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12th Annual Thunder Ride one of the event's “biggest rides ever”

Onalaska, WI (WXOW) -

ONALASKA, Wis. (WXOW) – Over 600 bikers rode through southwest Wisconsin on Saturday, raising money for kids with Juvenile Diabetes.

The ride, which began on Saturday morning at La Crosse Area Harley Davidson, was a 100-mile ride through Trempeleau, Arcadia, Fountain City, and Galesville before wrapping up the ride in La Crosse.

All the proceeds from the event go towards kids with diabetes in the Coulee Region, and one official called the ride on their “biggest rides ever”, as they expected to raise over $100,000.

“It's a great ride. We have a lot of people who put their heart and soul into it. Diabetes hasn't ended yet. We always hope this is the last year. It isn't because they don't have a cure yet, and we just continue (to do this) until we have a cure,” Thunder Ride Event Coordinator Barbara Stowasser said.

The Thunder Ride ended at the Oktoberfest Grounds in La Crosse early Saturday afternoon.


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