are especially grateful for the support of those citizens who are
not a part of a law enforcement agency. Participation in the ride
by non-Law Enforcement riders is welcome during any of the days
of the ride; however, if you wish to ride more than just a few miles
in a section of the ride we have a VIP program for non-law
enforcement riders that allows you to ride the full first
day with transportation back to Charlotte or to ride the full ride
to DC with lodging and transportation provided - in exchange for
your financial support of Bike to DC.
Here are all the details.
to DC 2013 VIP Rider program
to all riders/support who are non-Law Enforcement
financial support lessens the burden on law enforcement officers
who are making the ride as well as contributing to the Charlotte
Mecklenburg FOP Foundation. The Foundation provides assistance to
officers in need.
DC includes officers from across the USA. Our 2012 ride had officers
from fifteen agencies in states as far away as Washington state.
We expect the 2013 ride will have even wider participation. The
association of your sponsoring business with a law enforcement event
of this stature will be a positive reflection of the contribution
of the business to the community.
alongside our law enforcement riders, sharing not only miles on
the road but meals and lodging.
is based on double occupancy, if you prefer to have your own room,
just let us know.
fund raising commitment required for one
day riders (Charlotte
to Asheboro - 95 miles). Can be paid as one donation or individual
donors in the name of the rider. Includes:
fund raising commitment required for full
ride to DC. Includes:
and lunch on cycling days
by charter bus back from DC
are a few important numbers (especially the part about the length
of the ride!):
is 500 miles long. Daily totals are 95, 118, 139,
and 148 miles. Especially for Days 3 and 4 you need to be able to
average 15-16 mph while riding in a group.
trip will take six (6) days. We ride Thu May 9 - Sun May 12. Mon
May 13 you are free in the morning and early afternoon to sightsee
in DC, then in the late afternoon we will form up to attend the
Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
We return to Charlotte on Tue May 14 by charter bus. Your bike will
be transported back to CMPD HQ in a moving van.
to get donations to us from those who wish to support your ride:
Direct donors to this website, www.biketodc.com,
there are details on the How
You Can Help page about the ride including how to donate.
Our Credit Card donation capability is not available right now,
we expect that to be available soon.
In the meantime, donors can support you by making a check out to:
Mecklenburg FOP Foundation
do NOT make the check out to "Bike to DC" or "CMPD")
c/o Ron Horton
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
601 E. Trade St
Charlotte, NC 28202-2940
Important: Let your donors know to put the name of the rider they are supporting and "Bike to DC 2013" in the Memo line of their
raised in excess of expenses go to the Charlotte Mecklenburg FOP
Foundation, a well established 501(c)3. All donations are tax-deductible.