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
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.
Ultimate Bounce Inflatables
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
Capital Area Muscle Car Club
Farm Bureau Insurance
Doris Grant Family
Dr. Ronald and Mrs. Carol Horowitz
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
Caliber Home Loans
Mark A. Harvey
Maurer's Textile Services