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By Tim Jimenez

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The excessive heat and humidity did not stop thousands of cyclists from biking their way from Philadelphia to Atlantic City for an annual ride benefiting children in need and families of fallen first responders.

The 28th annual Tour de Shore raised $820-thousand for the nonprofit Irish Pub Children’s Foundation.

“This money goes back to the community,” says organization president, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Joe Sullivan, “and it does incredible work.”

Sullivan says participants of the 65-mile bike ride are fueled by the comradery.

“When you start to think you’re not going to make it any further, the people around you rally around you and cheer you on,” he says, “and somehow you find a way to make it to Atlantic City.”

There is strong law enforcement presence for the event, with some of the money going to families of the fallen.

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