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JANESVILLE (WKOW) -- The roar of the thunder meets a cause for a cure.

We thought we'd take you back to an incredible effort by a couple thousand bikers.

27 News was at this year's hog ride to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

"The weather out here is unbelievable, it's 85 degrees, sunny, there's not a cloud in the sky," said Lucy Anderson, Kuttler's Harley Davidson. "Everybody's in such a great mood because it's been so long since we could ride.

More than 2,000 motorcyclists, riding miles through Rock County, banding together to tackle Muscular Dystrophy.

"To put an end to the disease that robs people of their childhood, growing up and robs them of their golden years," Dan Alwin said. "I lost my dad to ALS in 1985, so that's what brings me to this."

The Janesville HOG is the second largest Harley Davidson fundraiser for MDA in the entire country. Over the last 16 years, they've raised more than $1.4 million.

All of the money goes to local MDA chapters. Bikers say it's a great cause.

"To have a day like this and have all these people come to support MDA just says so much, Anderson said. "The bikers have such great hearts."

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