Ponder, Others To Attend Vikings Ride For Life Motorcycle Rally This Weekend

Posted by Mike Wobschall on July 17, 2012 – 9:34 am

The 2012 Minnesota Vikings Ride for Life Motorcycle Rally will be held this Saturday, July 21 and QB Christian Ponder headlines the contingent of current and former players who will be on-hand.

The 18th annual Ride for Life, which benefits the Vikings Children’s Fund (VCF), will begin at the Blue Heron Grill in Hugo, Minnesota.  Ponder will be joined there by teammates Toby Gerhart, John Sullivan and D’Aundre Reed, along with Vikings alumni Ted Brown, Stu Voigt and others. The Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders and team mascot Viktor will also be present.

Day of Event registration opens at 9:00 a.m. at the Blue Heron Grill and at Hinckley’s Amphitheater at 12:30 p.m. 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.

At 1:00 p.m., 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.

For more information, visit or call the event line at (952) 828-6577.

Since 1978, nearly $10 million has been raised for the VCF with over $5 million allocated to support research at the University of Minnesota’s Department of Pediatrics.

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