“My eyes are burning because I was crying all the time on the road,” he said.
Participants braved a violent thunderstorm and were urged on by bystanders with American flags.
The seven bikers were killed last month when a pickup truck hauling a flatbed trailer crashed into the group. The pickup driver, Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, pleaded not guilty to negligent homicide and remains behind bars.
Those killed were: Michael Ferazzi, 62, of Contoocook, N.H.; Albert Mazza Jr., 59, of Lee, N.H.; Aaron Perry, 45, of Farmington, N.H.; Daniel Pereira, 58, of Riverside, R.I.; and Edward Corr,, 58, of Lakeville, Mass.; who all served in the Marines.