PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — From the Ben to The Shore. It’s a 65-mile journey and thousands of bikers made it their mission Sunday morning.

The 34th annual charity bike ride kicked off before the sun was even up.

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The riders are raising money for the Families Behind The Badge Children’s Foundation. Funds benefit families of fallen first responders, as well as children in the Philadelphia area.

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Organizers say the bike ride is about giving back and comradery.

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The bike ride raised more than $1 million. The funds will go to dozens of charities, including those fighting gun violence in our city.