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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 5:00am

Bike Ride Honors Fallen Officers

A few dozen people are riding bicycles from coastal Georgia to the nation's capital to raise awareness and money for groups supporting police officers killed in the line of duty.

Organizers of the bike ride to Washington expect 35 law enforcement officers and family members of fallen police officers to make the first leg of the ride Wednesday from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick to Savannah about 60 miles to the north.

Savannah-Chatham County police plan to escort the procession through the county.

Organizers expect more riders to join the group along the route, with about 350 cyclists peddling into Washington on the final leg May 12.

The riders' goal is to raise $250,000 for the Officer Down Memorial Page and the group Concerns of Police Survivors.