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Riding for a Cause
June 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:15 pm
23rd Annual Motorcycle Ride and Car Run
Please join us in raising money and awareness for Glacial Ridge Hospice. Ride on two wheels or cruise in four! Vehicles will follow the motorcycles. This year, the ride routes have changed due to road construction. We will still depart from the Glenwood City Park nestled along the beautiful shores of Lake Minnewaska, but change course from there. The route will wind through the scenic, rolling hills in the eastern part of our county with a stop at the Brooten Fire Hall. The shorter night ride will travel around Lake Amelia* in Villard; leaving from and returning to Glenwood City Park. See map below.
Schedule of Events
11a Lunch & Registration
1p Hospice Ride *
9p Hospice Night Ride Around Lake Amelia*
* The afternoon ride is approximately two hours and 45 minutes long with a break half-way at Brooten Fire Hall. Refreshments and drawings for prizes are held after the ride returns to the park around 3:45 p. The night ride is 37 minutes long. Click to view both maps and approximate intersection times.
Cost: Free-will donation
We appreciate our Event Sponsor:
Save some time at the registration table by completing the form below or download ride registration and release form and mail it back. Early registration is appreciated, but same-day registration is always welcome.
The ride benefits Glacial Ridge Hospice through FREE-WILL DONATIONS that directly support the hospice patients and their families. We greatly appreciate your donation to the wonderful cause.
If registering online and wish to make a donation, you can do so at the event or mail a check to Glacial Ridge Hospice, 10 Fourth Ave SE, Glenwood, MN 56334. Thank you for supporting our patients and their families!
Get your 23rd annual ride gear!
No trip to the Hospice Ride is complete without an official shirt or hat. T-shirts and hats will be available for purchase at the hospice office and at the registration table the day of the event while they last.
If you can’t join us this year, but wish to donate to Glacial Ridge Hospice, you may send a check to Glacial Ridge Hospice, 10 Fourth Ave SE, Glenwood, MN 56334.
Thank you for your support!
From its first rumble to the 23rd Annual Ride and Car Run
The Pope County Hospice Ride was started in 1997 by a small group of individuals: Lonnie and Marsha Armstrong, Ivan Fossen, and Jim Tank. The first ride took place in Villard near American Iron and gradually moved to the Villard Fire Hall as the event grew. At that time, the organizers provided lunch and area businesses donated cash and merchandise for drawings. Since its beginning, many more volunteers and contributors became involved. A group of local bikers formed a committee of approximately 10 members after the 4th year and moved the ride to the Glenwood City Park to accommodate the growing number of riders and the ride became Riding for a Cause.
For those who wanted to feel the wind in their hair as they cruised along the ride route – on four wheels instead of 2 or 3 – cars were added to the lineup in 2015 and the annual ride became Riding for a Cause Motorcycle Ride and Car Run. All cars are welcome – daily drivers to hot rods. The cars follow the motorcycles for optimal safety.
We have the same goals today as the original organizers. The annual event is a fundraiser for Glacial Ridge Hospice (formerly Pope County Hospice). The ride and activities have always been a community event with free-will donations so everyone can participate. For safety and fun for all, alcoholic beverages are not allowed.
What is hospice?
For patients whose illness is no longer responding to aggressive curative therapies, hospice addresses all the symptoms of the disease with special emphasis on controlling the patient’s pain and discomfort. The goal of hospice is to improve the quality of the patient’s last days and weeks of life by offering comfort and dignity. The hospice team also helps people manage the emotional, social, and spiritual impact of the disease on the patient and those close to them.
The patient’s care team is comprised of physicians, nurses, aides, social workers, spiritual caregivers, counselors, therapists, and volunteers – all of whom are specially trained to provide pain and symptom management for the patient and support for the family. Because each individual and family have unique needs, a hospice team works with the patient and their family to develop a personalized care plan.
At Glacial Ridge Hospice, we cover a 30-mile radius from our office and have an RN on call, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For more information, contact us at 320.634.2221.