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A pack of motorcyclists heads out on the highway from North Hudson shortly after midday Saturday. The Mallalieu Inn on Wisconsin Street North was the starting place for an annual spring ride that attracted an estimated 3,500 riders from around the region. North Hudson Police Sgt. Mark Volz is directing traffic. Photo by Randy Hanson

Motorcyclists converge on North Hudson

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North Hudson Police Chief Mark Richert estimates that 3,500 motorcyclists came to his village Saturday for the start of an annual spring ride.


The "Defrost Your Nuts" event came off without incident, the police chief said.

The riders congregated on Wisconsin Street North west of Hwy. 35/Sixth Street North at the start of the ride through western Wisconsin that ended at Hammond.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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