WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. —
Local bikers rode through Winston-Salem on Sunday to honor a fellow motorcyclist killed in a hit and run and another motorcyclist who died in a wreck earlier this month.
A few biker organizations, including Biker Trash Nation and Forgotten Sons MC Clemmons, held the Gray Hayes Memorial Ride on Sunday. The ride began at Baggerz Salloon and ended at Ted’s Famous Kickin’ Chicken. This was all to raise awareness about the importance of drivers safely sharing the road with motorcyclists while raising money for Hayes’ family.
Nathan “Gray” Hayes was killed in August of 2018 when investigators say Tyronne Dillard crashed into him at the intersection of Silas Creek Parkway and Peters Creek Parkway and drove off.
Members of the motorcycle clubs that participated in the event say the biker community is committed to supporting each other and that is what Sunday’s event was all about.
“He’s living on through the memory of everyone here. We’ve all come out to support something that he would be a part of and this is for him,” said Josh Shannon, a member of Forgotten Sons MC, Clemmons.
“We’re family. I mean that’s the one thing. The biker community comes together for good causes all the time. If you ever are in need, just put it out there and the biker community will rally around you,” said Wayne Pinnix, a member of Biker Trash Nation.
Organizers say Sunday’s bike ride was also to honor Raymond Anthony Beltran, who died in Winston-Salem back on August 9th. Officers say he went off of the roadway on Gyro Drive near Old Salisbury Road. Investigators have not shared what caused that wreck.