Hundreds of motorcyclists 'Ride for Justice' in Jacksonville

By Vic Micolucci, General assignment reporter, vic@wjxt.com
Published On: Jun 28 2014 05:08:00 PM EDT
Updated On: Jun 29 2014 05:32:06 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

More than 400 motorcyclists took part Saturday morning in the Ride for Justice, touring Jacksonville for a great cause.

The annual motorcycle ride benefits the Justice Coalition, a nonprofit that supports families of innocent crime victims.

There was a special ceremony at Adamec Harley-Davidson before the ride honoring those who have lost their lives to violence.

The families of Cherish Perrywinkle, Shelby Farah, Renie Telzer-Bain and Michael Siegrist were honored on stage.

Telzer-Bain's grandson, Myles Telzer, spoke about how the organization helped him and his family after Renie was murdered in her home.

"I would not be here today without you and all you have done for us," Telzer told executive director Ann Dugger and those who work with the organization.

Jacksonville Sheriff John Rutherford spoke to show his support for the organization.

JSO officers escorted a 5-mile long group of riders up interstate 95, through downtown, and over some of Jacksonville's biggest bridges, like the Acosta, Mathews and Dames Point.

It ended with live music, lunch and a silent auction.

Organizers said they hoped to raise about $20,000 for charity from the event. Saturday afternoon, they were still tallying everything up to find out how much they raised.

Sponsors included Adamec Harley-Davidson, Dick's Wings, Blue Bell Ice Cream, M.D. Towing, and Hardage-Giddens funeral home.

To find out more about the Justice Coalition, or to make a donation, visit Justicecoalition.org.

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