By Team

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hundreds of motorcycle riders hopped on their bikes Sunday to raise money for some good causes.

More than 400 riders left from Miami-Dade Police Department headquarters in Doral and made their way to Key Largo.

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This was their first ride. It was organized by the Police Officer Assistance Trust and Hispanic Police Officers Association.

They were even given a police escort as they headed out.

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They say this wound up being even bigger than expected and they were glad to see the support.

“Extremely excited. I can’t believe the turnout. I predicted about maybe 200 bikes and it went way over that,” said Carlos Arguelles, president of the Hispanic Police Officers Association.

“For us, it’s important to have a great ride, enjoy the day among friends, and raise money for this great cause,” added Miami-Dade Commissioner Jose “Pepe” Diaz.

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Their fundraising goal was at least $30,000. Proceeds went both to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Police Officer Assistance Trust, which helps officers and their families in times of hardship. Team