Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
Chapter IV, in Virginia, was organized in June of 2010 and ventured onto its inaugural ride in May of 2011. Although Chapter IV is based in "Virginia", the chapter has riders and support members from all over the country. Chapter IV is one of eight chapters nationwide.
Our yearly trek takes us from Virginia's Capitol City of Richmond, through the picturesque rolling hills of Charlottesville, winding up to Warrenton and finally into our Nation's Capitol, Washington, DC. The ride contains many rolling hills offering a challenge, not afforded to some of the flatter routes.
Last year, 2012, was my first year participating in this ride. It was a challenging and emotional experience. Every mile was a reminder of all the law enforcement officers that died in the line of duty that year.
Last year, I raised the minimum amount to participate. This year, I would like to surpass that goal. If you have ever been helped by a police officer, whether it was simply asking for directions or because you were the victim of a crime, please consider donating. The officers that will be honored this year at the National Law Enforcement Memorial were people just like me. It could be my name inscribed on that wall.
I will be posting stories, updates, photos & videos of my training and the ride itself on my blog, A Girl and Her Bike. Please check their often. I will also be hosting some events (auctions, bike washes & karaoke nights) to raise money as well. Also, as soon as I found out which fallen officer I have been chosen to ride for, I will post that here as well.
Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!