SAN ANTONIO -- Bikers rode from San Antonio to Austin Sunday morning for their annual Chris Kyle Memorial Ride.
The ride started a few years ago and has grown since then.
"We had three people from Minnesota. We had a Louisiana chapter come up unexpectedly," said organizer Rob Larwood with the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association.
The bikers finally made their stop at Kyle's final resting place at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery. None knew Kyle personally, but were moved by his service and attitude toward helping others.
"Chris was all about trying to help people out that were going through problems, PTSD. We are just here to honor that," said Rob Lewis.
Kyle served four combat tours in Afghanistan, but was killed a few years later by a fellow veteran suffering from mental illness.
"He didn't believe in giving up and he just thought, if he could help someone, that person could get better so they could go help someone," said Larwood.
The mission isn't just about helping veterans, but those who serve their communities.
"Buy them a lunch, point them toward an organization, but just don't leave a veteran or first responder and think they will be okay. Most of them won't be," said Larwood.
Organizers expected a larger turnout, but chilly weather and icy roads deterred many bikers from the long trip.