Raleigh’s Memorial Bike Ride Supports Raleigh Police Officers

spokes on a bicycle tireLast month, Linda Craft & Team, Realtors member Brenda Miller and her husband Randy assisted in organizing the 6th annual memorial bike ride for fallen Raleigh police officers.

Brenda and Randy have been long-time supporters of various rides, both local and long distance to Washington DC, to support law enforcement officers and their families.

The Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation

The Five-0 Memorial Bicycle Ride is just one of the ways that the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation helps to honor Raleigh police officers who have died in the line of duty.

You can read more about the mission of the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation on their website.

A History of the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation

The foundation was created in 2009 by Raleigh police officers who participated in the Road to Hope bike ride to Washington DC and wanted to build a memorial in honor of their fallen comrades. That same year was the first Five-0 Memorial Bike Ride.

In April 2014, the foundation was able to raise enough support from these memorial events to unveil the Fallen Officer Memorial, honoring the eight Raleigh officers by inscribing their names on granite blocks and encouraging a moment of reflection for visitors who pass the location at the City of Raleigh municipal building.

The Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation has put on several events in addition to the memorial bike ride, including a veteran’s day golf tournament, the annual Run for Our Heroes 5K, and a “First Responders Got Talent” show.

The 6th Annual Five-0 Ride

The 6th Annual Five-0 Memorial Bicycle Ride was held in North Raleigh on August 23rd, 2015.

This was a great event to support and participate in. It has grown to at least 500 cyclists of varying experience and ages coming together in August to ride 100k (62 miles) or 50k (31 miles).

It was a very well supported event with stops every 8 miles which provided snacks, waters, and plenty of Gatorade to participants. One of our team members here at Linda Craft & Team, Realtors participated in the 50k ride. It was definitely a challenge — especially the uphill finish— but well worth it!

You can learn more about the ride and view pictures of the Five-0 Memorial Bike Ride on the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation’s Facebook page.

Supporting Our Community

We believe that supporting our Raleigh community is one of the most important things we can do as a local business, and our team members are eager to get involved in ways like Brenda Miller and her husband Randy did with helping organize the memorial bike ride.

If you want to know more about the Five-0 Memorial Bike Ride or any other events in the Raleigh area, contact us today and we can answer your questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

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