BIG FLATS, N.Y. -- The 2013 Troop Ride in the Southern Tier was a huge success and Friday, members gave the United Service Organizations of Fort Drum $15,000.
The July ride attracted about 500 motorcyclists who rode more than 160 miles to support our troops. This was the sixth year of the ride.
Organizers say they do it year after year because the importance of supporting our troops never fades.
"They're still somewhere overseas or they're even here in the United States and we have to support them no matter where they are and that's the whole point of it. They fight for us, we ride for them," Troop Ride founder Dave O'Dell said.
YNN was a proud sponsor of this year's event.