Domestic Violence Ride to Remember on Saturday

The Minot Domestic Violence Crisis Center will host the sixth annual Ride to Remember this Saturday. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. at The Landing in Minot. All riders ages 21 and older are welcome to participate.

At noon riders will begin the route featuring: Idle Hour in Burlington, The Hunters Den in Foxholm, Grano Lakeside Lounge in Grano, Drinks Inc. in Mohall, Del Jr.’s in Glenburn, and return to the Landing Bar in Minot. At 6 p.m. at the Landing DVCC will provide dinner, a silent auction and live music for Ride to Remember attendees.

There are raffle tickets available for prizes such as: UND hockey tickets, Medora vacation package, $250 cash prize, Langdon Meat package, Scheel’s gift card, Miranda Nichols cosmetic tattooing, Psych-ward tattoo certificate, and a Minot Automotive auto detail package. Raffle tickets are $10 each and will be available at the registration table.

This annual fundraiser is one of the biggest fundraisers for Domestic Violence Crisis Center. Proceeds allow the agency to provide an array of services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and stalking. Services include shelter, support groups, children’s programming, transitional living apartments, and 24/7 crisis line services.

From July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 DVCC was able to provide over 3,200 safe nights of shelter to survivors of domestic violence and their children, according to a press release. That is an increase of nearly over 33 percent from the previous fiscal year. The agency is facing reductions in multiple grants for victim services in the coming months, so organizers believe the fundraiser is crucial to meeting the increasing needs of survivors in the community.