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Ranger Rides To Remember 9/11

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area

National Park News

The 2011 Tour de Force made its 10th annual commemorative bike ride from Ground Zero to the Pentagon last weekend to honor the memory of those killed in the attacks on September 11, 2001.

The ride was comprised of 250 law enforcement officers from all over the US who each raised money to support police officer’s families who are killed in the line of duty.

This year, ranger Michelle Schonzeit from Delaware Water Gap NRA joined the ride to help honor the memory of those killed on 9/11. The ride started at Ground Zero and proceeded 100 miles to Independence National Historical Park.

Arriving at the Liberty Bell late that night, after riding much of the day in poor weather conditions, the group biked the next day from Philadelphia to Atlantic City, New Jersey. The next day of riding took the group from New Jersey to Annapolis, Maryland.

On September 11th, the last day of the bike ride, the group rode from Annapolis to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, through the National Mall & Memorial Parks, and finally arrived at the Pentagon.

The Tour de Force is non-profit charity who this year raised over $400,000 for Police Officer’s families.



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