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      Dozens go on a 200 mile ride

      More than forty people embarked on a 200 mile motorcycle ride on Saturday.

      It was the first ever Michigan Patriot Guard charity ride in Gladstone.

      Participants gathered at the American Legion for a short ceremony, and the presentation by the color guard before heading off on their trip.

      The ride used to be known as the Ride for the Red Cross, but organizers wanted to start raising funds for veterans in Michigan.

      "Any veteran that's in need. Whether it be for shelter, eating, for food the VA hospitals, the Jacobetti Center. Any veteran facility in the state of Michigan the funds could go for," said Geri Nelson, organizer.

      The ride started in Gladstone, to Gwinn, up through Christmas, Munising, Nahma, and back.

      So far they have raised close to $5,000.