Hundreds ride to honor a local motorcyclist
A local family was speechless as more than 150 people came to pay their respects.
Hundreds of motorcyclists rode together on Sunday, all in honor of one of their own who recently died in an accident.
A local family was speechless as more than 150 people came to pay their respects, participating in the memorial ride for Blaine Henderson.
The 21–year–old died after his injuries following a collision with a pickup truck at 10th and High streets.
“He had a heart of gold,” said Trevor Helms. “He would always impact anyone he would meet, even if he knew you for a day, for an hour, you would always have a piece of him with you.”
Friends of Blaine planned the motorcycle ride to honor and remember him.
Star City Motorsports in Lincoln donated a helmet to the family and the group rode from north 27th street to High street.
“His dad brought out a helmet for everyone to sign,” added Helms. “His family and friends, as well as his mom, brought out a poster that everyone could sign in loving memory for Blaine.”
The signed helmet and signs will be placed by his ashes for the memorial service on Tuesday at Panama Presbyterian Church.
“He was just such a friendly loving caring soul,” said Zeffery Jones. “If you met him, he was always just smiling, always just friendly. If you were ever down or anything, he was there to uplift you.”
The crowd shared fond memories of Henderson and said prayers for the family.
The ride ended near the crash site where family and friends took a moment of silence.