On Saturday, Aug. 1, Hennepin Healthcare Foundation will present the Dawson Strong Ride. The ride is an annual event in memory of Dawson VanPortfliet who died June 4, 2015.
Registration is at 9 a.m. at The Landing in Aitkin with the ride starting at 11 a.m. There is a cost to participate. The cost includes a dinner of pulled pork sandwiches with coleslaw and chips after the ride at Block North Brew Pub, Aitkin.
Bikes and/or automobiles are welcome to ride and everyone is invited to attend the dinner. Other attractions to the event include a bike show and classic rock provided by “Electric Steel.”
All proceeds will be donated to the Hennepin Health Foundation and will benefit children and their families in the trauma centers.