The Hike/Bike for Hospice is a touching tribute to those who have ended life's journey. Memorial pickets line the pathway of Granger Meadows Park as the hikers walk: a lasting memorial to those we honor every year with love. Join us and hike or bike for remembrance and reflection. All participants will enjoy great music, wonderful food, and family-centered activities.


We'd like to extend a very special thank you for everyone who attend, volunteer their time or services, or generously sponsor the 2015 Hike/Bike for Hospice. This beloved event would not be possible without your support.We are so proud to celebrate over 30 years of dedication to Sparrow Hospice Services!



7:30 a.m.                    30 mile Bike Registration (You may begin your bike ride immediately after registering/checking in.) 

10:00 a.m.                   Hike and Kids Bike/Run Registration

11:00 a.m.                   Opening Ceremonies

11:30 a.m.                   Hike begins

12:00 p.m.                   Children's Bike/Run begins


Children's Bike/Run

Registration fee: $25.00*

Age groups:        4-6 year olds: bike 1 mile and run 0.5 mile

                         7-10 year olds: bike 2 miles and run 1 mile 

*The Children's Bike/Run registration fee also allows children to hike, with parents, during the Hike/Bike event as well.  



 30 Mile Bike

  • We are offering a 30 mile bike route. Please note: this route has been carefully mapped out by our Biking Sub-Committee.
  • Please note that the bike routes will start and finish at Granger Meadows Park. 
  • ALL bikers are invited to join hikers for the opening ceremony after their ride.
  • There will be SAG support and 2 rest stops along the way.
  • Helmets are required. 



Order a picket in memory of your loved one for 2016.  





Children's Activities: 

           Ultimate Bounce Inflatables

           Face Painting

           Potter Park Petting Zoo   




Additional Hike/Bike Pathway Activities:


Remembrance Room. A special place to remember loved ones. Please bring a framed photo for display.


Picket Fence Memorial. Keep a loved one's memory alive by purchasing a fence picket. These pickets will line the path of the hikers every year.


Music Therapy. Musical instruments for attendees to play, courtesy of Marshall Music


Proceeds from the Hike/Bike for Hospice help to support hospice care for terminally ill individuals with limited or no health insurance. To explore sponsorship opportunities, please click here


Our unique and caring offerings:

  • Final dream fulfillment
  • Vigil companions
  • Music therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Life stories
  • Pet therapy

Funds raised to support the following areas of Sparrow Hospice:

  • Bereavement support services
  • Hospice staff education
  • New equipment and technology
  • Charity care for the uninsured
  • Complimentary therapies
  • Rooftop garden


 Thank You to our Generous 2015 Hike/Bike for Hospice Sponsors


Presenting Circle of Life Sponsor


Feldman's Bud Kouts Chevrolet


Quality of Life  


Mid-Michigan ParrotHead Club 


Maple Sponsor


Capital Area Muscle Car Club


Farm Bureau Insurance


Doris Grant Family


Dr. Ronald and Mrs. Carol Horowitz


Oak Sponsor


Azzi Jewelers 



Michigan State University Federal Credit Union




IMO: William D. and Margaret E. Sullivan


White Pine Sponsor


KI Technology Group 


Mint City Jammers 



Morgan Stanley Wealth Management 



IMO: Marvin and Marie Smokoska


Norm and Julie Spaulding 

Tom and Michelle Wiseman


IMO Joseph "Bup" Yurek


Walnut Sponsor

Caliber Home Loans


  Mark A. Harvey


Lansing Ophthalmology 



Maurer's Textile Services