Eighth Annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Cancer Ride to be held July 22-23 in Valley City

Join us for the 8th annual Debbie Gabel Memorial Cancer Ride on Friday, July 22, and Saturday, July 23, in Valley City.

Event organizer Rocky Gabel, who owns Gabel Masonry Construction in Valley City, founded the event in memory of his wife, Debbie, whom he lost to ovarian cancer in 2009. Hospice of the Red River Valley cared for Debbie. “Hospice provided vital support and care to my wife and my family,” Gabel said. “I see this event as an opportunity to give back and help others.” Last year, approximately 100 motorcycles registered for the ride. Net proceeds of the events benefit Hospice of the Red River Valley.

The event kicks off Friday night with a street dance from 8:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. at Boomer’s Corner Keg (264 Main St. E., Valley City) with live music by Front Fenders.

The motorcycle ride starts and ends at Boomer’s Corner Keg on Saturday. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The ride begins at noon and ends at approximately 5:30 p.m. The cost to participate is $25 per rider and $15 per co-pilot.

Supper is included in the registration fee and will be served after the ride at Boomer’s Corner Keg. The public is invited to attend for a small fee. A raffle will be held that evening at the same location.

Find more information or pre-register for the ride at www.thunderingsaints.com.