The annual Fall Ride is underway in Tomahawk, an effort to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association led by one of it's top contributors, Harley Davidson Motorcycles, with a plant in Tomahawk.
40,000 visitors are expected and the sound of motorcycles across the Northwoods will be heard most of the weekend.
Director Tamra Anderson from the Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce says while all the visitors bring a surge to the local businesses, there is a reason for the ride...
The Ref has arrived in the Northwoods...and we're not talking about a football game.
The Transportable High-End Rider Education Facility...THE REF...is operated by the state DOT's Motorcycle Safety Program.
With the Fall Ride in Tomahawk expecting to attract 40,000 people this weekend, many on motorcycles, DOT officials bring the motorcycle simulator and trainer to give people a perspective on motorcycles and safety.
Spokesperson Peggy Drinsinger says the idea is to cut down on accidents with more education...