Hundreds of bikers rally in Duluth for annual blessing of the bikes

By KBJR News 1

May 25, 2014 Updated May 25, 2014 at 11:04 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - With so much traffic clogging up the interstate this holiday weekend, for bikers at least, safety is all the more a top priority.

Those looking to start the season off right, or at least continue on the right path, flooded Duluth's Vineyard Church's parking lot for the annual blessing of the bikes Sunday afternoon.

Along with free Famous Dave's barbecue and some live music, hundreds of bikers from across Minnesota and Wisconsin gathered to pray for a little extra safety this season.

They capped that off with a mass ride throughout the Northland, many of them traveling up scenic Pequaywan Lake Road, according to bikers.

"God wants to be on our side, and keep everyone safe," said volunteer Jessice Munson, "so, it's a fun time for everyone to come gather, celebrate the beginning of summer, and be safe on the road."

Experts warn that the late winter, and late start to the motorcycle season, means there are still areas of dirt and loose gravel on roads often traveled by bikes this time of year.

Billy Wagness
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