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Bikers Hit the Road in Memory of Skylar Neese

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It's been more than two years since Skylar Neese lost her life, and it hasn't been forgotten. Supporters came out for a memorial ride in Skylar's memory. 

"You know, they're all brothers and sisters. They all come to us in a time of need, and they all dig deep in their pockets to do whatever they can do," said Dave Neese, Skylar's father.

Dozens of bikers and their passengers came out to Rivesville on Saturday for the second-annual Skylar Neese Memorial Ride. Organizers say it was the least they could do after what the family has been through.

"Dave and Mary have been friends with our family and our club for years, long before Skylar was born, and they had tried for a long time to have a child. When Skylar was born, it was kind of a fluke. Then, everything else happened, and they took it really hard. So we're just trying to help the best way we can," said organizer Russell Lemasters.

The journey took rides 85 miles, including a stop in Pennsylvania, the site of Skylar's memorial, where she was killed.

"I'll go with them in the car and follow them because we plan on stopping at Skylar's site out there on the way back and let everybody see where the site is and where that happened," said Neese.

"Then we're going to circle back down here to the Road Hogs, have some food down here," said Lemasters.

Last year's event raised more than $3,000 for the Skylar Neese Memorial Fund, and organizers were hoping to top that this year. Neese said the support from the biker community means the world to him and his family.

"Russ and the rest of the guys are phenomenal. If anybody ever has a bad thing on bikers, they really need to re-evaluate it because I've never met a biker that's a bad person," said Neese.
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