Law enforcement reflect on a successful 2019 Tomahawk Fall Ride
TOMAHAWK Wis. (WAOW) — Bikers made the journey home from the Northwoods after another Tomahawk Fall Ride.
All of the money raised from the ride goes towards children with Muscular Dystrophy and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
Along with ride comes safety concerns for the public, riders and law enforcement.
Last year there were 7 crashes, 14 people were involved with one fatality, but this year Lincoln County Sheriffs Dept. reported no motorcycle crashes and officials say weather played a role.
“Last year I know we had incredibly warm incredibly dry weather,” said Lt. Tim Fischer, of the Lincoln Co. Sheriffs Dept. Going on to say “unfortunately we had a wet cold weekend this weekend and I think that may have hampered down our numbers a little bit.”
Another potential factor to help keep things smooth, motorcycle safety was brought to life. “This was the first year that we had state patrol demonstrations,” said Abby Forcey, development coordinator for MDA-Green Bay.
Officers are just grateful for a safe few days in the Northwoods.