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Travel Tomahawk - Tomahawk, WI - Tomahawk Fall Ride
26th annual Tomahawk Fall Ride roars into town Sept. 13-16, 2007

Download the Official 2007 Fall Ride Guide!

Fall Ride Scene Fall Ride Scene

Mark your calendars! The 2007 Tomahawk Fall Ride roars back into the friendly city of Tomahawk, WI Thursday-Sunday, Sept. 13-16, 2007 - one of the highlights of autumn in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. After more than two and a half decades of attracting motorcycle enthusiasts to Tomahawk, the Fall Ride is not only the largest motorcycle gathering in the state, but also the biggest fund raiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in northern Wisconsin.

An estimated 45,000 people took part in last year's 25th annual event, approximately 5,000 more than in 2005 and the most to have ever attended. More than $141,000 was raised for MDA, bringing the grand total of event-based contributions to well over $1 million since 1983. Monies raised during the Tomahawk Fall Ride help families living with neuromuscular diseases in the area, including access to clinics, care and research.

Fall Ride Scene Fall Ride Scene

Official 2007 Fall Ride Guide

The Tomahawk Leader newspaper also publishes the official Tomahawk Fall Ride guide. It's available throughout the area during Ride week and the 2007 guide can be downloaded here. (12.6 MB Download)

Harley-Davidson events

Tours at both plants

Tomahawk's two Harley-Davidson plants will be hosting open houses this year, with tours of facilities on Somo Avenue and Kaphaem Road.

The Kaphaem Road plant, Tomahawk's newest Harley-Davidson facility, houses a windshield department, sidecar manufacturing area, injection mold hall and direct-to-dealer and original equipment paint shop with one robotic and two manual paint lines. Somo is Tomahawk's first Harley-Davidson operation, featuring an original equipment paint shop with four robotic paint lines.

Motorcycle stunt shows also will be featured at the Kaphaem Road plant.

Sampling of events at SARA Park
  • Live entertainment with Vic Ferrari and brat fry Thursday evening
  • Harley-Davidson 2008 demo fleet beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday and continuing Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to noon
  • Live auction and MDA raffles Saturday
  • Fun runs through the scenic Northwoods
  • Harley-Davidson traveling museum
  • Refreshment stands, food vendors, merchandise vendors
  • Official Tomahawk Fall Ride and Tomahawk Harley-Davidson merchandise
  • New and improved children's attractions
  • Other entertainment, including live shows, MDA Goodwill Ambassadors and exhibits

2007 Harley-Davidson 883 Custom
Second Place Raffle Prize
2007 Harley-Davidson 883 Custom

Bubba's Big Party

Bob Troutman, organizer of events at Bubba's Midwest Biker Productions, will host Bubba's Big Party at Nokomis Community Park on County Road L, north of the city. Vendors, live entertainment, car show, bike show, lawn tractor races and more are on tap. The park features camping.

National headliner 38 Special is slated to perform. Black Frog with Tommy Greywolf, Tuck Pence, Slab, Magnum and Road Kill also are scheduled as live entertainment.

WIN one of two raffle bikes

Two lucky winners will leave the Tomahawk Fall Ride with a new ride as events conclude Sunday at SARA Park with the noon drawing of two Harley-Davidson custom-painted raffle bikes. This year's first place motorcycle is a 2007 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide. Second place is a 2007 Harley-Davidson 883 Custom.

Both bikes feature a one-of-a-kind paint job by Jesse Hunter, Harley-Davidson new products technician, who donates his time to customize the machines. John Schaffer, senior project engineer at Harley-Davidson, disassembles and reassembles the cycles with their new paint-schemed parts.

Tickets are on sale now at participating businesses in the area for $5 each or three for $10. If you're interested, contact us at the Tomahawk Leader at news@tomahawkleader.com (Raffle bike in subject line) and we'll put you in touch with the ticket people.

2007 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide
First Place Raffle Prize
2007 Harley-Davidson Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Join thousands in Friday's Thunder Parade

Be one of the thousands of bikes or watch them cruise in the ever-popular and traditional 18-mile, Friday night Thunder Parade. Line-up is at 5:30 at the Tomahawk School District and the parade rolls at 6 p.m., taking participants through a picturesque ride in the Northwoods and into downtown Tomahawk.

Street dances Friday and Saturday nights

Downtown shuts down the streets Friday and Saturday nights, offering a perfect chance to check out thousands of bikes, meet new people, enjoy a bite to eat from non-profit food booths, meander through vendor displays and listen to live bands under the stars. New this year will be two non-profit food courts on the north sides of both Second and Third streets, creating more bike parking on West Wisconsin Avenue, noted Brown.

Live musical entertainment will be provided Friday by Clear Blue Betty on the east end of main street and Johnny Wad Friday on the west side of West Wisconsin Avenue. Saturday, look for Relentless on the east end and Oil Can Harry on the west side. Bands end at 11:30 p.m. Friday and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. On-street vending and drinking end promptly at midnight Friday and 11 p.m. Saturday.

Open intoxicants in the downtown are prohibited before 5 p.m. and after midnight and not allowed in any other area of the city. Local law enforcement will be enforcing the ordinance downtown and elsewhere in the city.

Watch for Photo Album scenes online

And, we post scores of pictures during and following the event on our online Photo Album at TomahawkLeader.com. Be sure there for scenes and pictures of friends and family: Maybe we'll see you here Sept. 13-16.

Our goal is to provide one comprehensive location to get all the information you need to visit or live in the Tomahawk, Wisconsin area. If you can't find it here please also check the Tomahawk Leader website (the Tomahawk, WI newspaper). If you still can't find something about Tomahawk, WI, Lincoln County or the Northwoods area let us know, we'll try to help!
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