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Motorcycle benefit ride held to honor teenager killed in Tuscaloosa

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) – A motorcycle benefit ride was held this weekend to honor a 13-year-old who was killed in Tuscaloosa.

Kei’lan Allen was shot and killed in his home on October 15th. Authorities say Allen was playing on his iPad with his mother down the hall, when bullets came through the window and struck him. Three people have been arrested following the deadly shooting.

Several west Alabama motorcycle clubs rode on Saturday morning in remembrance of Allen. It cost $20 for riders to participate and $10 for a passenger with that rider. Joel Smith, President of the Boogie Down Motorcycle Club in Cottondale, told WBRC they want to support Allen’s family during this difficult time.

“We like to help people out during times like this, so, we generally just create a ride or create some kind of fundraiser to try to raise money for the family in times

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Fresno motorcycle rider is dead after crashing into vehicle

A man on a motorcycle died Saturday afternoon after crashing into another vehicle in Fresno County, the California Highway Patrol said.

The collision happened at 1:12 p.m. at East McKinley and North Temperance avenues.

CHP spokesman Mike Salas said the motorcycle was moving at a high rate of speed east on McKinley Avenue when a Toyota Sienna attempted a U-turn from eastbound McKinley to westbound. The motorcycle rider braked to avoid the Sienna but the vehicles collided.

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The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle rider in Fresno County on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s name and age were not available pending formal identification by the Fresno County Coroner’s Office, Salas said.

No other injuries were reported. The CHP did not say if anyone besides the driver was in the van.

Drugs and alcohol

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Lessons to learn from Indianapolis motorcycle culture – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Motorcycle culture is based on life lessons. Many riders call their bikes “equalizers” when it comes to creating a community that celebrates differences.  

Jimmie McMillian, president of 317 Ryders MC, says all communities can benefit from lessons learned in the motorcycle community. “It is it’s very much about freedom. It’s all about being who you are. By day, I’m a lawyer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. … This freedom allows me to enjoy this and that. I don’t feel like there’s a separation.” 

During a time when most the country had to be apart for the coronavirus pandemic, the motorcycle community thrived on riding together and still being socially distant.  

Brett Johnson, owner of Northbilt Customs, said it’s the sense of community that those who do and don’t ride can learn from.

“Sometimes, you’ll see the bikers are a little tough and so on and

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