Bristol, N.Y. -- Nearly two months to the day after Kevin Royston lost his leg in a hit and run accident, around 150 cyclists took to the road for a 70-mile and 25-mile bike ride to raise money and awareness.
On June 5, Royston was out for his usual bike ride on Town Line Road in Rushville when he was hit by a driver. That accident changed his life forever.
"This is not a short term accident, it's the rest of my life," Royston said. "I've got to learn how to walk again, I've got to learn how to ride again."
Helping Royston get there is the biking community, a community of family, friends and those who understand the love of riding.
Christine Giess, Team Leader of Canandaigua Moms in Motion, is one of those supports.
Giess was already planning on attending the Ride for Royston before her friend Heather Boyum was killed last week while riding. That gave her more reason to get on her bike and pedal for something bigger than her.
"I was a little worried to get back on my bike again just 'cause I was feeling bad," Giess said. "But to see the line of riders just brought all my power back to me."
It's power that Royston reaches for every day, power he hopes will get him back on the road.