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Spinning event held to benefit Ride to Remember

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SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -

A charity bicycle ride in Springfield is raising money to help honor officers killed in the line of duty.

"We brought all our spin bikes down from the gym upstairs," said Jesse Baker, owner of 180 Fit Gym.

180 Fit Gym once again teamed up with the Spirit of Springfield for its fifth annual spinning event on Main Street in Springfield Thursday to raise money for the Ride to Remember.

The plaza was filled with stationary bikes as participants prepared for a 15 minute ride to honor law enforcement officers

The time was just a fraction of what it will take cyclists on September 8, when they pedal from Springfield to Boston for a sixth straight year.

However, Tracey Coleman and Sally Broughton told Western Mass News they'll be participating in both and encourage others to do the same.

"Show support for law enforcement and firefighters who've died in the line of duty," Coleman said.

Broughton added, "To support our men and women who you know serve for us and take care of us on the streets."

"Everything we make today goes toward the ride to remember we supply them with water and the different materials they need to get to Boston," Baker said. 

This year's Ride to Remember is being dedicated to Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna and Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon.

For more information on this year's ride, CLICK HERE.

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