Sunday is the 17th annual Blessing of the Bikes. The event had humble beginnings in 1998, but has since grown to attract over 1,500 bikers to the Roxana Park. A major part of the event is taking time to remember friends and loved ones who have died over the past year, including those who died while riding.
It's billed as a family friendly event, and co-organizer Larry Hatfield tells The Big Z this has become a must-attend event for many bikers.
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Hatfield says there will be hot dogs, chili, soda and coffee. It’s billed as a family friendly day. Events begin at 11, with the blessing at noon.