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Generally speaking, you can subtract 20-30 degrees Fahrenheit from the outside temperature to know how it will feel on a motorcycle. The wind chill is palpable, painful, and for more than 50 bikers near Warner Robbins Air Force Base, a privilege.
These bikers each paid $20 to endure a 90-mile ride, called “Ride For The Blue,” in below freezing temperatures to raise money for the Fraternal Order of Police. The ride coincides with National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, which is January 9th.
Rodney Blitch, an organizer of the ride, said the event came about after the fatal shootings of five police officers near the town of Macon, GA last year.
“We’re mainly just here to show our appreciation for what they do every day,” said Blitch.
Charles Hulon, one of the officers in attendance for the ride, commented on the turnout.
“It shows that people care about law enforcement in general. A lot of people appreciate what we do. It means a lot.”