MDA Tub Run raises $130,000
This year’s Tub Run, hosted by Kutter Harley-Davidson, raised about $130,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Saturday’s ride marked the 18th annual event. More than 1,200 motorcycles took part, leaving Kutter at noon before winding their way through Beloit and eventually arriving at Thresherman’s Park near Edgerton.
Pledge riders raised more than $13,000 and a raffle for an 883 Sportster donated by Harley-Davidson raised a record high of about $9,000.
Three pledge riders each raised more than $1,000, earning the chance to lead the ride alongside longtime Tub Run supporter Laura Niemeier. Niemeier’s husband, Cal, who led the Tub Run each of the last 17 years, died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in April.
All proceeds from the Tub Run benefit local clients of the MDA and help finance clinic visits at University Hospital in Madison, support groups, and a weeklong stay at an MDA summer camp in Kenosha County.