Arizona Fallen Hero Memorial Riders

Fallen Hero Memorial Events

Arizona Fallen Hero Memorial Riders

PLEASE NOTE:

 ALL TIMES AND MILEAGE ARE AN APPROXIMATE 


RIDE ROUTE MAYBE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE 

 

While planning the various routes to the fallen officers monuments, we noticed especially for the remote rides in various portions of the state, gas stations may be few and far between. Some motorcycles don't have large fuel tanks and gas mileage on some are not a good as others. So instead of leaving our riders stuck in the middle of nowhere, it was suggested maybe riders should have extra gas available to them, which will be transported by the support vehicles assigned to the specific group.  

 Due to circumstances beyond our control, along with the location of some memorial monuments, safety concerns may force us to hold the memorial ceremonies at a site other than where the actual location of the monument(s). If we determine there is a safety concern for our riders or volunteers and the memorial ceremony cannot be performed safely, the ride will travel past the monument to a safe location where the memorial ceremonies will be held. 


In some instances, where circumstances and issues surrounding the monument(s) location(s) are beyond our control, memorial ceremonies for the officer(s) will be performed at the barbecue at the conclusion of the overall ride in a particular region.    

northern Arizona Region Ride routes - September 21, 2019

Northwest Arizona Ride

Kingman Route Information 

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Memorial ride for Arizona Department of Public Safety Officers Alan Hanson, #204, and Gregory Diley, #1442.  


Check-in for the ride will occur 7:00 to 8:00 AM at the Lewis Kingman Park, which is approximately 200 yards from the Arizona Department of Public Safety Office in Kingman. 


This ride will be along Historic Route 66 and will take riders through northwest Arizona communities of Hackberry, Valentine, Crozier, Peach Springs, Seligman and Ash Fork.

Northeast Arizona Ride

Holbrook Route Information

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Memorial ride for Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer James Keeton, #310, Don Beckstead, #409, and retired Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer/Navajo County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Robert Varner, Jr., #438 and #48.   


Check-in/registration for the ride will be from 7:00 AM 8:00 AM at the Arizona Department of Public Safety Office, 2411 E. Navajo Boulevard.


Riders and volunteers must make their own hotel reservations at hotels in Holbrook:


Holiday Inn Express (877) 654-0232  

Lexington Inn (844) 790-3986 are both located at 1308 E. Navajo Boulevard (1/2 mile from the Arizona Department of Public Safety Office.)   


Days Inn (855) 680-3239, located at 2601 Navajo Boulevard. 


This ride will take riders through Holbrook to near the New Mexico border. Riders will pass near the Petrified Forest National Forest, Holbrook, Winslow to Flagstaff. 

Page, Arizona Ride

Due to circumstances beyond our control, information regarding the memorial ceremony for Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer Brett Buckmister, #5548, is pending. Hopefully, we will have further information about the ride to Page in the near future. 

Prescott to Flagstaff Ride

Prescott to Flagstaff Route

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Memorial ride for Arizona Department of Public Safety Officers Paul Marston, #138, and Officer/Paramedic  Bruce Harrolle, #5669.


Check-in will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on September 20 and from 

6:00 AM till 8:00 at Bucky’s Hotel and Casino 1500 E. Highway 69 in Prescott on September 21, 2019.  


This ride will take riders through Prescott, through Jerome, Cottonwood into Sedona. From Sedona the ride will continue through Oak Creek Canyon to Ft. Tuthill Park.

  

White Mountain Ride

White Mountain Route

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Memorial ride for Arizona Department of Public Safety  Sergeant David J. Zesiger, #1848, and Officer Bruce A. Petersen, #3536. 


Check-in/Registration will be from 4:00 PM till 8:00 PM on September 20 and from 6:00 till 8:00 AM  at Hon-Dah Resort and Hotel,  777 Hwy 260, Pinetop on September 21.


This rode will take riders through the White Mountain communities of McNary, Eagar, Springerville, Concho, Holbrook and along Interstate 40 to Flagstaff.

Northern Barbecue Information

At the conclusion of the northern ride, we will have a catered barbecue at Ft. Tuthill Park.


We would request for riders, volunteers and individuals attended the barbecue to arrive at the park by 2:30 PM.

