logic1.... let's not make this thread be another Fall Ride Bashing. The topic is, "What's Great About Tomahawk" It's not "What is wrong with one of the great things that happen in Tomahawk"
I mentioned many events in Tomahawk that are great; Pow Wow Days, Boat and Motor Show, Car Shows, etc. etc. , by the way, let's not forget the Kwahamots! I did say that the Fall Ride commands national attention. Any Chamber of Commerce, in any city in the country would give their eye teeth for national recognition.
Many people at the Fall Ride drink and act stupid, but for the most part they are the gawkers and attendees that don't ride. Remember, we are riding $20,000 bikes, how much is your car worth? We also own cars as well. We are not lowlife. Oh ya, we dress down and look real tough on our bikes, but during the week we are hard workers and professionals, how do you think we got those expensive rides. To get stupid drunk and risk our life and limbs and our investments would be real stupid. If the riders want to get drunk and stupid, it is back at the campfire where we know we are not going out again.
Taverns, liquor stores, hotels and campgrounds make out very well, true, but so do other businesses. Ask "Cover to Cover" book store how many people buy books and magazines to read back at camp and back at the motel. How many gift shops sell souveniers of Tomahawk that weekend? Gas stations? Restuarants? What else do we have in business here? To be exact; taverns,liquor stores hotels, campgrounds, book stores, gift shops. restaurants, gas stations, super markets. Win, Win, Win.
You think the bulk of the riders come to get away from reality and let things loose. LOL. To riders, the Fall Ride IS reality. If you want to talk about letting things loose, go to Bike Week in Daytona, go to Sturgis, the Summer Twister. I love all of those events, but there is where things are let loose. The Fall Ride is one of the most sane, clean cut bike weekends around. There isn't any nudity on the streets. Even the Speedway keeps it clean without offering a skin contest.
What is important to us residents living in this town you ask? What is important is the town thriving. The Fall Ride helps it thrive. The bonus weekend receipts in the community's cash registers make up for the slower times of the year. It helps businesses "average out' their lively-hood.
What's great about Tomahawk? All of the year long events, INCLUDING the Fall Ride. Now that's logic!