Motorcycle riders from throughout southern Minnesota will be participating in the 15th annual The “Cruise” motorcycle benefit ride for the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester this Sunday (July 26th).

To date, over 14,000 riders and sponsors have donated their time and money to the Ronald McDonald House, touching the lives of nearly 17,000 families who call the House their home-away-from-home while staying in Rochester while their children receive medical treatment.

The ride is held rain or shine and is open to all makes of motorcycles. It is the largest motorcycle benefit ride in Southeast Minnesota with an estimated 1,500 riders involved in the event this year. The “Cruise” welcomes all motorcyclists in the area to participate in this benefit event.

(Ronald McDonald House Cruise)

REGISTRATION: Registration for the event is from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. at the Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) Sports Arena. Cost is $25 per rider. Pre-registration is also available online. Participants who pre-register online this year will save $5 per rider. The “Cruise” T-shirts will be available for $10 and raffle tickets will be available with a grand prize of $1,000 cash.

ROUTE: This year, The “Cruise” is a three-stop ride. Stops along the 158-mile route include Fountain, Rushford and Mabel, MN. Food and water are available at every stop.

PARADE: At 5:30 p.m. a police-escorted motorcycle parade will start at RCTC and travel to the Ronald McDonald House. Over 700 caring motorcyclists will participate in the parade with a Rochester fire truck leading the way. At the House, refreshments and dessert will be provided for riders. A check to the Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, MN will be donated following a short program from The “Cruise” committee.

MORE INFORMATION: For more information on The “Cruise”, including contact information, auction items, registration information, pledge sheets and more, visit The "Cruise" website.