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Riding for a Cause
June 18 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
26th Annual Motorcycle Ride and Car Run
Riding For a Cause is back! We are returning to the fully in-person event – gathering together for lunch and traveling the open road in honor and remembrance of our hospice patients and their families.
Please join us in raising money and awareness for Glacial Ridge Hospice on Saturday, June 18. Ride on two wheels or cruise in four! The ride departs from Glenwood City Park along the beautiful shores of Lake Minnewaska and winds through the scenic, rolling hills of Pope County. Classic cars and sports cars will follow the motorcycles.
The full event includes commemorative t-shirts, lunch in the park, the ride and car run, a chance at raffles and door prizes, and a night ride!
Schedule of Events
All events take place at City Park along the beautiful shores of Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood, MN.
- 11:00 a.m. Lunch & Registration
- 1:00 p.m. Hospice Ride and Car Run
- 9:00 p.m. Night Ride around Lake Minnewaska
Please note that the event times listed are subject to change. The afternoon ride is approximately two hours and 30 minutes long, with a break halfway at Brink’s in Swift Falls for water and non-alcoholic beverages. Upon returning to the park around 3:30 pm, enjoy refreshments while the ride committee draws for prizes from community supporters. The night ride is approximately 45 minutes.
Maps & Intersection Times
Join us for the Night Ride around Lake Minnewaska! Download the Night Ride Route Map.
Be aware: The Minnesota Department of Transportation and Pope County are partnering on a project to build an overpass at Hwy 29 and Hwy 55. Besides getting to City Park in Glenwood from the North, construction will not affect the Hospice Ride.
Cost: Free-will donation
100% of the proceeds raised by the Hospice Ride go directly to enhance care for our hospice and palliative care patients. In addition, Glacial Ridge Hospice provides bereavement care/grief support and works to increase awareness of available hospice and palliative services.
Thank you for all of your continued support for hospice patients and their families. We’d also like to thank our corporate sponsor for their annual donation to this important cause.
If you can’t join us this year, but wish to donate, you may send a check to Glacial Ridge Hospice, 10 Fourth Ave SE, Glenwood, MN 56334. We appreciate your support! We hope you get an opportunity to get out and go for a ride or drive in honor and remembrance of our hospice patients and their families.
Save some time at the registration table by completing the form online or download and print a Registration Form. Early registration is appreciated, but same-day registration is always welcome.
The ride benefits Glacial Ridge Hospice through FREE-WILL DONATIONS that directly support hospice patients and their families. If you register online and wish to donate, you can do so at the event or mail a check to Glacial Ridge Hospice, 10 Fourth Ave SE, Glenwood, MN 56334. We greatly appreciate your donation to the wonderful cause.
Get your 26th annual ride gear!
No trip to the Hospice Ride is complete without an official shirt. T-shirts will be available for purchase at the hospice office prior to the event and at the registration table while they last. Download and print the Pre-Order Form today and choose from several options: t-shirts, ladies’ tank tops and v-neck t-shirts, hoodies, and long-sleeve crewneck shirts! Please mail the form and a check for payment to Glacial Ridge Hospice, 10 Fourth Ave SE, Glenwood, MN 56334. Pre-order deadline is May 31, 2022.
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! Every dollar makes a difference.
From its first rumble to the 26th 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 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. 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.