Law Enforcement Bicycle Ride to DC
Charlotte to Washington DC  
May 9-13, 2013

About This Year's Ride


About This Year's 2013 Ride

500 miles in 4 days. Really. We're serious.
No SAG buses, no shortcuts.

  • Thu 5/9 – Leave 0900 from CMPD HQ in Charlotte, fully escorted by CMPD officers (traffic stopped along route) to Harrisburg. Then continue on to Asheboro (click here for route). Our arrival into Asheboro will be escorted by Asheboro PD. Total distance: 95 miles
  • Fri 5/10 – Leave Asheboro escorted by Asheboro PD and Randolph County Sheriff, our first rest stop of the day will be at the Victory Junction Gang Camp, a fabulous organization. The route then takes us to Greensboro, NC. The Greensboro PD and Guilford County Sheriff escort us into Greensboro where we stop at the Fallen Officers' Memorial at the Police HQ. We then leave and ride to Gibsonville, NC where we will stop for lunch at Reno's at the town square. On the square is a memorial to their Police Chief who was killed in the line of duty on May 2, 1940. From Gibsonville we ride cross country to South Boston, VA. (click here for route) Total distance: 118 miles
  • Sat 5/11 – Leave South Boston, taking back country roads toward Richmond, VA. Along the way we pick up Bike Route 1, the bicycle equivalent of highway US1 up the East Coast. (click here for tentative route). The second rest stop is at Timmy's (Home of the World Famous Timmy Dog, you'll have the opportunity to try one) in Victoria, VA. Our lunch break is at Sandy Creek Baptist Church where the Ageless Wonders (their Senior Group) will feed us. Then we ride through Paineville, VA (really) and pick up our escort - the last 30 miles into Richmond are escorted by Richmond and Chesterfield PDs and Chesterfield County Sheriff. Total distance: 139 miles
  • Sun 5/12 – Richmond to DC. Because we are arriving a day earlier than previous years to give us time to prepare for attending the Candlelight Vigil, this year we won't be riding with Bike for the Blue. Our route will be escorted out of Richmond, then take back roads across the rolling VA countryside until we pick up an escort in Manassas VA - and ride the rest of the way into our nation's capital under escort.. Total distance: 148 miles
  • Mon 5/13 - the morning is free for sightseeing in Washington, DC. In mid-afternoon we will gather together and walk to Judiciary Square to attend the Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial on Sunday evening. This is an especially moving service that honors our fallen officers; it is the purpose of the entire trip.
  • Tue 5/14 – Return to CMPD HQ via vans (we would love to make it a round trip bicycle ride, but we just don't have time!)

Want to ride with us? Be sure to check out the Why We Ride page.

Have questions? Call Ron Horton on 704.336.7252 or click here to email at rhorton@cmpd.org

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