Tomahawk Fall Ride's Economic Impact Great

By: Liz Hayes Email
By: Liz Hayes Email

The Tomahawk Fall Ride is more than a fun weekend, it puts millions of dollars into the local economy.

The tens of thousands of bikers and tourists who come through Tomahawk, will eat at local restaurants, fill their tanks at local gas stations, and shop in local businesses.

Lodging in the area is at full capacity, and downtown shops are buzzing with activity.

With the sunny forecast, the economic boost could be bigger.

"Two years ago it snowed. Last year it rained. Now we have a lot of sun and it's really great out so I think we're gonna have great numbers, I think people are gonna be out and about spending money," said Tamra Anderson, executive director of the Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Though she can't calculate exactly how much money will be generated, she's sure it will make a great impact.

And once the event wraps up Sunday evening, the planning process for next year's ride begins.

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