Rumsey Ride for STARS this weekend
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.