Hundreds of Motorcycle Enthusiasts Expected at Chicago Police Area 4 Detectives' 14th Annual Ride to Remember
"I think it is important to honor these fallen heroes, as well as, support their families. We are undertaking a large event and I feel there will be a huge turnout," explained Chicago Police Sergeant John Roberts, one of the organizers.
The Chicago Police Detective Division sponsors the 14th Annual RIDE TO REMEMBER fundraiser on Sunday, July 29, 2018, benefiting the
Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. The detectives expect hundreds of Chicago area motorcycle enthusiasts to take part in this worthy event that starts at the former Area 4 Detective Headquarters at the corner of Harrison and Kedzie.
The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that honors officers killed or catastrophically injured in the line of duty. It supports and assists the families of Chicago Police Officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. It was established in 2004, to help build a bridge between the Chicago Police Department and the people these officers protect. The foundation gives voice to the gratitude so many have expressed to these CPD heroes.
Over 580 men and women have died while keeping watch on the citizens who live in the city of Chicago.
Registration will take place between 7:30 am and 8:30 am on July 29, in the Area 4 parking lot and the ride will start 9:00 am sharp. To take part, a fee of $35 is required per motorcycle and rider. The donation for additional passengers is $35 each. This fee includes a Ride To Remember t-shirt and the after-ride celebration at the Teamsters Local 705 Union Hall at 1645 W. Jackson Blvd. There will be food, live music and refreshments.
The ride leaves Area 4, travels south on the Boulevards and east to Lake Shore Drive. The ride proceeds north on LSD to the Chicago Police Gold Star Families Memorial Park near Soldier Field, where there will be a short program. For more information, please visit www.cpdmemorial.org.
"I think it is important to honor these fallen heroes, as well as, support their families. We are undertaking a large event and I feel there will be a huge turnout. We look forward to seeing our fellow riders rain or shine," explained Chicago Police Sergeant John Roberts, one of the organizers. "The ride is open to the public and we are asking everyone to attend and show their support for the Chicago Police Department."