Rum­sey Ride for STARS this week­end

The Drumheller Mail - - REAL ESTATE - Kyle Smylie The Drumheller Mail

The long­est run­ning charity event for STARS Air Am­bu­lance will mark 27 years this Sunday as the Rum­sey Ride for STARS rides on again, and will be bump­ing up their al­ready stag­ger­ing $673,000 raised to date for the emer­gency ser­vice.

Be­tween 10 and noon Sunday, Au­gust 7, rid­ers will meet at the TL Bar Ranch near Trochu and set off on a three­hour scenic horse trail which over­looks the Red Deer River val­ley, but not un­til filling up on break­fast pro­vided by the Rum­sey Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment.

This year, or­ga­niz­ers have made ef­forts to cre­ate an even more com­fort­able and en­joy­able ride by al­low­ing par­tic­i­pants to leave as they wish be­tween 10 and noon to avoid a large group. There will also be a half­way turn­back point for those wish­ing to keep their ride short.

From noon to 2 pm, Gooch’s Gang Llunch will be roasted hot dogs for the starved rid­ers re­turn­ing from the dusty trail, and with a spec­tac­u­lar beef sup­per start­ing at 4 pm and served up by the Coun­try Cook­ers.

No pre-reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired, and or­ga­niz­ers are ask­ing a min­i­mum pledge of $20 in the morn­ing be­fore the ride.

Camp­ing is avail­able from Satur­day noon un­til Sunday night, do­nated to the Rum­sey Ride free of charge.

The TL Bar Ranch is lo­cated 16 km east of Trochu on High­way 585, or just north of the Tol­man Bridge. There will be signs posted.

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