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Bikers rev up for Tomahawk Fall Ride


TOMAHAWK (WAOW) -- Roughly 40,000 motorcyclists and enthusiasts are expected to ride into Tomahawk over the next few days.

The 30th annual Tomahawk Fall Ride kicks off Wednesday. Money raised from it goes to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Chris Banks decided to check out the event for the first time this year.

"I think it's a great place for it," said Banks. "Harley Davidson's right here, and it's good for the community."

The Fall Ride is expected to attract 40,000 people—a boom for Tomahawk and for other areas.

"It triples, about, our business as well as brings in additional staff," said Bret Stegeman, sales manager at Harley Davidson of Wausau. Workers there stay busy at the store and at the event in Tomahawk, where they hold a display tent and a service area.

"This one has been so well established over 20-plus years in the Tomahawk area, and we try to get as involved as we can," said Stegeman.

People spent Tuesday getting ready for Wednesday's kick-off. Vendors sell a lot of gear and riding clothing and, of course, a lot of food.

"It's usually like a party, a full four-day party," said vendor Chance Feuer. "People drinking, people having a good time, good food, you know, just a good atmosphere."

And it's for a good cause. Money raised at the event goes to help people with muscular dystrophy. Organizers say the event has raised more than $2 million to date.

The Fall Ride runs through Sunday, September 18. For more information, visit

Online Reporter: Daniel Woodruff

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