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Ride & Rally for Jordan Dordell

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CNY/NNY/S. Tier: Ride & Rally for Jordan Dordell
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Friends and family are still mourning the 23-year-old-man who was attacked and killed in his Binghamton home. On Saturday, a group of bike riders gathered for a memorial ride in his honor. Our Alexa Green tells us how he's being remembered.

BINGHAMTON N.Y. -- Bicycles lined the sidewalks of Mygatt Street Saturday to honor fellow BMX Rider Jordan Dordell. He was brutally attacked in his home, less than a month ago. His pregnant fiancee, Rachel survived the attack.

"Everybody coming out here for her shows that we have love and care for her, and we are willing to do whatever it takes to help her out and make her happy," said Charles Rooney, Dordell's Friend.

About twenty bike riders took part in the Memorial Ride and Rally. Several local bike shops made donations that were raffled off. Organizers say the ride will benefit Rachel and her unborn child.

"All the money is going directly to her and it's going to be put right into her hands for whatever she needs for her and her child," Rooney added.

Friends and family say Dordell had been riding all throughout his life and would have loved to partake in an event like this.

"This was such a big part of his life. It's a big deal. So I'm glad everyone is out here freezing, and it's all for Jordan and Rachel. I'm just proud," Caitlyn Marsh, Rachel's Sister.

The memorial ride and rally began at Dordell's home on Mygatt Street and finished at Cheri Lindsey Park. Dordell's family says, while he may be gone, his spirit will live on forever in his baby girl.

"It will be good to have something of Jordan, to keep his line going," said Dordell's Grandmother, Joyce Fitch.

Rachel's baby is due early next year. She was able to attend the event.

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