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