Ski Utah Press Release

Public Relations Director

National Ability Center Invites Bikers of All Abilities to 2016 Summit Challenge

One in Five Riders Participating in Challenge Ride with a Disability

PARK CITY, UT (July 11, 2016) – To demonstrate the tenacity, power and will of cyclists of all abilities, the National Ability Center is hosting its annual Summit Challenge on Saturday, August 27, 2016. The Summit Challenge is a bicycle road ride that offers three different course lengths: 102 miles, 52 miles and 16 miles, with all proceeds from the event supporting National Ability Center programs and services. 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.” 

All Summit Challenge rides start and end at the National Ability Center, 1000 Ability Way, in Park City, Utah. Cyclists are fully supported throughout the rides as they pedal on paved roads through the mountains and valleys in Wasatch and Summit counties. Riders are rewarded with stunning views of the Jordanelle Reservoir, Deer Valley, Mt. Timpanogos and the Uintah and Wasatch-Cache National Forests. 

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 with early bird pricing available through July 1.  

For more information about the Summit Challenge or photos from last year's race, please contact Christa Graff with Graff Public Relations, LLC, at 435.640.7921 or Additional information about the National Ability Center is available at


About the National Ability Center

The National Ability Center empowers individuals of all abilities by building self-esteem, confidence and lifetime skills through sport, recreation and educational programs. Located in Park City, Utah, it is one of the leading community programs in the country that provides sports and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The National Ability Center is recognized as a chapter of Disabled Sports USA and a US Paralympic Sports Club. World-class facilities and program excellence have also elevated the National Ability Center to be a premier provider and partner in the delivery of programs directly supported by the Wounded Warrior Project and the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship. The National Ability Center provides more than 28,000 experiences each year. For more information, visit