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Augusta bikers send off fellow rider on his last ride

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

A line of motorcycles went on and on at Augusta Harley Davidson on Belair Frontage Road. Friday night, hundreds of bikers paid tribute to one of their own.

"This parking lot has never had this many bikes," said Jan Yu, a friend to the man they were honoring. "We've had toy runs from here, we've done memorials, because of Dave's job, he knows every biker. Anybody who rides a Harley knows who Dave is."

Dave Sheffield was a service manager at the Augusta Harley Davidson. Last week, while leaving work on his own Harley, he was hit by a car. He later died in the hospital.

"Shocked because he was actually one of the safest riders of this community," said Wayne Cheselka, friend and fellow rider.

His remains were strapped in the back of one of the many Harley's he worked on, the biker community is going all out to send him off; an honor his family says he would have loved.

"He was all in," said Thomas Sheffield, one of Sheffield's four brothers. "He never did anything half way. Everything meant something to him. He put all his heart into it and that shows."

Dedicating 27 years of service, Sheffield received full military honors at his memorial; more than three hundred guests came to pay their respects.

"It's closure; it's saying good bye, and it's a chance to come together and celebrate his life," Cheselka said.

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