In the court of public opinion, motorcyclists who ride in groups are getting a bad rap and the Fellowship Riders of Lubbock don't appreciate it.
On any given Friday evening ten to thirty five bikers meet for a ride across the South Plains. The Fellowship Riders are the antithesis of the group involved in the violent exchange in New York.
Tony Phillips, director of the Fellowship Riders, said they ride with a purpose, maturity and have respect for themselves and their fellow motorists on the road.
"We are not out to prove anything to anybody." He said. "We have two things in common: We all love God and we love Motorcycles. And so we ride with safety in mind. We ride with respect in mind."
The group goes over safety and their route each night before they roll out, taking every precaution for a successful ride.