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L.T.D. Memorial Bike Tour rides through Morris

MORRIS - On Saturday, July 21 more than 600 motorcycle riders participated in the 2012 L.T.D. Memorial Bike Tour. About 40 riders from Morris participated.

The tour left from the Swift County Fairgrounds in Appleton, Minn. at 10:00. The route took riders through Milan, Watson, Montevideo, Clarkfield, Marshall, Canby, Madison, Ortonville, Clinton-Graceville, Morris, Holloway, and ended in Appleton at the Swift County Fairgrounds.

The bike tour was started to honor Staff Sgt. David Day, Sgt. Jesse Lhotka and 1st Lt. Jason Timmerman who died in Iraq on Feb. 21, 2005. The money raised is used to fund raffles, to provide scholarships for soldiers and their families, and to support the Camp Ripley Disabled Veterans Deer Hunt and the Deployed Soldiers Pheasant Hunt.

More information about the ride can be found on the organization's Facebook page at