An estimated 750 motorcyclists roared into downtown Martinsburg late Saturday afternoon to kick off Bike Night 2010.
The event, which is sponsored by Main Street Martinsburg and the Blue Knights West Virginia Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, began eight years ago not only to bring people downtown, but to raise money for Hospice of the Panhandle, said K.C. Bohrer, president of Blue Knights West Virginia.
"We want to have an event that people can be proud of," Bohrer said. "We've raised close to $60,000 for Hospice."
Erik Estrada, who portrayed Francis "Ponch" Poncherello in the 1970s and 1980s television show "CHiPs," attended the event for the second consecutive year. He set up a table at the corner of South Queen and East Burke streets to sign autographs for his adoring fans.
Bohrer said Estrada donates his time to attend the event.
"He's been more than generous," Bohrer said. "He volunteers. He does this for free."