8,000 mile coast to coast ride begins in Cadillac

A Wexford County Vietnam veteran is leading more than a dozen bikers on a coast-to-coast trip to raise money and awareness for diabetes research.

The motorcycle caravan called "From Sea to Shining Sea" was given a patriotic send-off in Cadillac Thursday morning.

Veteran Bill Bradfield, who has type 2 diabetes organized the trip which will cover 8,000 miles and 29 states.