"We Ride for Those Who Died"
The Wisconsin Riders of the Police Unity Tour are a group of law enforcement officers and survivors of fallen law enforcement officers from all over Wisconsin who participate in the annual Police Unity Tour.
The Police Unity Tour began in 1997 with 18 police officers riding their bicycles over 300 miles from New Jersey to Washington D.C. In 2015 close to 2,000 law enforcement officers from around the country participated in the ride. The goals of the ride are to raise awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and to raise funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.
BAT FOR BLUE
The Wisconsin Riders are a group of law enforcement officers and survivors of fallen law enforcement officers from throughout Wisconsin.
During the tour the Wisconsin Riders join riders from New Jersey and many other law enforcement agencies throughout the country for the 300 mile ride.
Every year approximately 150 names of fallen law enforcement officers names are added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C.
The Wisconsin Riders ride in memory of fallen officers from Wisconsin and carry those officers names on their bikes and memorial bracelets during the ride.
The Wisconsin Riders depart New Jersey and ride over 300 miles during the 4 day ride.
Riders wind through several states on the east coast, picking up riders from other chapters along the way, eventually arriving at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial during National Police Week.