DUNCAN, Okla._Sunday nearly three hundred bikers sped through the town of Duncan in hopes instilling peace within their city's walls.
The city's first ever Jericho Ride was held in light of several recent violent crimes or tragedies involving the city's youth, the most recent involving the death of Australian Chris Lane back in August when he was gunned down in a senseless shooting while jogging.
"Try to show our kids they don't have to be violent, that there's consequences to some choices, we got people sitting down here in the jail that should be going to high school on Monday and we are trying to show them an alternative it's not necessary there are consequences when they get caught," said Freedom Biker Church Pastor Billy Morgan.
The name of the ride was inspired by a bible story, the city hopes the walls of crime and anger will be broken like Joshua did in Jericho.
"Trying to show our kids they can be apart of something and they don't have to be violent, there's an alternative to the violence," said Pastor Morgan.
Sunday's bikers circled the city seven times and ended the ride with a prayer at the city's high school stadium. The ride covered 80 miles and took nearly four hours to complete. Every church was invited to attend along with the community.