Motorcyclists rally in P.E.I. to promote road safety
13 people have died in motorcycle collisions on the Island since 2008
Dave Mallett was among the 160 motorcyclists who took part in the three-hour ride.
"Bikers support bikers, and we always come out for a good cause," Mallett said.
This is the fourth year for the memorial motorcycle ride, created in honour of Paul MacLean and Yvette Arsenault, two avid motorcyclists killed in separate crashes in 2010.
Steven Arsenault said his wife was killed when a van tried to turn left onto a road and struck their motorcycle. He was driving.
"There's no need of these accidents that could be prevented if people would just be careful," Arsenault said.
"Look twice when you're coming up to a corner because bikes seem to come out of anywhere. They're smaller, less visible," said Roger Caissie, the ride's organizer.
Arsenault said he's seen drivers distracted, even texting.
"It sort of makes my blood boil when I see that," he said.
Thirteen people have died in motorcycle collisions in P.E.I. since 2008. There were four fatalities last year alone.