Tricounty News

Pedal pilgrimage to Grasshopper Chapel Aug. 15

St. Gertrude's Catholic Church in Forest City is organizing a pedal pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. The trip combines spiritual and physical exercise. Bikers gather at 4 p.m. Sunday for prayer at St. Gertrude's, with additional prayer stops along the way. The pilgrimage concludes with a rosary at the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring.

To receive a registration form contact St. Gertrude's Church at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , include "Pilgrimage" in the subject, or go to

USMNRCATHSGCCS to print out a registration form.

Aug. 15, is the Feast of the Assumption in the Roman Catholic Calendar. While the prayer during the pilgrimage will reflect this theme, the pilgrimage is open to people of all faith traditions. If

St. Gertrude's is contacted by Aug. 7,

arrangements can be made to get back to Forest City. Without prearrangement, pilgrims are responsible for getting home once at Cold Spring. The Registration fee of $15 which includes a T-shirt. St. Gertrude's Church is at 31608 650th Ave. Litchfield, MN 55355. The length of the pilgrimage is just under 20 miles.