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A day of biking and prayer

Pedal Pilgrimage 2012

St. Gertrude's Catholic Church in Forest city is sponsoring a pedal pilgrimage from Forest City to

St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. This is a prayerful bike tour stopping for prayer at Watkins, St. Nicholas, and the Cold Spring Bakery, culminating with dinner in the university refectory at 6 p.m., and joining the monks of St. John's Abbey for evening prayer at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20, is Education Minnesota (MEA) weekend. This 31-mile ride will be broken up for prayer at the various Churches along the route. While the prayer will reflect the Roman Catholic tradition, this pilgrimage is open to people of all faith traditions. If St. Gertrude's is contacted by

Oct. 12, arrangements can be made to get back to Forest City. Without prearrangement, pilgrims are responsible for getting home once at Collegeville.

Pilgrims may pre-register by e-mail to St. Gertrude's This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with Pedal Pilgrimage in the subject line. Registration becomes official when a signed registration & liability waver form is accepted with a $20 fee that includes dinner at

St. John's.  

The Pilgrimage starts with prayer in St. Gertrude's Church 31608 650th Ave. Litchfield, MN.