NORWALK - Motorcyclists from all over New England roared into Norwalk Saturday for a spring ride with a purpose.

The Norwalk Eagle Riders group hosted its second annual "Blessing of the Bikes" on Mott Avenue.

Organizers believe it was a great way to kick off the riding season and to help raise awareness for their cause.

"What we do as Eagle Riders is we're people helping people, kids and veterans," said Kristopher Zulaeski. "And we're trying to open that up to the entire state and let people know what we do."

Organizers say all proceeds from the event support Eagle Riders charities.