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Blessing of the Motorcycles in Gardiner 

Motorcycle crashes are all too common in Maine at this time of year.Riders came together in Gardiner Sunday to remember those who’ve been killed in bike accidents.The second annual Blessing of the Motorcycles was held at the Christ Episcopal Church in Gardiner.Father Jacob Fles began the tradition last year, after a member of his church…who was also an avid biker…died of a heart attack.Close to a hundred bikers from across Maine and New England turned out today for the event.Father Fles blessed the motorcycles and offered prayers and blessings of safety for all bikes, their riders, passengers and other traffic on the road.He also asked those in attendance to offer prayers for those who’ve been killed in crashes.