Hyattsville Cyclocross raises $3,000 for Special Olympics -- Gazette.Net


The organizers of the fourth annual Hyattsville Cyclocross event raised $3,000 for Prince George’s County’s Special Olympics.

The event was held in Magruder Park in October 2012 and featured 500 cyclists of varying ages and skill levels, who rode and carried their bikes through mixed terrains. Money for the county’s Special Olympics came from registration and concession fees raised by the event, said Bill Schieken, one of the race directors.

The city of Hyattsville and Arrow Bicycles, a bicycle shop on Baltimore Avenue, sponsored the event.

“We are excited to have raised the money and have the city of Hyattsville as a partner,” Schieken said.