Bikers ride across ND to benefit cancer center

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 22, 2014 at 9:40 a.m.

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — More than 100 bikers are riding across North Dakota to raise funds for the Bismarck Cancer Center.

KXMB-TV ( ) reports the bikers this weekend brought traffic on the strip in Mandan to a halt as the group gathered as part of one of its stops across the state.

The group's trip Saturday covered 150 miles. They stopped in New Salem, Washburn and Wilton.

The crowd then gathered for the 2nd Annual Harleywood Night bike run at the Mandan Roughrider bike club.

The station reports Mike Markwed started this event in honor of his wife who is a cancer survivor. Markwed said his wife has been cancer-free for 4.5 years.

The event last year raised more than $7,000, and organizers expect to double that amount this year.


Information from: KXMB-TV,

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast