Bikers raise funds for one of their own

Friday, July 23, 2021

Over 80 motorcycles (and numerous cars) took part in Saturday’s Ride For A Cause in Alta, benefitting motorcycle accident victim Judd Thompson from Galva. Power Solutions organized the event, the fifth annual ride out of Alta. The community took on the look of a small version of Sturgis, as two lines of bikes rolled out toward Cherokee, first stop on the tour that would end with a celebration in Galva. Judd was able to ride along, lifted from his wheelchair into a three-wheel Slingshot to lead the way. Thompson was injured in a accident last fall that severed his spinal cord. After a lengthy hospitalization and rehab, the father of four had to learn to live as a paraplegic, but has kept an upbeat and positive attitude about living life. / Photos by Dana Larsen