'Can you see me now' message louder than ever, organizers say

By Beau Ebenezer

July 14, 2012 Updated Jul 14, 2012 at 9:55 PM CDT

"Can you see me now?" was their motto as dozens of bikers headed out today on their annual rememberance ride for their fallen brothers and sisters.

"It's heart wrenching cuz you don't wanna lose anybody, let alone a brother or sister on the road. You know, it's heart wrenching," said local biker, Shelly Goben.

Most riders showed up to increase awareness.

"We're out there for 24 hours a day, you know? If people would just open their eyes and take a little bit more awareness of that and realize that we are here," said another local biker Ed King.

Bikers wore orange "Can You See Me Now" t-shirts to support their cause along with dropping off flowers at different locations for their lost loved ones.

This year's ride was dedicated to Rachel and Korey Korenchuck who died last year after being struck by a drunk driver.

Late last month 30 year-old Jeffrey Kallister was sentenced to eight years in prison. for killing them.

Organizer, Larry Edwards believes the law needs to be made much harsher for those who hit bikers.

"Somebody that runs a stoplight at the end of the bridge that they've been over a thousand times in their lifetime because they are from this area and kills a man. Then only receives two tickets didn't get any reprimand. It's ridiculous, somebody needs to change that," said Edwards.

The proceeds for the event are going to the Korenchuck daughters Bella and Jersie to help with their education.

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