Bikers give local teen with cancer surprise

Posted at 5:32 PM, Mar 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 13:30:37-04

Local bikers gathered Sunday afternoon at River Walk Park for a ride. Where they were headed was a surprise.

The group of nearly 100 riders rode to the house of Ben Martinez, a Bakersfield teen who suffers from alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, an aggressive cancer that usually starts in the torso, arms and legs.

The bikers provided Ben with gifts, including a personalized vest with the biker name Giant Slayer.

They also took Ben for a ride around Bakersfield and, after the ride, Ben reflected on being leader of a motorcycle club.

"It felt great. I like to feel the wind. And we scared some other guy. Nothing better. It felt great."

You can visit Ben's Facebook page, Facing Ben's Giant, by clicking here.