sound of motorcycles have once again filled the air in the
Northwoods. About 40,000 motorcycles
are on the way to Tomahawk for the annual MDA Fall Ride.
coming back every year now, rain, snow, shine, whatever, doesn't
matter," said Harley rider and North Prairie, Wis. resident,
four day event raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
It brings in people from all over country.
just great to get out there. To see the fall colors, other things to
see and do and the food. We meet great people up here, it's all part of
that Harley mystique," explained Schmidt.
about 3,000 people live in Tomahawk. But this event will boost that
number, fourteen times! That means big business.
in the Northwoods, Labor Day weekend is the end of the season, but
here Fall Ride is the end of the season and we go out with a big
bang," said the executive director of the Tomahawk chamber, Tamra
Tomahawk Family Restaurant, right off Main Street, employees say
"It keeps us girls hopping," said waitress Laureen Nied.
means they have to add more staff just to keep up.
usually have three girls during the day and three at night. But over
this weekend we'll have five during the day and four at night,"
leaders say everyone benefits from this event in some way.
the money stays in the community so those businesses that aren't
directly affected do see it later on," said Anderson.
while these bikers bring in traffic and noise, they also bring in
fun, and big bucks to the Northwoods.
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