Alabama consistently ranks among the top 10 when it comes to the number of motorcyclist killed among drivers in each state.
Those who survive those crashes often find themselves with bills or needs that insurance doesn't cover.
That's why, every year, Bay Area Riders gather for the annual Riders 4 Riders Chili Cook Off at Boondocks in west Mobile.
They did again yesterday, bidding on donated items, tasting and testing chili and enjoying some music in the bars back yard.
Every rider knows that he or she could be the one needing this help someday.
Organizers say the cook off is also a reminder to those who don't ride, to be more aware of the bikes and give them a little extra room when they share the road.