Thousands will ride to honor bikers killed in New Hampshire crash

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This photo provided by Miranda Thompson shows the scene where several motorcycles and a pickup truck collided on a rural, two-lane highway Friday, June 21, 2019 in Randolph, N.H. New Hampshire State Police said a 2016 Dodge 2500 pickup truck collided with the riders on U.S. 2 Friday evening. The cause of the deadly collision is not yet known. The pickup truck was on fire when emergency crews arrived. (Miranda Thompson via AP)

This photo provided by Miranda Thompson shows the scene where several motorcycles and a pickup truck collided on a rural, two-lane highway Friday, June 21, 2019 in Randolph, N.H. New Hampshire State Police said a 2016 Dodge 2500 pickup truck collided with the riders on U.S. 2 Friday evening. The cause of the deadly collision is not yet known. The pickup truck was on fire when emergency crews arrived. (Miranda Thompson via AP)

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Thousands of motorcyclists are expected to take to New Hampshire roadways to honor seven bikers killed in a collision with a pickup truck last month.

Organizers of the Ride For the Fallen 7 say the event scheduled Saturday started out as a way for some riders to remember the bikers with a ride to the crash site in Randolph.

But word spread, and now there’s expected to be possibly 5,000 riders making the 90-mile (145-kilometer) trip from a Laconia bar to Randolph. A memorial service will be held at a motel where the bikers stayed.

The bikers were killed last month when a pickup truck hauling a flatbed trailer crashed into the group. The pickup driver, 23-year-old Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide and remains behind bars.

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