This winter here in Mid-Michigan has not seen the snowfall that we usually get.

That is not stopping those North of us in the state to do an annual snowmobile trip to raise money for the Michigan Special Olympics.

This year marks the 39th anniversary of the seven day 900 mile trip across Michigan known as The Wertz Warriors Ride. Founded by former Detroit Tiger first baseman Vic Wertz and for the second straight year, Detroit Lions cornerback Luther Bradley will join the ride.

Since the first ride in 1982, Wertz Warriors has raised over $11.2 million for Special Olympics Michigan athletes. This year's ride will start in Clinton Township and makes its way through different cities across the state that includes West Branch, Au Gres, Cadillac, Traverse City, and Mackinaw. The grueling ride finishes up at the 2020 Special Olympic Michigan State winter games at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Acme on February 5th.


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