Habitat’s 9th Construction Cruise

Riders and passengers taking part in the Itasca County Habitat for Humanity 9th Annual Construction Cruise on Aug. 22 arrived in Deer River at the end of their ride for the prize drawings that were done at the Outpost Bar & Grill. Photo by Louise H. McGregor
Riders and passengers taking part in the Itasca County Habitat for Humanity 9th Annual Construction Cruise on Aug. 22 arrived in Deer River at the end of their ride for the prize drawings that were done at the Outpost Bar & Grill. Photo by Louise H. McGregor

by Louise H. McGregor, staff writer

The Itasca County Habitat for Humanity 9th Annual Construction Cruise was held on Aug. 22. The run started at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Grand Rapids and ended at the Outpost Bar & Grill in Deer River.

“We didn’t have as many people take part in this year’s ride as we did last year because of the threatening weather,” said Wayne Roskos, ride organizer, who is also the Deer River Chamber of Commerce vice president and is on the Habitat construction planning committee. “A lot of people called me this morning canceling out.”

In 2014 there were 42 bikes with 66 participants for the eight annual ride. This year about 37 riders signed up for the ride and with passengers about 50 people took part in the event.

The riders starting in Grand Rapids took Scenic Highway 7 north to Bigfork where they took a break at the Wilderness Bar.

From there the riders headed out on Highway 38 to County Road 14 going to Highway 6, where they turned to go about 1/2 a mile to the other part of County Road 14 to travel to Highway 46 just outside of Alvwood.

After getting to that point the riders took a left onto Highway 46 and headed south to Squaw Lake, where they took a lunch break at the Fish Tales Sports Bar.

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