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Leather & Leavez ride Sept. 18

The Leather & Leavez motorcycle Rally begins with a pancake feed at 10 a.m. in the DLCCC, with the ride starting at noon from the parking lot. Enjoy the fall colors with stops along the way at several Zorbaz locations before ending at the Detroit Lakes Zorbaz. Proceeds benefit the Historic Holmes Theatre.

The third annual Leather & Leavez Motorcycle Rally will take place next Saturday, Sept. 18, starting in Detroit Lakes.

There will be a freewill pancake feed at 10 a.m. in the Detroit Lakes Community and Cultural Center parking lot (weather permitting), catered by Country Kitchen.

The ride will depart from the DLCCC parking lot at noon. Participants will say "farewell to summer" as they travel through the vibrant autumn colors of Minnesota lakes country.

"Classic cars are also invited to participate," said event organizer Becky Mitchell.

Stops on the ride will include the Zorbaz restaurants on Little Pine Lake, near Perham, Ottertail and Pelican Lake, before the ride ends at the Detroit Lakes Zorbaz on West Lake Drive.

"There will be free chips and salsa at each stop," said Mitchell.

Proceeds from the ride will go towards arts outreach programs offered through the DLCCC's Historic Holmes Theatre.

Just this past year, visiting performers including George Winston and Robert Post have done workshops and given special programs at area schools, and past artists have also worked with area seniors and other community groups, said Mitchell.

The ride has also worked to call attention to theater and arts programming at the DLCCC, and "brought people to our shows that might not have come otherwise," she added.

The day's activities will wrap up at the DL Zorbaz with food, music and fun. There will be a grand prize vacation raffle, 50/50 raffles, door prizes and more. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the DLCCC.

Cost to participate is $20 per rider, with an additional $15 for passengers (or $35 per couple). Registration forms are available at the DLCCC, Zorbaz in Detroit Lakes, or on line at

Sponsors for this event are Zorbaz, Seaberg Power Sports, Country Kitchen, KDLM, Wild 104.1, Precision Printing, and Valley News Live.

For more information or to register, call Becky Mitchell at 218-844-4221 ext. 117 or go online to