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UPDATE: Day two of annual MDA Ride in Central Wisconsin


Dozens of motorcycles roared out of Wausau Saturday morning in support of local families. 

It was the second day of the 13th annual MDA Ride sponsored by Harley Davidson of Wausau. 

The event is held every year in support of local families with loved ones who have muscular dystrophy, a group of diseases that weakens and attacks muscles over time. 

Riders made a 90 mile journey to Shawano County on Saturday. 

"It's a great feeling to see all of these people come out and support our families," said Lauren Nelsen from the Muscular Dystrophy Association. "I think that's the coolest thing is to have all of these bikes roll in to support such a great cause." 

Last year, the ride raised more than $60,000 and organizers are hoping to raise around the same amount this year.


The 13th annual Muscular Dystrophy Association ride rolled through Wausau Friday.

Hundreds of bikers made the trek from Marathon Park to Harley Davidson of Wausau for day one of the event.
It raises thousands of dollars each year to support families living with the disease in central Wisconsin.
Muscular dystrophy weakens and attacks muscles over time, often leading to a loss of mobility.
Saturday the ride continues on a 90 mile journey to the Northwoods, where more bikers are expected to join.

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