Tricounty News

Pedal Pilgrimage Aug. 15

Friday Aug. 15, a Pedal Pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring is planned.

St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church in Forest City is again organizing the annual pedal pilgrimage to the Grasshopper Chapel in Cold Spring. This 20-mile bike ride combines spiritual and physical exercise. Bikers gather at 3 p.m. Friday for prayer at St. Gertrude’s with additional prayer stops along the way. The pilgrimage concludes with a Mass 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, to print out a registration form.

Aug. 15, 2014, 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 pre-arrangement, pilgrims are responsible for getting home once at Cold Spring. The Registration fee of $10. Early bird registrants will receive a Pedal Pilgrimage Tee shirt. Pilgrims and their families are welcome to an optional $5.75 pizza dinner in Cold Spring before returning to Forest City. St. Gertrude’s Church is located at 31608 650th Ave. Litchfield, MN 55355.

Mike McNeil

Pastoral Associate,

St. Gertrude’s