Many groups you see cycling together are cycling for a cause.
Junerose Futcher, known as JR, shares her story with us today and tells us about the Police Unity Tour. The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
JR’s grandfather was a Lewes Police Department Town Officer and died in the line of duty. JR also talks about how descendants of police officers who lost their lives are called survivors.
The Police Unity Tour was founded in New Jersey about 20 years ago. Each cyclist participating are required to raise $2,000 dollars to ride in the Police Unity Tour.
About 60% of the money raised goes to the National Law Memorial Fund and the other money goes to logistics for accommodations and meals for the cyclists.
The tour is 350 miles and cyclists travel from Princeton to Washington, D.C. and takes about five days.
The Police Unity Tour will be traveling through the Delaware area this May.