Southern Arizona region Ride Routes - October 19, 2019

Nogales - Texas Canyon - Tucson Ride

Nogales/Texas Canyon/Tucson Route Information

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Memorial ride for Arizona Department of Public Safety Sergeant Manny H. Tapia, #1409, and Officer Noah (Mack) Merrill, #695. 


Check-in will be at the Desert Diamond Hotel and Casino, 7350 S Nogales Highway, Tucson on October 18 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and from 6:00 AM until 8:00 AM on October 19.


This ride will take us through southern Arizona communities of Sahuarita, Green Valley, Tubac, Rio Rico,  Nogales, Patagonia,Sonoita, Whetstone/Mustang Corners, Benson and Tucson.  

 

Tucson Ride

Tucson Ride Route Information

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Memorial ride for Arizona Department of Public Safety Sergeant John Blaser, #2916, Officers John Walker, #150, Thomas McNeff, #1758, Richard Stratman, #1622, David Gabrielli, 1231, and Juan Cruz, #3111. 

 

Check-in will be at the Desert Diamond Hotel and Casino, 7350 S Nogales Highway, Tucson on October 18 from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM and from 6:00 AM until 8:00 AM on October 19.


This will take riders through Tucson and Marana. 

Yuma to Tucson Ride

Yuma to Tucson Route Information

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Memorial ride for Arizona Department of Public Safety Sergeant Michael Crowe, #2729, Officers Louis Cochran, #59, Timothy Huffman, #5430 and Tyler Edenhofer, #10449.


 Check-in for the Yuma Ride will be on October 19, 2019 at the Arizona Department of Public Safety Office located at 2111 E. Gila Ridge Road, Yuma Arizona.   


This ride will take riders through southwest Arizona communities of Roll, Gila Bend, Why, Sells, Robles Junction, through portions of the Saguaro National Monument and into Marana.


Southern Barbecue Information

At the conclusion of the southern ride we will have a catered barbecue at the Crossroads Park in Marana.


Prior to the barbecue, riders and volunteers will meet in the west parking lot of Harley-Davidson-Tucson, 7355 N. I-10 Eastbound Frontage Road, Tucson.  


We would like for all individuals attended the barbecue to arrive at the Crossroads Park by 2:30 PM. 

Central Arizona region Ride Routes - November 2, 2019

Anthem Ride

Anthem Ride Route Information 

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Memorial ride for Arizona Department of Public Safety Officer William H. Murie, #721.


Check-in/Registration will be on November 2 from 7:00 AM until  8:00 at Buddy Stubbs Harley-Davidson 6812 E. Cave Creek Road in Cave Creek, Arizona. 


This ride will start in Cave Creek and will take riders through Carefree, New River, Anthem and into Phoenix.

Sacaton Ride

Sacaton Ride Route Information

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Memorial ride for Arizona Department of Public Safety Reserve Sergeant Mark Dryer, #9764, Officers Johnny E. Garcia, #3572, Douglas E. Knutson, #3818, Floyd J. (Skip) Fink, #940, and Christopher R. Marrano, #6759.


Check-in/Registration will be on November 1 from 4:00 till 8:00 PM and from 6:00 until 8:00 AM on November 2 at  Desert Wind Harley-Davidson 922 S Country Club Drive, Mesa, Arizona.  

Sycamore Creek Ride

Sycamore Creek/ State Route 87 Route Information

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Memorial ride for Arizona Department of Public Safety Officers Gilbert A. Duthie, #143, and Officer Robert K. Martin, #474.


Check-in/Registration will be on November 1 from 4:00 until 8:00 PM and from 6:00 until 8:00 AM on November 2 at  Desert Wind Harley-Davidson 922 S Country Club Drive, Mesa, Arizona.  


This ride will take riders through Mesa, north on the Beeline Highway to Sunflower through the Mazatzal Mountain range. 

Ride To The Arizona Department of Public Safety Headquarters

"Parade Route"

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After the rides in the central area have concluded, the riders and volunteers will gather at the north parking lot of the State Fairgrounds off of Encanto Boulevard, east of 19th Avenue. Around 1:30 PM we will ride to Nash Powersports 1880 S. 7th Avenue and then to the Arizona Department of Public Safety Headquarters at 21st Avenue and Encanto Boulevard.

Central Barbecue Information

The central barbecue will be held at the Arizona Department of Public Safety Headquarters located at 21st Avenue and Encanto Boulevard. We request all individuals arrive at this location by 2:00 PM.