The 21th Annual
Florida Tour de Force Bicycle Ride
April 9th, 2018 thru April 13th, 2018
The 2018 Florida Tour de Force police charity bicycle ride is set to kick off April 9th, 2018 in North Miami Beach, FL and end in Orlando, FL on April 13th, 2018. The Tour is a 5-day ride that averages approximately 50-55 miles each day at a moderate pace (15-17 mph) and will pass through 41 law enforcement jurisdictions.
The tour is a fully supported ride with police escorts provided by the Florida Highway Patrol, Sheriff’s Departments and local Law Enforcement Agencies throughout the state. This is an awareness ride, not a race! Breaks are scheduled approximately every 12 miles and the ride is designed to accommodate both inexperienced riders and seasoned cyclists. Last year over 800 law enforcement personnel and civilians from across the state participated with over 100 riders completing the entire 270-mile trek.
The inaugural 1997 Tour was dedicated to Trooper Robert Smith who was killed in the line of duty by a drunk driver. The Tour has grown in size each year and we are proud to say that as a non-profit charity organization, all of our support staff are dedicated volunteers from the Law Enforcement Community who donate their time to help with this cause.
This year’s tour will benefit the families of all fallen Florida Law Enforcement Officers that were lost in the line of duty during 2017. Citizens, sponsors, media and various Law Enforcement Agencies throughout the state have supported the ride over the past twenty years with great enthusiasm. The culmination of our efforts concludes in May each year when we attend the Florida Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial in Tallahassee, FL and present checks to the surviving family members of our Fallen Heroes.
Please help support the 2018 ride by providing riders, escorts or traffic details as the riders make their way through the state. If you are interested in riding in the tour, please register at our Registration page, or if you just want to donate please go to our Donate page.
Please direct all motor and traffic escort support to our traffic coordinator (motor escorts), Detective Rafael Florencio at Rafael.Florencio@nmbpd.org