As per Merriam Webster:
Tour de Force (TDF)- an impressive performance or achievement that has been accomplished or managed with great skill.
For September of 2020 though, it takes on a slightly different meaning. The 19th annual TDF is a bike ride that is taking place from Boston to NYC (yes... you read me right). Thats over 300 miles to cover on a bike. But, what for?
Well, in 2001, our country experienced a tremendous catastrophe at ground zero. The lives of many humans were tragically taken that day, including those in the NYPD and FDNY. The TDF started in 2002 when NYPD Det. Robert de Paolis decided to do a bike ride in honor of the police officers whose lives were lost that day. Now? The TDF has expanded from 1 rider, to nearly 300 riders.
Each year, the Tour de Force raises funds to benefit the families of Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty nationwide .
The TDF also actively contributes to similar charities in support of the dedication they show to honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
I just started bike riding in 2019 and this will be my very first time doing a ride to this magnitude. Any donation will help make an impact. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause!!!
More information about Tour De Force Bike Ride, please visit: tourdeforceny.com
Thank you and God Bless you guys