Samaritan Ministries to host 10th annual Tour de Llama on June 22

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 25, 2024

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EAST BEND — Samaritan Ministries will host its 10th annual Tour de Llama bike ride and fundraiser at Divine Llama Vineyards in East Bend on June 22. All proceeds raised through rider registrations and sponsorships will help Samaritan Ministries provide food, shelter and hope through Christian love.

Riders can choose 21-, 38- and 60-mile routes that ride through rural Yadkin County. All rides will begin at 8:30 a.m. After their rides, riders and attendees (families and friends) are welcome to stay at Divine Llama for food trucks, wine tasting, music and of course, seeing the llamas.

The registration fee per rider is $40, and participants must be at least 18 years old. Registration is available at and must be completed by 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. All cyclists must pre-register and complete the required online waiver forms before the cutoff.

“Tour de Llama is not only about fellowship and fun but also about helping your neighbors who are in need. Funds raised help provide food and shelter during the hot summer months when our donations typically decline,” said Jan Kelly, Samaritan Ministries executive director. “Our guests don’t get to take a summer vacation but count on us when summer heat drains them and puts their health at risk. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on June 22 when we can all come together and make a difference.”

Arbor Investment Advisors is the presenting sponsor of the event. In addition, Ken’s Bike Shop, Divine Llama Vineyards and several other partners make this event possible. Sponsorships are available in four tier levels — Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Visit the Samaritan Ministries website for more information at or contact Robin Stone at 336-448-2668 or

Samaritan Ministries’ goal this year is to raise $42,500.