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 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.

If you have questions about the Hike/Bike for Hospice, or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Cindy Artibee, Senior Development Officer, at cynthia.artibee@sparrow.org or by telephone at 517.364.3619. 


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 2016 Hike/Bike for Hospice Sponsors


 Presenting Sponsor

Farm Bureau Insurance


Maple Sponsor


Ari Golden


Dr. Ronald and Mrs. Carol Horowitz


Magnolia Memorial Sponsor 


Feldman's Chevrolet of Lansing


Oak Sponsor


Azzi Jewelers 




White Pine Sponsor




The Family of Irene Hathaway


Human Arc

ILMO: Marvin and Marie Smokoska  


Norm and Julie Spaulding  


Tom and Michelle Wiseman  


Walnut Sponsor

Caliber Home Loans 


Lansing Ophthalmology 



Media Sponsor


Adams Outdoor Advertising