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Thousands of motorcyclists will ride in Flood Run

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - 30,000 motorcyclists will take part in the 49th annual Flood Run along the Mississippi River Saturday. The route includes the Twin Cities to Winona and parts of Wisconsin. The Flood Run commemorates the 1965 Mississippi River flood when motorcyclists rode from the Twin Cities area to Winona to provide assistance.

Every spring for the last nine years Tom Ostlund takes a ride on his Harley for the Flood Run. He said it's just something he likes to do on a Saturday.

This year the roads are especially dangerous for motorcyclists, according to La Crosse County Sheriff's Sergeant Bill Lubinski.

Sgt. Lubinski said the harsh winter has added more potholes and debris on the roads.

To stay safe, Sgt. Lubinksi reminds bikers to obey the speed limit, and be aware of their surroundings. Drivers should also take extra safety precautions at intersections where motorcycles can be hard to see.

Since bikers usually ride in big groups for the Flood Run, drivers should also make sure to give motorcyclists proper distance and practice patience.

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