Women motorcycle riders traveling country to help veterans

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Women are revving their engines to raise money for veterans.

The Women's Freedom Ride is making their way across the country to help veterans get service dogs. They will travel more than 6,000 miles across 19 states in 18 days.

Tuesday, they pulled into the Historic Harley-Davidson in Topeka.

One rider, who is from a military family, says it means a lot to help veterans.

"A lot of people don't really understand that we have people every single day that are putting their lives on the line, and they don't get paid that much to do it either, and they're out there doing this for us," said Karen Collins, the ride captain. "It's not for them. It's for me, for you, for all these women. Every single day they're putting their lives in danger and I don't know many people who would do it."

If you would like to donate to the cause, visit womensfreedomride.org.

WFR also supports, encourages and raises awareness of women motorcycle riders.