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Ride for the Troops held Sunday (photo gallery)

The annual Ride for the Troops event was held Sunday, starting off at the parking lot of Marketplace Foods. (Malachi Petersen | Bemidji Pioneer)1 / 6
Part of the event was a pancake fundraiser. (Malachi Petersen | Bemidji Pioneer)2 / 6
A U.S. flag was displayed prominently in a traffic cone at the Ride for the Troops event Sunday in Bemidji. (Malachi Petersen | Bemidji Pioneer)3 / 6
A color guard displays the flags as part of ceremonies Sunday for the Ride for the Troops event in Bemidji. (Malachi Petersen | Bemidji Pioneer)4 / 6
Riders for the annual Ride for the Troops event on Sunday in Bemidji. (Malachi Petersen | Bemidji Pioneer)5 / 6
Riders for the annual Ride for the Troops event on Sunday in Bemidji. (Malachi Petersen | Bemidji Pioneer)6 / 6

The annual Ride for the Troops event was held Sunday, starting off at the parking lot of Marketplace Foods. The event raises funds to help military families in need. Organizers said Monday that there were 405 bikes -- and 534 riders -- taking part, which raised more than $20,000.

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