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SCMPD officers bike in annual Memorial Bicycle Ride

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The ride kicked off Wednesday morning at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick. (Source: SCMPD) The ride kicked off Wednesday morning at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick. (Source: SCMPD)
More than 350 bicyclists are expected to participate in this year's ride. (Source: SCMPD) More than 350 bicyclists are expected to participate in this year's ride. (Source: SCMPD)
SCMPD Capt. Mike Wilkins biked 85 miles for the first leg of the ride. (Source: SCMPD) SCMPD Capt. Mike Wilkins biked 85 miles for the first leg of the ride. (Source: SCMPD)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Cyclists from the around the country are biking in the annual Law Enforcement United's annual 250-mile Memorial Bicycle Ride.

The ride kicked off Wednesday morning at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick. It ends May 12 in Washington D.C. for National Police Memorial Week, according to SCMPD. More than 350 bicyclists are expected to participate in this year's ride.

SCMPD Capt. Mike Wilkins biked 85 miles for the first leg of the ride, which remembers those in law enforcement who were killed in the line of duty.

"I wanted to ride this year because I felt like it was something I could do to show my support to all the fallen officers and their families.  It was an honor to represent the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department in such a meaningful event," Wilkins said.

Twenty-one SCMPD recruits were at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #7 on Grove Point Road on Wednesday afternoon to cheer on the bicyclists.

The ride aims to raise awareness of and provide monetary support to Concerns of Police Survivors and Officer Down Memorial Page.

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