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MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- Hundreds of bikers turned out for the annual Patriot Ride Sunday morning, the last big event of Muskegon Bike Time.

The ride benefits Every Woman's Place and Webster House Youth Services, which work to raise awareness for domestic violence, and help homeless and runaway youths.

Riders began their journey at Hot Rod Harley Davidson, before enjoying a scenic, non-stop ride along the Muskegon River through Muskegon and Newaygo Counties.

"Fundraisers like this are vital for our organization, because as grant funding goes down, our need for services continues to rise, and without support for the community at events like this we wouldn't be able to serve the number of youth and women and children that we do," said Amanda Robertson, Campaign Manager for the Patriot Ride.

Robertson says the 250 bikers that participated in Sunday's ride was more than double the riders that came out last year.

An estimated 100,000 showed up for the 8th annual Bike Time festival.

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