The third annual GRASP Motorcycle Ride for Life is being held July 15 to raise awareness and money to combat suicide in southwestern Minnesota.

The ride will start at Jackpot Junction in Morton, with registration at 9 a.m. and kickstands up at 10 a.m. The ride will head east to Morgan and New Ulm, then south to Hanska and west to the Comfrey Bar and Grill for a late lunch (paid for individually). Riders will leave on their own after lunch. The cost to participate is $25 per bike, but no rider will be turned away.

“The ride is a great time to support suicide prevention efforts directly in our community,” said Jenny Scoates, GRASP board member and ride coordinator.

Proceeds from the event will go to GRASP – Greater Redwood Area Suicide Prevention to fund suicide prevention and education in the Redwood area and southwestern Minnesota communities. 

GRASP is dedicated to eliminating suicide through support, education and resources to those affected by mental illness.

 In 2013, a small group of passionate individuals working on the front lines of suicide prevention and mental health banded together to create a sustainable effort to help our community. GRASP is evolving into a strong organization with a dedicated base of community support.

As GRASP continues to grow, it is working with healthcare, mental health, education, religion and parent advocates to create a comprehensive suicide prevention resource for the greater Redwood Falls community.

The public is encouraged to support the riders along the route and to be cautious if traveling during the ride.