The Highground Annual Bike Tour Arrives Soon for the Southern Route

Now in its 37th year, the Heroes Ride Annual Bike Tour is the largest single annual fundraiser for The Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville. As a key fundraiser, the Heroes Ride proceeds support The Highground’s efforts to provide and improve Veterans programs like the Veterans Weekends Retreats, facilitate homeless Veteran drives, and support PTS/PTSD programs for Veterans and their families.

On Friday, July 30, 2021, the Southern Route, led by Kathy Heit and Mary Boortz, will meet at the Cottage Grove Park and Ride on exit 244 at 7am. Departing for Oxford, the group will travel 72 miles.

Saturday is rise and shine and riding for approximately 75 miles. Stopping along the way for rest breaks and lunch, they will end their day in Pittsville.

For the last leg of their journey, the Southern Route will take off bright and early on Sunday morning. Traveling 35 miles with a stop at the Clark County Humane Society, the group anticipates they will get to The Highground around 11:30am.

Once all five routes arrive, they will join together as one and proceed down the flag-lined entrance to enjoy a light lunch and short ceremony before making their way home. The Highground cordially invites guests to join them in welcoming the groups to the Park.  

Besides the fun and camaraderie of a multi-day bicycle event, each registered rider and SAG personnel will receive a 37th Annual Bike Tour t-shirt.  

The Highground thanks all the riders who have returned year after year to take part in this amazing event and looks forward to seeing new riders join. Supporters are encouraged to contact the route leader for the route they would like to join this year as soon as possible to make planning easier. Contact details and more are available online at thehighgroundheroesride.com

General questions can be directed to Bonnie Pettis at 715-743-4224 or by email to events@thehighground.us. Information about upcoming events, current news and more is available online here: thehighground.us/calendar.