PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Thousands biked their way from Center City to Atlantic City for the 31st annual Tour de Shore cycle rider.READ MORE: Trial Starts Monday For Gilbert Newton III, Philadelphia Teen Accused Of Killing Ex-Girlfriend Morgan McCaffrey
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: Philadelphia Seniors Treated To Night Out, Musical At Walnut Street Theatre
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: Police Searching For Gunmen After Shots Fired Near Chester High School Football Game
The money raised will go to support the families of fallen first responders and children in need.