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 sold out each year. One hundred cyclists join us as we rode to our seven substations with the help of the Dallas Police Motorcycle Unit closing down all intersections as we make our way through the Dallas Streets
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 which 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.
In 2015, the Cycling Team established the HALOS Fund ( Helping and Loving Our Survivors) to assist and support the survivors of Dallas Police Officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. HALOS is honored to support the Widows Luncheon, which is held in May at the Dallas Police Association, since 2016. The Fund provides Greenberg Turkeys to the families for Thanksgiving and creates Christmas ornaments using members' bicycle chains from the Police Unity Tour and Texas Peace Officer Memorial Rides. The fund helps purchase Christmas gifts for The Widows' and Orphans' Fund and assists with their Christmas luncheon. We are grateful to be in the position where we can invite one member from each surviving family to participate in the Police Unity Tour and cover 100% of the $1,800.00 registration and travel expenses.