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Law Enforcement Cyclists Kick Off Police Week in Pentagon City

by ARLnow.com May 12, 2011 at 4:21 pm 3,629 4 Comments

Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement officers completed a 240-mile memorial bicycle ride in Pentagon City today.

The officers, accompanied by dozens of police cars and motorcycles from law enforcement agencies across the country, completed the annual Road to Hope bike ride on Eads Street, in front of the DEA building. A crowd of DEA employees and the agency’s Black and Gold Pipes and Drums Corps greeted the riders, who were clad in matching red, white and blue bike gear.

The ride, sponsored by the group Law Enforcement United, honors “the service and sacrifice of all law enforcement officers that have died in the line of duty.” After the stop in front of the DEA building, around 3:00 p.m., the cyclists headed to the Pentagon to pay their respects at the Pentagon Memorial.

The event marks the beginning of National Police Week in the D.C. area. See more photos after the jump.

  • TGEoA

    Damn bikers and all of their noise.

  • charlie

    pretty impressive.

  • CW

    As someone who was previously unfamiliar with the event, my reaction after the opening line was threefold: 1) I didn’t know there were that many super-endurance-athlete cops out there, 2) they must have shut down Pentagon City for about 20 hours; funny, I didn’t see anything yesterday, and 3) that must have gotten real boring after about the 150th lap.

    I believe a less confusing lead-in reflecting the actual events would be: “Hundreds of law enforcement officers concluded a 240-mile, multi-stage bike ride, which began on [date] in [location], in Pentagon City this afternoon.”

  • EastPike

    I got passed by about 25 of these riders heading south across the 14th street bridge towards the bike trail around 5:45 last night. Was wondering who they were.

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