National Police Week takes place in May in Washington D.C. which is a week of activities honoring law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
As part of the week long activities, there is an organized bike ride of 300 miles which is the Police Unity Tour. The bike ride starts outside Washington D.C. and ends three days later when all of the participants ride into the city together and finish in front of the National Peace Officer Memorial. The riders are all police officers or families of fallen officers.
Every year, officers from Contra Costa County police agencies and other officers throughout the Bay Area attend the event and ride in the Police Unity Tour.
To support these riders, and to remember the fallen officers in our area, the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office is holding the second annual Bay Area Unity Ride. The event will be a bike ride of 75 miles from Martinez to Sacramento.
The ride will take place on April 15 (the anniversary date of Pittsburg Police Officer Ray Giacomelli’s death in the line of duty) and will end at the California Peace Officer Memorial.
There will be numerous police officers and families of fallen police officers participating in the event.