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2013 Pedal Pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring

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 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, for prayer at St. Gertrude’s with additional prayer stops along the way. The pilgrimage concludes with Mass at the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. 

The Grasshopper Chapel, formally know as Assumption Chapel, was built upon Chapel Hill overlooking Cold Spring in thanksgiving for relief from the devastating Minnesota Grasshopper Plagues of the 1870s. While the prayer of the pilgrimage reflects the Catholic tradition, people from all faith traditions are invited to participate in this 20-bike ride.

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 to print out a registration form. Pilgrims may want to make arrangements to return to St. Gertrude’s after Mass. Registration fee of $10, optional tee shirt $12, and optional pizza and drink in Cold Spring after Mass. St. Gertrude’s Church is located at
31608 650th Ave. Litchfield, Minn.