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Seven foot crosses erected in memory of fallen motorcyclists in Lubbock this year

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Nine crosses that are seven feet tall will be placed in the Hub City as a memorial to the motorcyclists who have died this year in accidents during a Lubbock Biker Awareness Ride on Saturday starting at 10 a.m.

The ride is called See Us Save Us ride is to raise awareness about the number of riders, with the hope that drivers will pay closer attention to them. There have been nine motorcycle deaths in Lubbock so far this year.

"Our goal is mainly to make the residents of Lubbock aware of how many motorcyclists there are in town and to get people to slow down and put their cell phones down and pay attention to what's going on around them, so we don't have any more accidents," said Deanna Jandrew, See Us Save Us Coordinator.

The ride starts at the Lubbock Youth sports complex at 1585 and Milwaukee. Riders will leave at 11 a.m. taking several routes through Lubbock ending at Ruby Tequilas where the nine crosses will be placed for all fallen motorcyclists in Lubbock this year.

"I am expecting a lot of dedicated motorcyclists to put on their jackets and their gloves and show up tomorrow. I'm hoping between 600 and 1,000," said Jandrew.

T-shirts and signs were made for the ride can be found all over the Hub City. Jandrew says she's had calls from groups in New Mexico and Oklahoma City who will be in Lubbock on Saturday. The ride is open to the public, regardless of whether you're on a bike or in a car.

Names of the fallen motorcyclists that will be remembered:

  • Jim Charles Dickens, 35
  • Joshua Donnie Otwell, 32
  • Thomas Horst Mueller, 57
  • Frank Lynn Merton, 53
  • Rickey Allen Parks, 39
  • Tristan Judkins, 24
  • Chris Winters, 41
  • Richard Bagwell, 49
  • Vance Boling, 41

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