The eight annual Ole’s Ride is Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017. The event is in memory of Ole Barten, who lost his battle to cancer in February 2011. Hospice of the Red River Valley cared for Ole during his last months, and the family wanted to use the event as a way to give back to an organization that cares for so many families in the area.
Registration is 10-11:30 a.m. at Billy’s Corner Bar in Vergas, and the ride kicks at noon. The cost is $25 per bike, $15 for an additional rider, and includes a T-shirt, meal and chances at door prizes at each stop. A meal and live music by the Fat Cats and David Lee follow the ride.
As a part of the event, there is a bike show and pre-registration on Friday, Aug. 25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Contact Jess Sonnenberg at (218) 849-8995 or Justin Helmke (218) 371-6432 with questions. For more information visit the Ole’s Ride Facebook page.