Saturday August 19, 2017
Sponsored by the APD Volunteer Chaplain Unit
Distances: 30 km/19 miles ($40 registration) and 100 km/64 miles ($60 registration)
The NM Law Enforcement Memorial Ride is a fundraising cycling event that pays tribute to the nearly 200 New Mexico Law Enforcement officers that have died in the line of duty. The event begins in downtown Albuquerque and travels east to Tijeras (end of 19 mile ride) and then north to the NM State Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Santa Fe, NM. Along the route the participants will pass six locations where seven officers have given their lives in the line of duty.
The ride has taken on its own name and has become known as “The Sacrifice. The Sacrifice translates in two-fold, it shows support for the riders who endeavor to complete the events 4000 feet of elevation gain and its 100 kilometers (64 mile) distance. But the primary goal remains, it is to remember those officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. The journey is not an easy one each mile will be a tribute to those who have died in the line of duty.
Note that the short version of the ride ends at the first recharge staton