BANGS, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – 37-year-old Kevin Worthy has always wanted to ride a motorcycle, according to his family, but due to his disability, it’s never been a reality until just recently.

Born with spina bifida, a neural tube defect affecting the spine, Worthy was paralyzed from the chest down and ‘developmentally delayed,’ his family told KTAB/KRBC.

Video of Kevin Worthy at May 21 motorcade, sent in to KTAB/KRBC by Brian & Becky Acuff

From a young age, Worthy just wanted to ride. Finally, his family was able to make that dream into a reality May 21, when he got his chance to ride in a sidecar in a motorcade.

“His beaming smile and gratitude didn’t leave a dry eye amongst the hundred of us who were there,” Worthy’s uncle Brian Acuff said of the motorcade.

Video of Kevin Worthy at May 21 motorcade, sent in to KTAB/KRBC by Brian & Becky Acuff

With more than 80 riders across multiple motorcycle clubs from Belton and closer, the bikers rode from Bangs High School to a luncheon at Underwood’s Bar-B-Q in Brownwood, all in honor of Worthy. He was also sworn in, “as president of Kevin’s honorary motorcycle group — which he had elected to name Brothers In Arms,” according to the Brownwood Bulletin.

With a vest sporting patches to commemorate the day, Kevin Worthy’s dream of being a biker has become a reality.