The 7th annual Ride to Remember event takes off Saturday!

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Saturday is the 7th anniversary of Ride to Remember which is an event that raises awareness about police officers killed in the line of duty.

There are hundreds of people in Springfield, mostly first responders ready to ride the 106 miles to the State House in Boston.

This year’s Ride to Remember is unique because it will honor Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose who died in the Line of duty.

Ambrose wore badge number seven and this is the 7th anniversary of the ride.

Every year, hundreds of people show their support for police and firefighters by participating in the bike ride.

22News spoke to Dolores Goodrew of Agawam about supporting the cause. “There’s just a lot of enthusiasm and support from so many people especially when you go along the way it’s just a great way to tell people about the cause,” said Goodrew.

Riders will be making five stops along the way.

All of the money raised Saturday will go towards firefighter and police officer memorials, along with Christina’s House in Springfield.

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