Dozens of cyclists will take off Saturday on a 100-mile bike ride from Philadelphia to Cape May to support wounded veterans.

The event, called The Foster 100, is sponsored by the Team Foster charity that provides aid to wounded combat veterans.

The ride will end at the Exit Zero Cookhouse for a celebration. Registration opens at 6 a.m. at The Porch at the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, and the ride is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. that morning.

Saturday’s ride honors Capt. Erick Foster, of Franklin Park, Pennsylvania, who was killed in combat in Iraq in August 2007, according to the charity’s website. All proceeds from the ride will go to aid and care for veterans, specifically providing service dogs to those who have combat-related disabilities.

As of Tuesday evening, the charity had raised more than $34,000 toward the cause.

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