LOGAN, W.Va. — The Third Annual Dignity Hospice Charity Trail Ride is set to kick off Saturday, July 23.
Proceeds from the event will go to benefit hospice patients across the coalfields.
Trina Lester, with Dignity Hospice, explained, “We are very excited to once again be able to invite everyone to come enjoy the beauty of our southern West Virginia hills while also supporting care for hospice patients in Logan, Boone, Mingo, Lincoln and Wayne counties.”
Registration for the event will cost $15 and will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 23 at the Tractor Supply in Logan near the new Bear Wallow Trail Connector, and each rider will receive a t-shirt with their registration.
The trail ride will also feature a “poker run” where, at certain way-points, riders can collect a playing card.
Eventually, riders will collect enough cards to represent a poker hand, and the rider with the best hand will win a prize.
The event will feature raffles for prizes like free wings for a year from Quaker Steak and Lube, a night at the lodge in Chief Logan State Park and vouchers for a free dinner and a movie.
Several local businesses have stepped forward to help with the event. Lester noted she would like to thank Jack Baisden of the Four Seasons Country Store, Tractor Supply Company, Mountain State Harley Davidson, Eddie Keefer of Keefer’s of Logan and Rt. 119 Power Sports.
Lester also noted the Chapmanville Fire Department will be cooking at the event and the Logan Police Department and Logan Fire Department will be on hand ensuring the safety of riders and event-goers.
Lester added large groups can call to preregister at 304-784-3164.
Helmets are always required when utilizing the Hatfield and McCoy Trail system. For more information about the rules and regulations around the trail system, visit www.trailsheaven.com.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 or by email at [email protected]