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    Thursday, June 13, 2024

    Blessing of the bikes

    Pastor Joe Parise, of Groton Heights Baptist Church, uses a paint brush to bless a bike as it drives past during the Blessing of the Bikes at New London Waterfront Park Sunday, May 19, 2024. The annual event, organized by the New London Motorcycle Club, supports area charities including the Covenant Shelter of New London, Camp Harkness and Malta Inc. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    A dog gets a ride with his owner in a backpack during the Blessing of the Bikes at New London Waterfront Park Sunday, May 19, 2024. The annual event, organized by the New London Motorcycle Club, supports area charities including the Covenant Shelter of New London, Camp Harkness and Malta Inc. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Pastor Charles Tyree, of Norwich Alliance Church, uses a paint brush to bless a bike as it drives past during the Blessing of the Bikes at New London Waterfront Park Sunday, May 19, 2024. The annual event, organized by the New London Motorcycle Club, supports area charities including the Covenant Shelter of New London, Camp Harkness and Malta Inc. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Participants line up for the blessing during the Blessing of the Bikes at New London Waterfront Park Sunday, May 19, 2024. The annual event, organized by the New London Motorcycle Club, supports area charities including the Covenant Shelter of New London, Camp Harkness and Malta Inc. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    Pastor Charles Tyree, of Norwich Alliance Church, left, and Pastor Joe Parise, of Groton Heights Baptist Church, use paint brushes to bless bikes as they drive by during the Blessing of the Bikes at New London Waterfront Park Sunday, May 19, 2024. The annual event, organized by the New London Motorcycle Club, supports area charities including the Covenant Shelter of New London, Camp Harkness and Malta Inc. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)
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    New London ― Hundreds of motorbikes gathered downtown Sunday for the Blessing of the Bikes organized by the New London Motorcycle Club at the Waterfront Park.

    The annual event featured a bike show, vendors and food trucks. As visitors exited they were blessed by Pastor Charles Tyree, of Norwich Alliance Church, and Pastor Joe Parise, of Groton Heights Baptist Church.

    Organizers said there were around 700 bikes that participated in the event. Proceeds from the event support various area charities including Malta Inc., Camp Harkness, Honor Flight Connecticut, Covenant Shelter of New London and others.

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