Tricounty News

Pedal Pilgrimage 2009

Forest City to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14.

This is a prayerful bike tour sponsored by St. Gertrude's Catholic Church in Forest City, where the pilgrimage begins at 31608 650th Avenue, Litchfield, to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. The bike tour will travel along CASH 2, stopping for prayer in Watkins and St. Nicholas, culminating with rosary and Mass at the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

This is the eve of 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.

Registration: 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 and liability waver form is accepted with a $15 fee.