Association of recovering motorcyclists ride through Onalaska

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — Nearly 150 motorcyclists rode through Onalaska on Saturday to celebrate recovery.

The Association of Recovering Motorcyclists, or ARM, is a group of clean and sober bikers who connect and support one another in addiction recovery.

It is the world’s largest clean and sober motorcyclist association.

Bruce Stumlin, who has been in the group for 36 years, found it to be life-changing, and a place where he found harmony and friendship.

“We found somebody that was like us who we could talk to and we could enjoy life with. You know, when you get two people together to talk– they’ll quit drinking. They’ll realize maybe there’s a better life,” Stumlin said.

Stumlin said to be a member of ARM, you have to be a drug addict or alcoholic abstaining from substances.

There are chapters throughout the US and Canada, including one in Wisconsin.

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