Motorcycles Roar Into Centralia for "Bike Blessing"

7 years 3 weeks 4 days ago Sunday, May 20 2012 May 20, 2012 Sunday, May 20, 2012 9:03:00 AM CDT May 20, 2012 in News
By: Danny Spewak

CENTRALIA - Mid-Missouri motorcyclists revved their engines Sunday morning in Centralia to commemorate the ninth-annual "Bike Blessing" event, bringing dozens of bikers together for a loud and festive atmosphere.

The event at New Beginnings Christian Center drew an energetic crowd even on an overcast morning with the chance of rain lingering. With food, bikes and a free concert, families observed bikers ride into the church's parking lot group by group. The leader of the Mexico Bond Slaves motorcycle club-- who preferred to be called by his road name, Opie-- said he looks forward to this event.

"We love to ride," Opie said. "That's why we do it."

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