Hope Ride: Meet interesting and unusual people. Enjoy our tours of the charming and picturesque Duck Creek Valley! A great ride for great causes!
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Hauser HS, Hope, IN
All Proceeds collected from the Hope Ride support really great things like Dollars For Scholars, Hope Summer Playground Boys and Girls Little League Baseball and Softball, Relay for Life, Youth Outreach Programs, Food Pantries chosen by our Riders, and Many More Good Wholesome Endeavors. The Hope Ride has given away over $375,000.00 and was instrumental in growing the Hope Area Food Bank Endowment Fund to over $100,000.00! In 25years, the Hope Ride has raised all this cabbage through entry fees, t-shirt sales, donations, local business sponsorships, and picking up loose change along the route. None of your money goes to pay for salaries, cars, or fancy offices.
Join the Hope Ride Team Fun! Start your team today..be a captain! Biggest team takes home $2,000.00 for their local Food Pantry! Second and Third Place win some dough ($500) for their Food Pantry!
All teams of 20 or more Riders Win $200 for their favorite Food Pantry!
Get friendly with us on the Facebook thing…we offer Registration discounts and contests to win swell prizes.
Get your Graze On! Make Hope your last blast of Summer! Riders love us...We love Riders...It's quite bike-romantic! The Hope Ride is a utopian cycling extravaganza. It's the ride of tomorrow. Flying bicycles, anti-gravity water bottles, amazing wind reversing machines, holographic maps, and rainbows and lollipops for all! Be sure to pet our unicorn at Red Dog’s Petting Zoo!
Hope, Indiana...Hauser High School, 9273 North State Road 9, Hope, IN 47246 In the (Bermuda) triangle between Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Louisville!
The entire community of Hope rolls out the red carpet to make you feel right at home. After all, it's a small town, and there's not much else to do! A great ride for many great causes. The 26th annual Hope Ride has it all! Great music, yummy food, rural scenery, and groovy folks make this ride worth the journey. The Hope Ride provides a festival atmosphere suitable for all ages. Enjoy our diverse assortment of musical talents at rest stops along the way. Tantalize your ears with everything from Blues to Bluegrass! You’ll find yourself hanging out and tapping your clips at our rest areas. Riders really rave over Red Dog's Petting Zoo!
Highlights include: Mennonite Homesteads, Historic Churches, Simmons’ Winery, Red Dog's Petting Zoo, Anderson Falls Park, old iron bridges, Flat Rock River, windmills, old barns, Possum Glory, Hope’s Bandstand, the Yellow Trail Museum, Simmons’ One-Room Schoolhouse, Hartsville, and the Rural Letter Carriers Museum.
Arrive Hungry! Start your day with our Dollars for Scholars Pancake Breakfast around 7:00 a.m., enjoy well-stocked SAG treats, fresh fruit, homemade cookies, refreshing beverages, slobber over our awesome lunch, and wrap it up with a cool Root Beer Float! Legal Disclaimer: You will not lose weight on the Hope Ride. Not responsible for bent rims or split spandex.
Our t-shirts are guaranteed to get a thumbs-up when you wear yours in public. Unless you meet one of our many cows. They don't have thumbs. They will give you a hoof-up. Or blow snot on you.
“As feedback for the Hope Ride, once again all of our riders are amazed at the great ride you and your team puts on. We look forward to the next 25 years.” Kevin
“You put on a world class event! Even with the increased numbers this year, I never experienced any shortages and the service vehicles were always around and visible. Staff at all stops were friendly, courteous, and just plain fun! The placement of food and rest stops is perfect and I think the use of 4 different 25 mile loops is just genius! Keep up the great work!” Frank
"It was Wonderful!" Penny
"Such a great & well put together ride! This was my first Hope Ride; as well as my husband, sister (my sister & I in the photo), father & mother-in-law, brother-in-law, and our two sons. We were going to do the Century but the winds decided that 75 miles was enough. The route was a perfect mix of flat and mild climbs, well -marked, and very scenic. I will definitely do this again next year; hopefully without the wind :) Thank you to everyone who makes this happen!!" Kimberly
“Very good ride, and thanks to you and everyone that played a part...!” Scott