Heartspring is hosting the 12th annual PedalFest bike ride on Saturday, August 22, 2015. PedalFest is a one-day bike ride starting at Heartspring’s campus with routes through and around Wichita, KS.
With a 100K, 50K, 25K distance rides and 5-mile Family Ride, there is a route for every level of rider. Woven within each route are Supply and Gear (SAG) stops for support and mechanical assistance to ensure rider safety. After finishing their PedalFest route, riders are invited to join in the Post-Event Celebration back at Heartspring’s campus for lunch, a beer garden, live music, sponsor and vendors booths, and an awards presentation.
PedalFest benefits Heartspring Pediatric Services Financial Assistance Fund. This program awards local children with special needs in our community the opportunity to receive the therapies and tools needed to become the most independent they can be.
Last year, Heartspring Pediatric Services met the outpatient therapy needs of over 900 children with developmental delays and disabilities. The Financial Assistance Program, which is partially funded by PedalFest proceeds, distributed more than $101,000 in discounted or free therapies to 135 of these families.
Heartspring has had the honor of being one of the nation's top facilities serving children with special needs for more than 80 years. Originating in Wichita, Heartspring has grown to help children across the nation and around the world. Our mission, in partnership with parents, professionals and the community, is to help children with special needs learn and grow on a path to a more independent life. Children with special needs make great strides towards greater independence every day through programs and services offered by Heartspring.