Hope Ride

Location…All Roads Lead to Hope!hoperide_cowfee_cs4 Hope, Indiana…Hauser High School, 9273 North State Road 9, Hope, IN 47246 In the (Bermuda) triangle between Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Lousiville! Easy access from I-74, I-65, and I-70!

Welcome Friends! There’s No Place Like Hope!
The entire community of Hope rolls out the red carpet to make you feel right at home. After all, it’s a small town, and there’s not much else to do! The 30th annual Hope Ride has it all! Great music, yummy food, rural scenery, and groovy folks make this ride worth the journey. The Hope Ride provides a festival atmosphere suitable for all ages. Enjoy our diverse assortment of musical talents at rest stops along the way. Tantalize your ears with everything from Blues to Bluegrass! You’ll find yourself hanging out and tapping your clips at our rest areas. Riders really rave over Red Dog’s Petting Zoo!

Take a Trip and Never Leave the Farm!
Highlights include: Mennonite Homesteads, Historic Churches, Simmons’ Winery/450 North Brewing Co, Red Dog’s Petting Zoo, Anderson Falls Park, old iron bridges, Flat Rock River, windmills, old barns, Possum Glory, Hope’s Bandstand, the Yellow Trail Museum, Simmons’ One-Room Schoolhouse, Hartsville, and the Rural Letter Carriers Museum (Sorry Folks, this museum has been destroyed). New this year! More Shelby County than you would ever need!

So Much Food! Holy Cow! So Much Food!
Arrive Hungry! Start your day with our FunBunch Pancake Breakfast around 7:00 a.m., enjoy well-stocked SAG treats, fresh fruit, homemade cookies, refreshing beverages, slobber over our awesome lunch, and wrap it up with a cool Root Beer Float! You will not lose weight on the Hope Ride. Not responsible for bent rims or split spandex.

Proceeds Support Lots of Good Things!
All proceeds collected go directly to those in need. Area Food Pantries and to Youth Outreach Programs in the community. In 29 years, the Hope Ride has raised over $500,000 through entry fees, t-shirt sales, donations, local business sponsorships, and picking up loose change along the route. None of your money goes to pay for salaries, cars, or fancy offices.

Cows Fear Our Shirts!
Our t-shirts are guaranteed to get a thumbs-up when you wear yours in public. Unless you meet one of our many cows. They don’t have thumbs. They will give you a hoof-up. Or blow snot on you.