The Highground Annual Bike Tour Arrives Soon for the Western 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 morning, July 30, 2021, the Western Route, led by Cole Peterson, will depart from New Richmond to travel 55 miles along lightly-traveled county roads and established bike trails toward Menomonie. Cole shares, “It mostly stems around my grandpa being my role model… he has been doing the ride every year since it started and I can’t think of a better cause to raise so much money for!”

On Saturday, the group will travel 70 miles before stopping in Osseo for a much-needed rest. At 8am on Sunday morning, they will leave for The Highground. Completing the last 40 miles, they their anticipated arrival is 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.