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1,000 Mile Bike Ride To Aid Families Of Fallen Officers

Posted On July 10, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

Photo courtesy Cops Cycling for Survivors.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – A bicycle ride honoring fallen police officers begins crisscrossing the state Monday.

The 16th Cops Cycling for Survivors ride will begin after Governor Eric Holcomb makes remarks in downtown Indianapolis.

Cyclists will cover nearly 1,000 miles in the 13-day journey. Those riding include active and retired police officers, law enforcement survivors, their family members, and friends of law enforcement.

The Indiana State Police say ride participants are raising money and awareness for the “sacrifices made by Hoosier law enforcement families across Indiana.”

The final stop of the ride will be Crown Hill Cemetery, Heroes of Public Safety Section, in Indianapolis on Saturday, July 22. A closing ceremony will be held there.

You can follow the progress of the Cops Cycling for Survivors ride on Facebook.

The general route of the ride, according to Indiana State Police:

Day 1, Monday, July 10, 2010 – Indianapolis to Kokomo

Day 2, Tuesday, July 11, 2017 – Kokomo to Bluffton

Day 3, Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – Bluffton to Angola

Day 4, Thursday, July 13, 2017 – Angola to Mishawaka

Day 5, Friday, July 14, 2017 – Mishawaka to Merrillville

Day 6, Saturday, July 15, 2017 – Merrillville to Kentland

Day 7, Sunday, July 16, 2017 – Kentland to Terre Haute

Day 8, Monday, July 17, 2017 – Terre Haute to Princeton

Day 9, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 – Princeton to Huntingburg

Day 10, Wednesday, July 19, 2017 – Huntingburg to Jeffersonville

Day 11, Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Jeffersonville to Madison

Day 12, Friday, July 21, 2017 – Madison to Bloomington

Day 13, Saturday, July 22, 2017 – Bloomington to Indianapolis