Sunday, July 29, 2012

Motorcyclists, bike riders to honor fallen police officers


Motorcyclists and bicyclists are both participating in rides today to honor and remember Chicago police officers who died in the line of duty.

This morning, the Ride to Remember kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Harrison District Police Headquarters, 3151 W. Harrison St., and heads to the Gold Star Families Memorial across from Soldier Field. The ride was started as an annual event in 2005 by detectives from what was then Area 4, the Harrison Police Area, as a fundraiser for the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, according to organizers.

This year, about 1,000 motorcycle riders were expected to participate.

This afternoon at 1:30 p.m., the Pedal for the Police ride, also benefiting the foundation, starts at from Chicago Police Headquarters, in conjunction with a long-distance bike ride sponsored by the Illinois Concerns of Police Survivors, the Cycle Across Illinois. The bike event also will end at the memorial.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will the Saints be there? It won't be a real biker ride unless they participate that's for sure.

Anonymous said...

Was a great time for a great cause... A lot of fun. So quit all the bull shit. A lot of LE clubs and all.was good.. Thanks to those that put rhe event together... Was great . Wish I would have got the 10 k though....

Stay sAfe....

Anonymous said...

Is BIG Macho-Man Jody there, with his BIG motorcycle, Flexing for the crowd ???? What a He-Man !

I Voted For Obama said...

Saw part of it---very impressive.

Anonymous said...

No one mentioned the ilcops group started in alton il Thursday and ended their ride in Chicago. That's 355 miles donut boys.

Anonymous said...

Should've might as well been Halloween. All wanna be outlaws trying to look tuff. Leather vests representing some stupid trash bike club. Most of the cops look more like inmates with all the trash tattoos etc. Too funny the diff tuff Guy clubs lol. All mostly fat white guys pretending. R u cops or outlaw bikers? Was lol the whole time. Beatoffs! Fat bitches riding in back dressed similar. Was a site to see is right!

Anonymous said...

The ISP guys had their ride to Springfield on Saturday too. It was to raise $$$ for the memorial park in honor of their LODD. Great bunch and so well behaved.