2013 Ride For Life Looks To Add To The Over $10 Million Raised For The Vikings Children’s Fund

Posted Jun 25, 2013

The 2013 Minnesota Vikings Ride for Life Motorcycle Rally will be held on Saturday, July 20 to benefit the Vikings Children’s Fund (VCF).

Fans can sign up online via this link now through midnight on July 14.  The cost to participate is a $15 donation to the Vikings Children’s Fund. Over $20,000 in prizes including $5,000 in cash, will be awarded.

"This event is so unique because it provides our Vikings fans with the opportunity to blend their passion with motorcycles including raising dollars for Upper Midwest children," said Patrick Leopold, head of the VCF.

Day of Event registration opens at 9:00 a.m. at the Blue Heron Grill in Hugo.  Food, music and games will be present at that time, which is followed by an autograph session with Vikings Players, Alumni and Vikings Cheerleaders.

At 12:15 PM, all motorcycles will depart Hugo on a 50-mile trek to Hinckley’s Outdoor Amphitheater where the prizes will be awarded.  Non-motorcyclists are welcome to participate in the Ride for Life by following the group to Hinckley. The event is supported by the Minnesota State Patrol and local law enforcement.

"We are really fortunate to have support from the State Patrol, local law enforcement and the A.B.A.T.E of Minnesota for escorting us on this non-stop ride," Leopold said.

Since its inception in 1978, the Vikings Children’s Fund has raised over $10 million, with over $5 million supporting research at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Pediatrics.

"Much of the credit should go to all of our fans and sponsors for continuing to support this event for 19 years," Leopold said.

While players for this year's event are not yet confirmed, last year's guests included the likes of Christian Ponder, Kyle Rudolph, John Sullivan and Toby Gerhart among others. will have an updated list of players -- both current and alumni -- attending this year's event in the coming weeks.