Motorcycle clubs have a long history in America. The first recorded motorcycle club formed in 1903. It was a merging of the New York Motorcycle Club with the Alpha Motorcycle Club of Brooklyn to become the Federation of American Motorcyclists. Later, the American Motorcyclist Association was formed. Many local motorcycle clubs are law-abiding citizens who usually have a preference either for a brand of motorcycle or a style of riding. Only about 1% of motorcycle clubs are considered to be outlaw motorcycle clubs. Both types of clubs often go on “rides” with several of their members riding to a destination together.
On Friday, September 28th, 41-year-old Teresa Sexton was cruising the streets with her motorcycle club.
According to police, Sexton and four other motorcyclists were traveling together at the ramp from Maury Street in Richmond to Southbound I-95. While traveling down the ramp, four of the motorcycles lost control. Some hit the guardrail.
In total, seven riders were ejected from four bikes. Sexton was one of these riders and later succumbed to her injuries.
Police believe that speed may have been a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.
Just two weeks ago, Sexton made a trip on her motorcycle from Petersburg, Virginia to Florida to see her children. She was only approximately 20 miles from her home when she crashed.
Sexton’s boyfriend, Heston McCoy, who was riding with her, is recovering from his injuries in a hospital.
Her motorcycle club family is helping with Sexton’s funeral costs.