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      Local bikers give over $70,000 to Bay Cliff

      Campers at Bay Cliff Health Camp in Big Bay got a special surprise Wednesday.

      A band of bikers showed up with a check!

      "I've been coming here for over 20 years and it's just so fantastic. It's so positive," said Roy Peterson, camper.

      Every year for the past 28 years, the Superior Chapter Hogs, the U.P. Chapter of the Harley Owners Group, give a big donation to Bay Cliff Health Camp.

      "Everything we have is a donation. We're not funded by the government at all. So, whatever we have is a gift from somebody that believes in what we do. And the HOG, they're bringing up, gosh it could be 10 percent of our whole budget," said Tim Bennett, Director of Bay Cliff Health Camp.

      During the year, the bikers raise money for Bay Cliff through a motorcycle raffle and a bike show in Little Lake.

      All of the proceeds from both fundraisers are given to Bay Cliff, delivered in person by the Hogs.

      This year they were able to donate $71,354.

      "Having a lot of fun with the Hogs and all these amazing people. It's incredible. I mean, the Hogs, they're amazing," said Brittany Macstrom, camper.

      The bikers themselves say the feeling they get from raising the money and delivering it to the campers is something you can't explain.

      "The old Harley slogan, 'If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand.' That's exactly what happens here. You just get a tremendously wonderful feeling in your stomach and in your mind. It's just amazing," said Frank Donckers, Director of the Superior Chapter of Harley Owners Group.

      Since the group began their fundraising efforts, nearly $1.4 million has been donated to Bay Cliff.

      Tim Bennett says he and the campers couldn't be more grateful, and now they can rest easy knowing there is a future for Bay Cliff.