Reporter: Sally Delta
Campbell Co., VA - A group of local bikers held a special tribute for two of their own Sunday. You may remember back in April, Eddie Moore and John Hawkins were killed when a drunk driver hit them on Timberlake Road in Lynchburg. Sunday, their friends honored them both with a bike ride.
They planned to do the ride a while ago, but it got rained out. Thankfully, Sunday the weather was nice. So, about a dozen of Moore and Hawkins' friends got together in a ride of remembrance.
The love of bikes was something both John Hawkins and Eddie Moore had in common. When their friends were looking for a way to honor them, the answer became very clear.
"I was trying to think of a way we could really have a day to remember both of them and I just figured what better way than riding - what they both love," said Lauren Crist, friend of Eddie and John.
So the friends Moore and Hawkins used to ride with suited up to ride for them, and reminisce on the good times.
"John got his first bike and had it for about two years and he totalled that thing. It was in pieces, and then it started changing colors. He was holding it together with zip ties," said Josh Coleman, friend of Eddie and John.
Long time friends Josh Coleman and Lauren Crist say even though they can't see their friends face to face, they're always checking in.
"They both still have their Facebook pages so we can go look at them or leave a comment and every night, when I say my prayers, I see both of them. It's nice to know you can still talk to them," said Crist.
"We don't get to hear their voices, but they left an impression with us that will last a lifetime," said Coleman.
This ride had more of a purpose than just to reflect. The crew made two stops - first at Eddie's house.
"I thought it was very nice to remember Eddie and John and take such a beautiful afternoon to visit with the families," said Beverly Howell, Eddie's mom.
Their next stop was to the Hawkins' home, where they spent some time with John's parents.