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Memorial ride raises awareness for motorcycle safety

Motorcyclist's memory lives on to save lives
Posted at 7:22 AM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 05:58:07-04
Hundreds of motorcyclists came together in an effort to make the roads safer for riders as they remember one of their own. 
 
On Saturday, July 9th, riders headed on a 100 mile journey across Iowa from Council Bluffs to Pacific Junction for the "Jeff Ahl Ride".
 
The trip was held in memory for Jeff Ahl, who was killed in May of 2012 when another driver turned in front of him in Omaha. 
 
The family of Ahl says they hope this ride prevents other crashes.  
 
"So. what we want to do is get people to look twice for a motorcyclist. To look for that smaller profile and just pay attention. That extra look can help save someone's life." said Ahl's widow, Deb Ahl-Murray. 
 
During the ride, motorcyclists took part in a poker run at each stop along the route. There was also a raffle to raise money. 
 
All proceeds from the event went toward supporting the awareness campaign, "Look Twice. Save a Life".
 
This year's campaign started May 1, 2016, in support of Motorcycle Safety Awareness month and will continue through the summer.
 
Billboards can be seen around the Omaha metro to remind drivers to be extra alert of motorcyclists.