Motorcyclists kick off riding season with traditional blessing

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SOUNDVIEW -
Motorcyclists from across the borough made their way to Soundview for a yearly blessing.
 
The annual Motorcycle Bike Blessing focuses on safety and road awareness.
 
Members of motorcycle clubs, law enforcement and neighbors from around the city showed up for the event.
 
Motorcyclists then took a ride downtown to mark the beginning of the riding season.
 
"I like to bless all the motorcycles that are able to get together with us to begin the riding season," said Eddy Soto, of the Latin-American Riders Association.
 
The annual bike blessing dates back to 2000.
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