LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- With so many recent deadly motorcycle crashes across Kentucky, one organization says its annual event is more important than ever.

The Family First Blessing of the Bikes was held on Saturday at Shawnee Park in Louisville.

Despite the rain, people turned out for music, food and to have their bikes blessed.

Several organizations come out for the event every year.

Organizers say the blessing of the bikes is also about safety.

"Just be careful out there because you can have an accident, and not even be your fault. It's ... just be careful cars, motorcycles, whatever it is," said Christian Motorcyclists Association's Gary Dodt. 

The event is held nationwide around the start of summer every year.

Louisville's event is always held on the Saturday before the Kentucky Derby.

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