Fourth annual ride planned for ALS

On Aug. 4, a small group of volunteers will start their fourth annual five-day, 100-mile ride. They refer to themselves as the “Riders of Hope.”

This ride is a fundraiser for the research of a cure and to support patients affected by Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), known as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease.”

Bernie and Chuck Flickinger formed this group in honor of their nephew and his family whom are suffering with “ALS.”

“Riders of Hope” make their 100-mile ride on horseback or on four-wheelers and this ride is accomplished rain or shine. The riders start at Berni and Chuck Flickinger’s residence and camp at Knob Hill along the Crow Wing River, Fish Lake in the Leader area and end their ride back at the Flickinger residence.

The first year “The Riders of Hope” raised $968, last year they raised $1,185.37. This year their goal is to raise $2,500.

For more information or to make a pledge, contact Bernie or Chuck Flickinger, (218) 746-3965 or send pledges to Bernadine Flickinger, 6248 116th St. S.W., Motley, MN 56466.