For the children. That's why about 20 Mounties will cycle more than 800 kilometres in 10 days.
They ride for children like Melissa Etheridge, who two years ago was walking drunk in Chase when she wandered onto train tracks and was hit by a train.
The collision left Etheridge brain damaged, but determined to get better, she said outside the city's downtown RCMP detachment.
"I'm still alive," said Etheridge.
Although she struggles with mobility, Etheridge joined this year's Cops for Kids riders for the last couple of blocks of their ride from Salmon Arm to the Kamloops detachment on a special tricycle purchased with money raised by the charity ride.
Once in the parking lot, she got her picture taken with the day's riders and a T-shirt.
"I had a good ride today," she said.
Amanda Robinson of Thompson Community Services said Cops for Kids is a great charity that benefits children with special needs.
"This is a huge example of how fantastic a charity Cops for Kids is," said Robinson.
Their spouses and children greeted the riders, four of whom are from the Kamloops RCMP. One of the local officers, Cpl. Les Blain, was enjoying his second Cops for Kids ride.
One of the best parts of the gruelling ride is meeting ambassadors like Etheridge and seeing how the money they raise helps them, said Blain.
"We see children that we've given special walkers to, wheelchairs. I've seen two or three of these bikes (like Etheridge's) now," he said, adding the charity also helps families with medical travel expenses.
Although a lot of work, Blain will likely take part in next year's ride. He said Cops for Kids has raised $1.9 million in 12 years, but he doesn't know how much has been raised this year.
Last year's trek took in $215,000.
RCMP Supt. Brad Mueller said police take their knocks, but he's proud of what Cops for Kids riders have done.
"Thank you for everything that you do," said Mueller. "This is a very proud day for all of us."
The riders head for Vernon today. Their final destination is Kelowna.