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Motorcycle 'Ride for the Troops' June 7 in Bemidji

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Motorcycle 'Ride for the Troops' June 7 in Bemidji
Detroit Lakes Minnesota 511 Washington Avenue 56501

Bemidji's fourth annual Ride for the Troops, a 130-mile motorcycle event to raise funds in support of the Minnesota Military Assistance Center, is scheduled for June 7.

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Headquarters for the event will be in the parking lot at MarketPlace Food & Drug in the Westridge Center. The public is welcome to attend all of the day's events. Free-will donations will be accepted.

More than 350 riders took part last year, raising $13,545.

A pancake breakfast will be served from 9-11:30 a.m. Registration for the ride will begin at 9 a.m. The opening ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., and the ride will begin at noon.

A "hawg lunch" will be served starting at 3 p.m., and a stretch ticket auction and door prizes will take place throughout the day. Closing ceremonies will be held after the ride at approximately 4:30.

The fee for riders is $25, plus an additional $10 for passengers. That includes the ride, breakfast and lunch.

Anyone interested in registering for the ride or making a donation may do so online at www.rideforthetroops.com.

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