Ride for Rocky

Raquel Rose Rankin was in a car accident on 5-12-01 and died on 5-14-01. She was air lifted to Cardinal Glennon Hospital where she was taken care of until she died. The staff at Cardinal Glennon was amazing. Raquel was in ICU and they allowed her to have many visitors during her stay. They allowed friends and family to spend the night at the hospital and made accommodations above and beyond the call of duty. The hospitality that they showed to us all was God given and we could not have asked for Raquel to be in a better hospital. Raquel’s birthday was on August 19th so her father decided he would like to do a fundraiser to raise money for Cardinal Glennon Hospital and for Have Bible Will Travel, which was the church Raquel attended. That is how the Ride for Rocky got started in 2001. In 2010 we raised $48,000 our new goal is to raise at least $60,000. Please help us reach our goal this year. This ride is for anyone who loves kids or just loves to ride. All makes, models, cars, bikes, etc. are welcomed and encouraged!

God Bless!

Pat Rankin, Sr.

About the Ride

This is an annual benefit ride that happens every August.  We start at our Westport location and ride around to about 5 different stops around the St. Louis and St. Charles areas that have food, raffles and auction items at each stop. All proceeds go to help needy families through HBWT Ride for Rocky Fund and Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. We thank you for your interest in being a part of changing lives!


For Contributors: This is our 17th year having the Ride for Rocky fundraiser. We take all donations: checks, cash or items to raffle and auction off. Items can be anything; gift cards, gift baskets, collectibles, vacations, cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc. Each year we have had t-shirts made up with a picture of Raquel on the front and our sponsors who donate $250.00 or more on the back. If you would like your name on the back of this year’s t-shirt we would need your check or donation by August 8, 2017. We have around 2500 Ride for Rocky shirts in circulation advertising the sponsoring companies. 

More Info

If you have been moved by Rocky’s story, and want to make a financial donation, click button below to be redirected to our giving page. We also take check and cash donations through offering envelopes at any of our locations. If you would like to donate gifts or items to be auctioned or raffled, please drop them off with any HBWT Office Staff at any location. The Annual Ride for Rocky event take a lot of man power.  If you would like to give your time and help, we need volunteers for many tasks.  Please contact the office for more info.