About 100 riders rode in support of the jailed Marine reservist held in Mexico. Photo courtesy of 10News twitter.

A group of about 100 riders mounted their motorcycles Saturday and rode together in a show of support for Andrew Tahmooressi, the Marine reservist being held in a Mexican jail.

The ride began at San Diego Harley-Davidson‘s main location at 4645 Morena Blvd. in San Diego at 11 a.m. Saturday and was expected to end at San Diego Harley-Davidson’s Kearny Mesa location at 5600 Kearny Mesa Rd., according to a Harley-Davidson employee.

A CHP officer told a dispatcher that there was about 100 riders traveling in a group on southbound Interstate 5 shortly after 11 a.m.

According to a tweet from a 10News reporter, the riders were on their way towards the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tahmooressi, 25, is the Marine sergeant and veteran of the war in Afghanistan who was jailed in Tijuana on April 1 when he crossed the San Ysidro border carrying three weapons and several hundred rounds of ammunition. Possession of weapons or ammo in Mexico is a serious crime, and signs in English warn of that on highways in advance of the boundary.

He is now being held in a jail cell in Tecate and has a court hearing in Tijuana set for July 9, after a May 28 court date was cancelled when Tahmooressi fired his first attorney.

The Harley-Davidson employee said Saturday’s ride to support Tahmooressi in his fight to be released from jail and allowed to cross back into the United States.

Tahmooressi is a Harley-Davidson enthusiast.

— City News Service

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