The American Legion Riders escorted the Central Dauphin football team to the annual Gold Star Moms game on Sept. 14th, and Harrison Fenstemaker was thrilled about it.
Fenstemaker was a high school senior and a motorcycle enthusiast. He died the following day, right after the amazing escort happened. An intoxicated driver crossed over a double yellow line and crashed into the teen, who was riding his bike at the moment.
His coach and Dave Lyons, the Post 272 road captain, wanted to do something for the young rider’s friends and family, so they decided to tribute him. Fenstemaker was well-known for his love or scenic motorcycle rides, so they arranged another escort for the football team on Friday, Sept. 28.
For this escort, at least two more motorcycle groups joined the Legion Riders which resulted in a horde of more than 350 motorcycles roaring through town and paving the way for the school bus that was carrying Fenstemaker’s teammates to the homecoming game. His mom joined the bikers and rode on a three-wheeler, wearing a green Rams jersey, #62, her son’s number.
The event planners expected around 200 motorcycles, but nearly double that showed up to pay respect to their fallen brother.
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