CONYERS, Ga. - Georgians from across the state got on their motorcycles for a good cause Saturday morning.
Bikers joined together for a benefit ride to raise funds for the family of Officer Chase Maddox, who died in February while helping two other officers serve a warrant. At the time, his wife Alex was pregnant. She has since given birth to their second child.
"We never thought it would be this huge I don't know why we didn't," event organizers Courtney Childress and Jessica Green said. "It's amazing. It's completely overwhelming the outpouring of the community."
The ride, which was organized by the Falcons Fury HOG Chapter, started at Courtesy Ford in Conyers and went to Falcons Fury Harley-Davidson. Each rider donated at least $15 and each passenger donated at least $5.
Organizers said that all the proceeds from the ride would be donated "to the beautiful family he leaves behind."
Organizers said that they were overjoyed by the response they received.
"They were excited. They were happy to do this for the family," they said. "All hands in everybody."
This ride was just one of the ways that Georgians have stepped in to help support Maddox's family. So far, they've raised over $100,000 in fundraisers around the area.