PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thousands biked their way from Center City to Atlantic City for the 31st annual Tour de Shore cycle rider.READ MORE: Abortion Rights Advocates Gather For Bans Off Our Bodies Protest In Philadelphia After SCOTUS Overturned Roe v. Wade
The 65-mile bike ride started at Franklin Square on 6th and Race Streets. It will finish at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City where participates will celebrate the accomplishment with an after party.
Organizers say a record-breaking 2600 cyclists registered for this year’s event.READ MORE: 11 Separate Shootings In Philadelphia Leave 2 Dead, 10 Others Injured: Police
Last year 2500 cyclists participated in the event and organizers raised $1 million.
Tour de Shore Children’s Foundation hopes to raise $1,250,000 million at this year’s event.MORE NEWS: Brandywine Valley SPCA, Other Shelters Holding Mega Adoption Event This Weekend
The money raised will go to support the families of fallen first responders and children in need.