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Published April 06, 2012, 09:55 PM

Milton, ND, Mudders Ride for Relay for Life

MILTON, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A record number of people battled wind, dust and mud on Friday to raise money to fight back against cancer. ATVs stretched for miles in Milton, raising thousands of dollars to support Milton's Relay for Life team.

By: Stacie Van Dyke, WDAZ

MILTON, ND (WDAZ-TV) - A record number of people battled wind, dust and mud on Friday to raise money to fight back against cancer.

ATVs stretched for miles in Milton, raising thousands of dollars to support Milton's Relay for Life team.

Every Good Friday, Milton residents see ATVs buzzing through the streets on a more than 60-mile trek.

"We started off here in Milton, left Milton and headed down Highway 32," Participant Jon Boehm said.

"It started 13 years ago. Four guys had the day off for Good Friday and decided to go for a ride," North Forty Bar owner Tammy Close said.

The ride that starts and ends at Tammy's bar is now bigger than ever. This year more than 300 vehicles registered, some holding as many as six riders, giving a huge boost to milton's population.

"It's good to see us go from 58 to 358 in a snap," Close said.

Riders come from all over the tri-state area, some from more than 500 miles away, and they all brought their checkbooks. More than $6,000 was raised with half the money going to Relay for Life and the other half making one Hillsboro man $3,000 dollars richer from a drawing.

"The best part of my day was winning the money," Steve Madison said.

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