The latter will take place Saturday, one week in advance of players checking in for the start of training camp.
For those who want to ride with current and former Vikings to help raise money for kids with cancer – or follow along at a respectful distance – several current and former Vikings players will make a mini-Sturgis style run up I-35 from the north metro to Hinckley’s outdoor amphitheater.
Day-of-the-event registration will open a 9 a.m. at the Blue Heron Grill in Hugo and 11 a.m. at the Hinckley Amphitheater. The cost is a $15 donation to the Vikings Children’s Fund. More than $20,000 in prizes, including a $5,000 cash prize for one lucky winner, will be part of the festivities.
The motorcycle portion of the rally will leave at 11:45 a.m., arriving in Hinckley at 1 p.m. The event up I-35 will be supported by the Minnesota State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement along the rally route.
The Ride For Life is a marquee event that the Vikings put on each year to fundraise for children’s charities and, unlike the Arctic Blast event, the weather conditions will be markedly better than the Blast festivities. Former Vikings Ben Leber, Bob Lurtsema, Greg Coleman and Ted Brown will participate, along with Vikings cheerleaders and mascot Viktor the Viking.
For more information, go to www.vikings.com or call the event line at 952-828-6577.