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Published September 29, 2012, 07:08 PM

Friends and family ride in memory of Colby

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Friends and family of an NDSU freshman came together today for a motorcycle ride, honoring the Fargo North grad who was killed by a train last week.

By: Becky Parker, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) -- Friends and family of an NDSU freshman came together today for a motorcycle ride, honoring the Fargo North grad who was killed by a train last week.

We heard from Colby Anderson's parents for the first time since the accident. After a horrific week they're coming out of it saying,

they now know their son touched many lives.

Friends and family say Colby Anderson had many interests; rodeo, cars, and riding his motorcycle.

Now, they ride for him.

Nick Leadbetter/Friend of Colby: "This is out of remembrance for Colby. He was a biker, we're all bikers here, and it's just out of love for him. This is the one thing that we know best how to remember him by."

Brandon Guck/Friend of Colby: "Last thing I actually ever said to him was we've got to get a ride, we've got to ride together soon."

And that's just what they did.

It was his friends who organized this ride.

Sherrie Basham/Mother: "He was always there for them, and they've all said that over and over and I think right now, they want to be there for him."

A close family friend rode Colby's bike, as the convoy passed meaningful places from his life.

Starting at Fargo North high school, and out to some of his favorite fishing spots North of town.

The last stop on the ride was here, by the train tracks where Colby died. People stopped for a moment to write on this wall, covered with messages in his memory.

Burlington Northern agreed to stop all trains passing through so Colby's loved ones could be there.

Colby's parents: "The support is just amazing. It shows how many lives he's touched."

And the people he touched will forever have memories of Colby close to their hearts.

"He's always gonna be riding with us now."

Colby's funeral was yesterday.

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