TOMAHAWK, Wisconsin (WAOW) – If you’re on the road this weekend, be on the lookout for motorcycles. Cyclists on two and three wheels flock to Tomahawk for the fall ride.
With COVID-19 taking a break from the commute last year, runners are more excited than ever to put on their leather jackets and hit the road.
“Oh that’s great. Just seeing all the bikes and stuff,” said rider Cara Weigel.
His friend Andy said he loved the trip.
“The ride here is really great too,” said Andy Reinwand.
Some, however, still made the trip last year to keep the spirit alive.
“We went out again last year, but not much was open. But we could still hang out with friends and enjoy the bikes,” said Tyler Christensen.
Bikers come from all over the Midwest to check out other people’s bikes and meet other bikers. The crowd favorite being the camaraderie between runners and activities.
Others said they enjoyed shopping and looking at the unique bikes.
“We love the company of other riders that we meet, bikers should I say. And we also come here to buy some of the things they have to sell,” Weigel said.
Many bikers come back year after year, even if the elements are not so nice.
“I just like to ride, it’s nice in general. However, you never know. I’ve been here in the snow, I’ve been here in 80 degrees weather. I’ve been here in the rain, I’ve been here in everything, ”said rider Lawrence Bartlett.
The weekends also serve as an aid to local shops, restaurants and campsites as thousands of bikers invade the city. The hike and weekend events will run through Sunday rain or shine.