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Hundreds of motorcycles expected along Mississippi River Saturday

The annual Spring Flood Run is taking place between Winona and the Twin Cities in Minnesota and Wisconsin. KAGE Radio reports money raised from cyclists participating in the event goes to the Gillette Children's Hospital in the Twin Cities.
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The annual Spring Flood Run is taking place between Winona and the Twin Cities in Minnesota and Wisconsin. KAGE Radio reports money raised from cyclists participating in the event goes to the Gillette Children's Hospital in the Twin Cities.

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