View images from the 20th annual Ride for Life Motorcycle Rally, which was held on July 12 to benefit the Vikings Children's Fund.
The return of summer means it's only a short time until the 21st annual Ride for Life Motorcycle Rally.
The fundraiser for the Vikings Children's Fund will be a thunderous roar of support for children in the Upper Midwest as riders roll down the highway from Hugo to Hinckley, Minnesota on Saturday, July 18.
"It's a great opportunity to get together, bring your enthusiasm and passion for motorcycles and combine that with Vikings football," Vikings Children's Fund Coordinator Pat Leopold said. "You get a chance to meet-and-greet Vikings players, enjoy motorcycles, great food and drink. We have a nice ride organized and we get great support from the state patrol."
There are two ways that riders can participate: by starting (check-in opens at 9 a.m.) at the Blue Heron Grill in Hugo (where Vikings current players, alumni and cheerleaders will have an autograph session starting at 10:30 a.m.) and departing with the group at 11:45 a.m. for Hinckley; or by riding independently to Hinckley's Outdoor Amphitheater where check-in begins at 11 a.m. and the group ride is scheduled to finish at 12:35 p.m.
The cost of participation is $15, with proceeds going to the Vikings Children's Fund. Day-of registration is available at either location, but there's an extra benefit to preregistering.
The first 300 registrants online or by mail will receive a free pair of tickets to the Vikings Aug. 22 preseason game against the Raiders. Preregistrations must be received by July 13.
A $20,000 prize party, which includes $5,000 in cash, will begin at 1 p.m. at Hinckley's Outdoor Amphitheater.
Click here to download / view the event brochure for more details.