Arizona Fallen Hero Memorial Riders

Fallen Hero Memorial Events

Arizona Fallen Hero Memorial Riders

NEXT PLANNING MEETING

Our next meeting for the 2019 Fallen Hero Memorial Ride will be on October 11, 2019 at 10:00 AM.  We will be meeting in the Code 7 Cafe inside the DPS Headquarters Building, 2102 W. Encanto Boulevard in Phoenix. 

October 19 Memorial Ride

The Arizona Fallen Hero Memorial Riders will be having our southern Arizona charity memorial ride on October 19th. Our Tucson launch point will be at the Desert Diamond Hotel and Casino, 7350 S. Nogales Highway in Tucson. We will have two groups leaving from this location. One group will travel to Nogales/Texas Canyon and back to Tucson. The second group will stay in the Tucson area. We will have one group leave from the Arizona Department of Public Safety Office, 2111 East Gila Ridge Road in Yuma and travel to Tucson. After all riders in Tucson, we will have a barbecue at the Ora Mae Harn District Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road in Marana.


  

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IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER IN 2019

September 1 through November 2, 2019 – Last minute registration for rider/passenger registration.


October 18, 2019 – Rider/Passenger/Volunteer check-in for the southern ride, Tucson at Desert Diamond Hotel & Casino from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM.


October 18, 2019 - Rider check-in for the southern ride at the Arizona Department of Public Safety Office, 2111 E. Gila Ridge Road in Yuma from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. Additional time will be on October 19th from 6:00 AM until 7:00 AM.  


October 19, 2019 – Southern ride and barbecue at the  Ora Mae Harn District Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road in Marana. 


November 1, 2019 – Rider/Passenger/Volunteer check-in for the central ride, Phoenix.


November 2, 2019 – Central ride, closing ceremonies and barbecue in Phoenix at the Arizona Department of Public Safety Headquarters, 2102 W. Encanto Blvd.

Upcoming Events AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION

2019 FALLEN HERO MEMORIAL RIDE & DPS 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

We are planning a multi-day charity motorcycle ride throughout Arizona to honor the fallen heroes of Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS). All net funds will be donated to the Concerns of Police Survivors, Arizona (C.O.P.S., AZ), a non profit 501(c)(3) corporation.


The first event will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019, in Prescott, Arizona. Riders and support volunteers, if it can be done safely, will ride to each of the DPS fallen heroes monuments in northern Arizona where a ceremony will be held. At the conclusion of the day, all participants and other guests will be invited to a catered barbecue at Ft. Tuthill Park in the Flagstaff, Arizona. We will also be holding a 50/50 Raffle at the barbecue.


The second event will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019, in Tucson, Arizona. Riders and support volunteers will ride to each of the DPS fallen heroes monuments in southern Arizona where a ceremony will be held. At the conclusion of the day, all participants and other guests will be invited to a catered barbecue at the Crossroads Park in Marana, Arizona. We will be holding a 50/50 Raffle at the barbecue also.     


The last leg of the event will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019. This leg of the event will start at Desert Wind Harley-Davidson, 922 S. Country Club Drive in Mesa.  Riders and support volunteers will ride to each of the DPS fallen heroes monuments in central Arizona where a ceremony will be held. At the conclusion of the day, family members and the participants from all three events and other guests will be invited to the closing festivities at the Arizona Department of Public Safety Headquarters in  Phoenix. During this barbecue we will be have a 50/50 Raffle, raffling a 2019 Honda CRL 450 motorcycle and numerous other prizes.  


The closing ceremonies will include a procession of the motorcycles and volunteers to the DPS Headquarters Fallen Hero Monument, guest speakers, raffle prizes and a catered barbecue (donated by  Matt's Classic Dogs and the Coalition of DPS Retirees, Inc.).


Our Purpose

Our purpose and goal is to ensure our fallen heroes are not forgotten, raise money for the Concerns of Police Survivors, Arizona Chapter, who provide long term assistance to the families of police officers killed in the line of duty. 


To make this a very successful event we will need a tremendous number of sponsors, volunteers and participants who do not ride necessarily have to ride motorcycles!