsite Registration $55 per rider

NOTE:  Last minute registrants will receive giveaways while supplies last.    

05/05/2017, 4pm-6pm:  Huntington’s Kitchen (911 3rd Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701)

  • Complimentary Pasta Dinner. Non-Participants welcome for $5 each.
  • Packet pick up. Rider must pick up own packet.
  • Last minute Registration $55 adult

05/06/2017:  Huntington’s Kitchen (911 3rd Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701)

  • 7am – 7:30am – Packet pick up and registration $55 per rider
  • Blessing of the Bikes
  • Review of the routes
  • 8am – Let the tour begin!  Police escort from Pullman Square to 6th Street bridge.

Please Note:

HELMETS ARE REQUIRED!

Participants are REQUIRED to check in at each rest stop and each rest stop will have facilities, refreshments, first aid and assistance with minor bike repairs by neighborhood bike shops and bike enthusiast. All are encouraged to carry spare tubes, pump (or CO2 cartridges) or other items they feel will be needed.

The Aid, Waterloo and Raccoon stops will accommodate those wishing to shed warmer gear. Bags will be available to place items in and will be transported to Huntington’s Kitchen for you to pick up.

  • 09:00 am – until last rider – Aid, OH rest stop.
  • 09:00 am – until last rider – Scottown, OH rest stop
  • 09:30 am – until last rider – Waterloo, OH rest stop
  • 10:00 am – until last rider – Crown City, OH rest stop
  • 10:30 am – until last rider – Raccoon Creek County Park, OH rest stop
  • 07:00 am – 06:00 pm – Huntington’s Kitchen.  All riders are expected to have completed their tours and have checked in at Huntington’s Kitchen by 6pm.

Note: Each rider must wear their wristband and bib number. No wristband, no bib, no access to rest stop.

SAG Wagons:  SAG wagons will patrol during and will sweep routes at end of tour to assist riders as needed (transportation to the nearest rest stop, minor bike repairs, minor first aid, etc.).  At 6pm, SAGs will ensure all riders have completed route.  If a rider has not completed tour by 6pm, SAG will offer ride to Huntington.  Each SAG wagon will have a sign identifying them as SAG for Loops for Hoops and each volunteer will be wearing a Loops for Hoops volunteer t-shirt.  If you require assistance and do not see a SAG wagon, call 304.522.0887, tell us where you are located and a SAG wagon will be on the way.

There are ambulances on standby should a participant require advanced assistance.  If you require emergency assistance, call 911 directly and an ambulance will be dispatched.

All rides return to Huntington’s Kitchen where post ride snacks will be available. You must check in at the end of the ride!

Please forward all your comments and questions to Velma Workman.  We are always looking for ways to improve the tour.

Now, let’s get those cranks turning!

Event Description:

Loops for Hoops Tri-State Cycling Challenge is back for its 3rd year!

This is a fund raising event for the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital located at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington, WV.

The Hoops Family Children’s Hospital (HFCH) is a 71-bed children’s hospital within Cabell Huntington Hospital, a 303-bed academic medical center in Huntington, West Virginia. Cabell Huntington is affiliated with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and cares for patients from more than 29 counties throughout West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio.

Long ago, the medical community offered children the same care and treatment they gave adults. Over the last century, caregivers came to understand that there are fundamental differences between kids and adults that are critical to the way care is provided, and specialized training is needed to diagnose and treat ill and injured children.

While pediatrics is a specialty in its own right, some pediatricians choose specialties within the field. For example, neonatologists care for premature and critically ill full-term infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or NICU. Other pediatricians might specialize in pediatric neurology, infectious diseases or cardiology. The Hoops Family Children’s Hospital is proud of the dedicated pediatricians and pediatric specialists on our staff. Our goal is to provide quality, comprehensive, patient-centered medical care to all children— from those with typical development to those with special needs who require more complex care.

Please visit the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital for more information on all we provide.