Daytona Beach, FL - Around 150 bicyclists, including members of Florida law enforcement, will travel a 51-mile route tomorrow (September 12) to honor the victims of 9/11. There will be an opening ceremony at DBPD headquarters at 8 a.m. with the ride beginning at 8:30 a.m.
A law enforcement motorcade will escort the riders from police headquarters over to Tomoka Farms Road to PioneerTrail to the Cabbage Patch, which is a rest stop. They will then travel on Pioneer Trail to U.S. 1 in New Smyrna Beach then north to Port Orange, South Daytona, and back to Daytona Beach where they will travel over the new Veterans Memorial Bridge to ride on A-1-A beachside to Seabreeze Boulevard, back across the river to U.S. 1, through Holly Hill and Ormond Beach to Granada Boulevard, west to Nova Road, ending up at DBPD headquarters.
Four rest stops are planned, including at the Cabbage Patch off State Road 415, where a brief moment of silence will be held for fallen Volusia County Sheriff’s Senior Deputy Frank Scofield.
The ride takes place, rain or shine. Among those participating in the ride are:
- Daytona Beach Police Department Chief Craig Capri
- Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood
- Ormond Beach Police Department Chief Jesse Godfrey
Proceeds will benefit local law enforcement charities. Various local sponsors – including our title sponsor, Sam Royer at Heroes First Home Loans – are providing donations, including food, drinks, and T-shirts.