HISTORY

2022 celebrates the 41st annual tradition of “Fall Ride” in Tomahawk, Wisconsin!

Each year, tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts congregate from across the country to spend a weekend in our picturesque town, the “gateway to the Northwoods.”

In 1982, members of the North Country Riders Motorcycle Club got together to raise money for charity. The next year, Harley-Davidson Inc joined in on a scenic ride of the back roads of Lincoln County, with the registration proceeds benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). 

From there, the event only grew. By 1995, the year of the opening of a second Harley-Davidson Plant here in Tomahawk, attendance was estimated to be 13,000 and over $80,000 was raised for the MDA. 2006 brought a record 45,000 attendees for the 25th anniversary of the event, with over $140,000 raised and thousands participating in the Thunder Parade.

Fall Ride has long been associated with honoring and celebrating our Veterans, supporting causes like the Never Forgotten Honor Flight and Wounded Warriors in Action Foundation, and hosting VFW Blood Drives and Breakfast with a Vet. 

2020 brought significant changes and cancellations to Fall Ride, just as it did to the rest of the nation. But we’re excited and proud to announce that the 2022 Northwoods Fall Ride is on and strong as ever, with full participation from Tomahawk Main Street, Harley-Davidson Inc, and many other community members. Music, food, vendors, fun runs, and demonstrations are all on the schedule!

Fall Ride in Tomahawk 2022

September 15-18