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Ride for the Troops involves nearly 400 biker-fundraisers

Freedom Riders from all over the region rode from Bemidji to the north entrance of Itasca State Park Sunday to raise funds for deployed troops who can't be home for the holidays. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)1 / 3
The bikers were met at the north entrance of Itasca State Park by the Blue Star Mothers Northwoods Chapter 9 and an Honor Guard from the Park Rapids American Legion. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)2 / 3
Blake Amundson, 3, waved his flag in salute of the parade festivities and for his cousin, who is stationed in Iraq3 / 3
Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.

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