The 12th Annual Ole’s Ride is Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021. 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. All proceeds benefit Hospice of the Red River Valley.
The ride kicks off from Billy’s Corner Bar in Vergas 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, silent auction and live music by the Matt Aakre & Dirty Little Secret follow the ride. As a part of the event, there is a bike show and pre-registration on Friday, Aug. 20 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. To register for the ride, contact Jessica Sonnenberg at (218) 849-8995 or firstname.lastname@example.org.