"We're not these like what you saw up in New York. We detest that type of thing that happens," explains Sam McGinnis a South Carolina biker.
McGinnis says he understands seeing this on the road next to you could be scary. But he assures the CSRA biking community is here to help more than they hurt -- despite the ugly stigma stamped on bikers since the New York attack on an SUV where the driver later retaliated.
He adds "I hate that everybody gets labeled because of a few that do certain things. And that happens across the board. Whether it's motorcycles, whether it's race, whether it's nationality -- whatever."
Just to prove what we're dealing with here, I've decided to trust my life in his hands.
A trust David Kiser, with the Christian Motorcyclists Association, says he hopes will shine light on the good they do in the community and to drown out the bad. Something he says is a need after a recent incident.
Kiser recalls "in transit from our meeting location to the school, we had somebody call the police and say that we were trying to CNN them."
Kiser says their tough leather exteriors are for safety and protection. Beneath that, he says, is the heart of a doctor, lawyer or even an insurance agent who wants to give back.
He explains "we're here to help the community. And it doesn't matter whether you're on a bike or in a car."
Both Kiser and McGinnis hope through awareness and support, bikers and drivers will be able to peacefully share the road and the community.
Kiser adds "we're got friends, family -- I mean, we're just like everybody else."
You probably saw bikers out today doing benefits in the community. You can expect to see many more next weekend, as these releases show two or three rides the different groups will be taking part in.
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