The Dawson Strong Ride route.

The Dawson Strong Ride route.

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.

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