Family and friends came together at the Quaker Steak and Lube this weekend to honor Larry Snellings who died eight months ago Saturday.
Police say James Alan Greene went to South Clinton Pawn Shop and asked Snellings to show him a shotgun.
They say Greene then loaded the gun using his own ammo and shot Snellings.
"He came in to my life when I was five years old," says his step daughter Meagan Shelton. "He was the man who raised me."
She says he was the kind of man who never met a stranger. Always willing to help out, she says he mowed lawns for free for elderly neighbors.
"He actually walked me down the aisle three weeks before he was murdered," says Shelton.
Meagan and her husband Kenneth organized the ride as way for people to come together and share their memories of Snellings.
"When we first started talking about the ride, we wanted people to come to be able to share their stories," says Kenneth Shelton.
"It's like a bomb dropped in on your little world and it just shatters everybody.11:08 MS
They say Greene is now in a state mental institution after being judged unfit to stand trial.
That doesn't sit well with the family.
"I don't hold a grudge or ill-will toward the man, I just want him to stand trial," says Kenneth.
"Putting my energy in to this ride," says Meagan, "is turning this negativity in to something positive."
Proceed from the event will benefit HOPE For Victims, a support group for people dealing with violent crimes.