Breckenridge Texan

Motorcyclists participate in memorial ride for Kristy

Motorcyclists participate in memorial ride for Kristy
October 17
19:35 2019

On Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12, more than 30 motorcyclists from Breckenridge and beyond gathered at the boat ramp just west of the Mile-Long Bridge on U.S. Highway 180. Escorted by the Breckenridge Police Department, Breckenridge Fire Department and the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, they rode through town to honor the final wish of Kristy Smith Brinegar.

Along West Walker Street on Saturday, Sarah Moore and J.D. Loffler, along with their kids, Jaxsyn, Ryan and Gabryel, stopped to watch the motorcycle ride in memory of Kristy Smith Brinegar. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

The motorcycle ride was planned by her sister and friends before Brinegar passed away on Oct. 10. They had hoped that she would be able to participate in the ride.

Brinegar, who had worked at Breckenridge’s Chicken Express restaurant in recent years, had been at home lately, under hospice care, following diagnosis and treatment for cervical cancer, which had spread to other parts of her body.

After the motorcyclists rode through Breckenridge, many vehicles pulled over to let them pass. Additionally, several families got out of their cars to watch the motorcycles pass. Then, the participants gathered at the City Park for hot dogs and iced tea. They passed the hat to take up a collection for Brinegar’s family.

For more information about Brinegar, click here for the previous Breckenridge Texan article about the motorcycle ride and here to read her obituary.

Many of the motorcyclists who participated in the memorial ride on Saturday gathered under the Breckenridge City Park pavilion to honor the memory of Kristy Smith Brinegar. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Story by Carla McKeown/Breckenridge Texan

Cutline, top photo: More than 30 motorcyclists ride through Breckenridge on Saturday afternoon in honor of Kristy Smith Brinegar’s dying wish. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

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