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Va. officers participating in memorial bicycle ride

Friday - 5/11/2012, 5:32pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - Some Virginia police officers are hopping on bicycles to honor fellow officers who died in the line of duty.

The Bike for the Blue memorial ride starts at 6 a.m. Sunday at the state Capitol in Richmond.

More than 60 officers from Richmond and other jurisdictions are scheduled to ride 117 miles north on U.S. Route 1 to Washington, D.C. There they'll meet other officers from around the country for the Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony Tuesday as part of National Police Week.

It's the 17th year that officers are participating in the ride.

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