Hundreds Of Bikers Gather For Poker Run In Memory Of Friend That Crashed Motorcycle

Saturday, August 28th 2021, 9:49 pm
By: Ashlyn Brothers

SAND SPRINGS, Oklahoma -

Hundreds of bikers are riding through Sand Springs in memory of a friend who died days after a motorcycle crash. Allen Simpson leaves behind his fiancée and two-year-old daughter.

Mariah Meschkat said she has to move forward but her fiancée's memory won't be left behind. After all, Meschkat said she will always have Allen's mini-me.

Every time someone revs their engine and honks a horn Meschkat thinks of her fiancée Allan Simpson.

"Everybody knew when Allen was close," said Meschkat.

Meschkat and Simpson were raising their daughter Jentri to be a rider.

"That was our, our life really. Being parents and riding Harleys," said Meschkat.

Meschkat said Simpson was laid back; he was goofy and kind.

"One of a kind. He was, he was amazing," said Meschkat.

Now, she sees all the best parts of Simpson in their two-year-old.

"Attitude, looks, all of it. She's the closest thing I have to him," said Meschkat.

The couple was in a crash last month when Simpson lost control of his bike while exiting 412. Simpson spent several days in the ICU with a skull fracture and brain bleeding before he died.

"I got a little girl. And if I lost her or she lost me, I wouldn't know what she would do without me," said DJ Burris, close friend.

Family and friends gathered in Sand Springs today for a six-stop Poker Run in Simpson's honor to help raise money for his fiancée and baby girl.

"All these bikes are for him. He'd probably bust down in tears," said DJ Burris.

Meschkat's brother said they have a long road ahead but they don't have to do it alone.

"They got someone here. If they need somebody, we're here for them," said Terik Meschkat.

Meschkat said Simpson would've done the same for anyone.

"I know he's looking down and so happy that we have so many people here for us to support us," said Meschkat.

The Poker run also included a raffle and live auction. Organizers said the biker who dealt the biggest hand got $250 while the smallest hand rode off with $100.