CHICOPEE, Mass (WWLP) – Hundreds of motorcycle riders gathered in Chicopee Saturday morning before their 85-mile ride to Gillette Stadium.
The Jarheads Motorcycle Club hosted a memorial service in Foxboro to remember their 7 fallen members that died in the New Hampshire crash at the end of June. Those Western Massachusetts motorcycle riders met up with thousands of other motorcycle clubs at Gillette Stadium.
William Hearn told 22News, “We are all out here today to help the members of the fallen 7 because that’s what we are all about we are out here for them because it’s not about us it’s about the people we are trying to help.”
Motorcycle riders from all over western mass collectively raised thousands of dollars to donate to the Jarheads MC.
“All that money is going into the club and it will go to the families of the fallen 7. Plus it will go to the three members that were injured in the motorcycle accident to financially help them in any way” Brian Miller, co-organizer of the ride to Foxboro said.
Earlier this week, The Massachusetts Chapter of Honor and Remember held a fundraiser for the Jarheads MC, and they plan to present the check at today’s remembrance.
Many of the riders that left from Chicopee made donated money Saturday morning as well.