Lake Wobegon Regional Trail Ride
The eigth annual Lake Wobegon® Regional Trail Ride, a family fun event (not a race), will wind its way through the communities along the Lake Wobegon Regional Trail starting in St. Joseph and ending in Sauk Centre on Saturday, September 7, 2013. This biking event promises to draw hundreds of riders to our Central Minnesota community for a day of family fun and exercise in behalf of a great cause—helping some of our area’s children.
Donation to ride is $30, $35 day of the ride. Additional fund raising is encouraged, but not required. Ask family, friends, and/or neighbors if they would like to contribute to this great cause. (If you choose to do additional fund raising we have provided a pledge sheet for your use.)
The primary beneficiary of the Lake Wobegon® Ride is Catholic Charities St. Cloud Children’s Home, a residential treatment home for youth at risk, ages 8-18, who are receiving individual/family counseling and learning healthy coping skills at a critical time in their adolescence. The St. Cloud Children’s Home enables young people who are at-risk to have an opportunity to turn their lives around. These children come to the Children’s Home having previously experienced multiple failures in their family, school, and/or community. The St. Cloud Children’s Home has a long tradition serving children in need.
Donations to the Lake Wobegon® Ride are of two kinds: undesignated and designated. Undesignated gifts go directly to the Children’s Home. Designated gifts allow riders to name a local participating faith community, those actively supporting the effort with volunteers and fundraising, which will receive up to 50% of the designated gift, with the other half supporting the Children’s Home.
The local participating faith communities which will get to determine how proceeds they recieve will best benefit their immediate area. Thanks to volunteer workers, who are donating their time, skills and the materials needed, all of the proceeds from the Ride will be allocated for charitable purposes.
After August 31, you are still welcome to ride, but please register the day of the event at an official starting point along the trail.
Choose one of three official starting places along I-94:
• St. Joseph (check in at 8:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. start)
• Avon (check in between 10 and 10:30 a.m.)
• Melrose (check in between 10 and 10:30 a.m.)
Click here to download a printable registration form. Complete pre-registration forms with payment must be returned and postmarked by August 20, 2013. After August 31, please register the day of the event.
Please make checks out to: Lake Wobegon Trail Ride. Mail checks and forms to: Chuck Rieland, Attn: Lake Wobegon Trail Ride, P.O. Box 73, Melrose, MN 56352.
St. Cloud Children's Home
1726 7th Ave S
St. Cloud, MN 56301
Ph: 800.830.8254, ext 1500