Nearly 500 Cleveland bikers ride to ‘Back the Blue’


CLEVELAND (WJW) — Bikers rode to the “Back the Blue” Sunday morning in Cleveland.

Kickstands went up at 11:30 a.m. Upwards of 500 motorcycles took part in this second annual run.

Bikers started in Berea and rode to a memorial service at the Peace Officers Memorial in downtown Cleveland.

Sunday’s event had a cost was $20 per rider .

The event benefited the family of Cleveland police Detective James Skernivitz, who was killed in the line of duty in September.

Other proceeds will support Cleveland’s annual “Shop with a Cop” event.

The ride was organized by the group Cleveland Bikers for Charity. The organization is planning several other charity rides this summer.

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