Riding to Honor our Fallen
In 2016, the Cycling Team created the "Ride to Remember" as a way to honor and remember our Brothers and Sisters in blue who were killed in the line of duty. The inaugural ride was 80-miles and took us to all of our substations in Dallas. We rode 1 mile for every Dallas Police Officer killed in the line of duty; sadly, our ride has increased to 86 miles. The second year was opened to the public and has since topped out at over 100 cyclists joining us as we rode to the substations with the help of the Dallas Police Motorcycle Unit closing down the intersections so we could continue to our destination as a peloton.
The Ride to Remember is capped to 100 cyclists and everyone must be able to maintain at least a 15 mph pace. Over the years we have had numerous people tell us they would like to ride but can't do the distance or maintain the pace.
To allow more cyclists to participate in a ride, the Ride of Honor was created and allows each cyclist to ride at their own pace without having the motorcycle escort. Unlike the Ride to Remember, this ride will have several route options to choose from. Whatever route you choose, you will be honoring and remembering our 86 fallen Heroes and their families along with other 1st responders who have died in the line of duty.
Proceeds from the Ride of Honor will benefit three 501c3 non-profit organizations: Dallas Police Cycling Team, and the HALO fund.