Ride to mark 25th anniversary of ALS Circle Tour
25 years ago, a group of four men left on the ALS Circle Tour, snowmobiling to raise awareness and funds to fight ALS.
The Circle Tour became what is now known as the Black Woods Blizzard Tour, which has raised more than $17 million dollars.
To mark the 25th anniversary, a group of riders are re-creating the ride.
Two of them, Randy Bannor and Greg Sorenson, were on the original ride as well.
Chad Bannor, Randy’s son, will be on the 25th anniversary ride. “It’s certainly sentimental. So looking forward to sharing the experience with him and just excited to obviously share it with these guys as well,” he said.
The group will then meet up with the Black Woods Blizzard Tour, and complete that ride as well. In total, it will be nearly 2,200 miles in 10 days.
They are going to be able to reach more people about the mission.
“The reason we’re going around Lake Superior is because it’s for the people that can’t get on a snowmobile and do it. That’s why we’re doing it,” Adam Christensen said. He’s a rider as well.
Jim Crace, another rider, said, “We’re going to ride counterclockwise around Lake Superior. We’re going to make a pit stop in Sault Ste. Marie, where they have the world’s largest snowmobile race going on. And we’re going to fundraise through there.”
Duluth Lawn and Sport and Polaris are donating the sled use for the ride.
Chris Gassert, from Duluth Lawn and Sport, is another rider. “To be able to get on board with a ride and share a passion for snowmobiling for such a great cause, it’s just like a home run as a partnership. To be able to go and ride around Lake Superior is a bucket list for all of us.”
To donate: https://alscircletour.com/