Police Unity Tour History
In May 1997 the Police Unity Tour was organized by Officer Patrick P. Montuore of the Florham Park, NJ Police Department, with the hope of bringing public awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty and to honor their sacrifices. We started in 1997 with 18 riders on a four day fund-raising bicycle ride from Florham Park, NJ to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C. which raised $18,000.00. This past May we had over 1600 members nationwide who made the trip.We are proud to announce that we were able to donate $1.9 million dollars to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Our total donations are now nearly $16 million dollars.
In late 2005, the Police Unity Tour pledged $5 million in support of the National Law Enforcement Museum. Inspired by our commitment and our motto, "WE RIDE FOR THOSE WHO DIED" the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has selected our organization to be the sponsor of the Museum's Hall of Remembrance.
Having completed the $5 million commitment to the museum in 2009 the Police Unity Tour dedicated the 2010 ride to the restoration of the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial. The $1.1 million restoration project included the re-engraving, coating and sealing of the 18,983 names on the memorial as well as the cleaning of the walls and other Memorial improvements.
Chapter IV History
Chapter IV, in Virginia, was organized in June of 2010 and ventured onto its inaugural ride in May of 2011. Although Chapter IV is based in "Virginia", the chapter has riders and support members from all over the country. Chapter IV is one of ten chapters nationwide.
Our yearly trek takes us from Virginia's Capitol City of Richmond, through the picturesque rolling hills of Charlottesville, winding up to Warrenton and finally into our Nation's Capitol, Washington, DC. This route contains many rolling hills offering a challenge as well as beautiful country views!