The Fall Flood Run, one of the oldest and larger motorcycle runs in the country, will take place on Saturday, September 16th when thousands of bikers head down the Mississippi River on Highway 35 in Wisconsin or Highway 61 in Minnesota.
The 58th annual event, which grew out of an effort by bikers to help sandbag in the Winona area during the 1965 floods, continues to be a charity event. Now it raises money for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare in St. Paul.
At Highway 10, riders can go left into Prescott, or right to Highway 61 and down the nostalgic Minnesota side. Riders can cross the Mississippi in Prescott, Red Wing, Wabasha, or Winona. Cross the river where ever you like, jump in where ever you like, or do the full Gold Pin Tour.
People can help out by buying wristbands for $10. To buy wristbands and more information, go to https://www.flood-run.com/.
Booth locations are Beach Bar, Lake St Croix Beach, Nauti Hawg, Diamond Bluff, and Maiden Rock - either park or at Rumors on the River.
Stops along the route this year include Red Wing Barrel House, Kelly’s Tap House, Outpost Bar and Grill, Nelson Hotel Bar and Grill, Harbor Bar, No Name Saloon/Monkey Bar, J & J Barbecue, Rumors on the River, and more.