HOUSTON (KTRK) --Bikes lined up across Houston Saturday for those in the line of duty.
On Saturday, 200 bikers gathered for a special ride to "Back the Blue." The ride was to show law enforcement that they are appreciated, especially in times like this.
"The devastation that's going on across the United State, we're here Texas riders, bikers that want to get together and help support that group," said Kimmy Martin, who helped organize the ride.
They took a ride that almost 50 miles long, ending up at Stubbs Harley Davidson off Telephone Road.
The ride comes at a difficult time after five officers were killed in Dallas and Bellaire Officer Anthony Marco Zarate was killed on Tuesday chasing shoplifting suspects.
The ride really meant a lot to officers.
"Sometimes it can make you question your career choices but stuff like this and the overall support we've been getting in the last year in general, but even more in the last week or so," said Tim McCurley with the League City Police Department Association.
Bikers in other cities across Texas also held rides to "Back the Blue."
In addition to the ride in Houston, bikers donated more than $2,000 that will help area law enforcement officers in need. All the money raised will go to the League City Police Officers Association and will help officers and their families in need.