Welcome Friends! There's No Place Like Hope!
The entire community of Hope rolls out the red carpet to make you feel right at home. After all, it's a small town, and there's not much else to do! The 32th annual Hope Ride has it all! Great music, yummy food, rural scenery, and groovy folks make this ride worth the journey. The Hope Ride provides a festival atmosphere suitable for all ages. Enjoy our diverse assortment of musical talents at rest stops along the way. Tantalize your ears with everything from Blues to Bluegrass! You’ll find yourself hanging out and tapping your clips at our rest areas. Riders really rave over Red Dog's Petting Zoo!
Take a Trip and Never Leave the Farm!
Highlights include: The Historic Moscow Covered Bridge, Scenic St. Paul, Mennonite Homesteads, Historic Churches, Simmons’ Winery/450 North Brewing Co, Red Dog's Petting Zoo, Anderson Falls Park, old iron bridges, Flat Rock River, windmills, old barns, Possum Glory, Hope’s Bandstand, the Yellow Trail Museum, Simmons’ One-Room Schoolhouse, Hartsville, and the Rural Letter Carriers Museum - Soon to be open in its new home!
So Much Food! Holy Cow! So Much Food! Did You Say Brunch?
Arrive Hungry! Start your day with Coffee and Donuts 7:30 a.m. Along the way enjoy well-stocked SAG treats, fresh fruit, homemade cookies, and refreshing beverages. New this year BRUNCH! Brunch will be served on the Hope Town Square. Treat yourself after the ride with a cool Root Beer Float! You will not lose weight on the Hope Ride. Not responsible for bent rims or split spandex.
Proceeds Support Lots of Good Things!
All proceeds collected go directly to those in need. Area Food Pantries, Dollars for Scholars, Volunteer Fire Departments, and to Youth Outreach Programs in the community. In 31 years, the Hope Ride has raised over $750,000 through entry fees, t-shirt sales, donations, local business sponsorships, and picking up loose change along the route. None of your money goes to pay for salaries, cars, or fancy offices.
Cows Fear Our Shirts!
Our t-shirts are guaranteed to get a thumbs-up when you wear yours in public. Unless you meet one of our many cows. They don't have thumbs. They will give you a hoof-up. Or blow snot on you. New: A Cycling Utopia
Hope Ride Schedule of Events for 2019 (please note changes to schedule!)
Saturday, September 21st
- Registration Opens 7:30.
- Riders Having a Ball 7:30-4:00.
- Riders may begin any time between 7:30-9:00 a.m.
* NEW 2019 * Brunch instead of Lunch
- — served on the Hope Town Square 9:00 am -2:00 pm.
* NEW 2019 * St. Paul Street Party! Our SAG stop on 35-100 mile routes will be rocking!
- Root Beer Floats served after the ride.
- Showers available after Ride until 3:00.
SAG Service ends 3:00.
- Date: September 21, 2019
Distances: 13, 35, 50, 58, 100 miles
City, State: Hope, Indiana
Start Location: Hauser High School
Start Time: 7:30 am
Online Information: http://hoperide.org