2017 Tour de Force Memorial Ride

Helping families of fallen Police Officers during their most difficult time. Learn More
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Hi family and friends, 

As a widow of a CT State Trooper who was killed in the line of duty, I know what it's like to feel like you've lost everything.  There are so many aspects of your life that need attention, navigating through them is daunting to say the least.  And the financial hardships can be devastating.

I've decided to participate in the Tour de Force Memorial Bike Ride - Cycling for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. This charitable bicycle ride starts in Boston and ends in New York City; a whopping 275 miles!  This is a chance I have to pay it forward, to give back.  So many people have been there for me, it's my turn to be there for others.  

Would you please help me?

I sincerely appreciate your support for this fundraiser and my goal. You can donate by hitting “Give Now”.  Also, please consider forwarding this to others.

You can use any major credit card and it only takes 30 seconds. I appreciate it so very much.

Thank you for joining me!  

Laura wieleba $10.00
Annette Deslauries $50.00
Machinists Union Local 743, Windsor locks, Ct. $120.00
Eric Germain $20.00
Bridget Sutherland
You're inspirational, Carol! So proud to know you!
$50.00
Steve Schneider $100.00
Dana & Erin Peloso
Good luck Carol!!! What you're doing is amazing.
$25.00
check $225.00
Jodie Terry
Team Carol
$160.00
Jeff Hopkins
Hey Carol, I know you can do this. And you have so many friends behind you, in many different ways, helping you along the way. God Bless you, Ride safe. Jeff "Hoppy" Hopkins HPD (Retired)
Pamela Lavery
You go Carol!!! You got this!
$50.00
Eric Apgar $10.00
Joe & Trish Froehlich
You've always been inspirational & are even more so now! Joe & I wish you a safe journey.
$50.00
Craig Franklin
Good luck!
$20.00
Katherine Wrana
Good Luck!
$25.00
Maureen Anderson
You go girl!
$20.00
Chris Andrulat
Xo!
$25.00
Jess, Jen and Ella
Good luck Carol!! You're a total inspiration my friend!
John & Monique Kananowicz
Best of luck on your first big ride!!
$120.00
Gary Benson
Good Luck Carol!
C Tanner
Good luck, Carol!
$100.00
Dan Greenwood and family
Carol there are no words for you stepping up to ride for this amazing organization. Only a few but way too many understand what it is like to need the support and for you to give back is just amazing. God less and prayers for a safe and healthy ride!
$50.00
Troop K Cadets Post 028
Thank you for riding to support our law enforcement families that have made the ultimate sacrifice, you know all too well how much support they need! Sending great vibes and awesome spirits for a safe and healthy ride.
$100.00
Rick Bowen
Great job Carol!!!
$25.00
Melissa Brezniak
Good luck Carol!!! You'll do great.
Wesley Clark
You are awesome Carol, and Russ will never be forgotten. 96TT!
$50.00
Jen Murphy
Good luck Carol. You are going to do great!!!!
$50.00
Cindy & Alan Peterson
Safe travels on your ride.
$100.00
Tim and Lynn Nolan
Good luck Carol
$50.00
Sandy P
Ct State Police Female Trooper Softball Team
Russ was a wise man choosing you as a wife.... CSP is honored to have you as part of our family......you make us so proud
Pam Borghesani
Go Carol!
$20.00
Craig Larson $100.00
Joel Kelly '62 $50.00
Julie Swick
What a wonderful thing to do so proud of you Praying for your safety
David Wagner 96th Training Troop
Good luck and Russ is always in my thoughts and prayers.
$50.00
Connecticut Trooper Magazine $50.00
Tom Seeley $25.00
Jodie Terry
Donations from Academy
$840.00
Thomas & Lillian Reese
From Rhonda''s parents. Good Luck!
$100.00
Louise C Pyers
Whelen Engineering $3,597.00
Coventry PBA
Coventry, CT
$200.00
Tony and Michelle Walter
Have a successful and safe ride.
$50.00
Shadow Boxes by Officer Friendly
Carol good luck!!!
$100.00
Anne Turcott
Good Luck Carol!
Gary and Robin Gibson
We know you can do it Carol! Stay safe
Jeff
Best wishes for a safe ride.
$25.00
John and Mitzi Tuttle
Glad to help! What a great cause.
$50.00
Liz and John
You are amazing. .we hope you reach your goal
Rev. Denise Terry
Praying for you as you train! Love you! Denise
Tom Karanda
In memory of my classmate and the honor he gave to the 96 TT!!
$100.00
Mary (Tsokalas) Susca $50.00
Tanya Pare $25.00
Vicki McSweeney
Best of luck on your ride!!!
$20.00
Nancy Bakos
Godspeed!
Michael Mum4d
You can do it Carol! Thanks for doing this for all of the other families that have suffered loss. Gone but never forgotten!
$50.00
Michael Hofbauer $100.00
Justin, Alyssa, Christine
You are an amazing woman!
Scott Beattie
Good luck on the bike ride.
Anonymous $11.00
Pray for peace 494
Bette $50.00
Marineau Family
Great cause!!!
$25.00
Kathleen Henry
Always been proud of you!
$50.00
Christine Hagan $25.00
Cherie
So proud of what your doing and the cause you are doing it for!
$25.00
David Piela
Wear your helmet.
$50.00
Stowell L. Burnham
Hydrate
$100.00
Brenda Belisle Pigan
Such a worthy cause that not too many people think about. So proud of you!
$20.00
Gale B.
Good luck Carol
P. McCLUSKEY
An honor to donate. Kick butt on the ride!
$25.00
Juanita Litzenberger
Dear Carol, I haven't forgotten the loss. Please know that I care....wish the donation could have been more. God's blessings on your endeavor.
$20.00
JE Winery Fundraiser $452.40
Gorgone
❤️ Carol, you are an incredible person! If I can help this in any other way, please LMK. ❤️
$50.00
Kylee Ray $20.00
John Lyon $25.00
Alice Lee $25.00
Kathleen and Paula Farley
We love you and so support your ride. We know you can do it. We will never forget #534 or you!
$50.00
DeBruyn Family, Vernon
Thank you for helping pay it forward.
$50.00
Anonymous
Good luck and God Bless!
$20.00
Rhonda York
Good luck Carol if anyone can do it it is you. One of the strongest, positive and uplifting person I know. Cheering you on all the way!!
Herb and Nancy Burnham
Good luck with your quest! Hope you are doing well. Herb and Nancy
$100.00
Steph OBrien and Taya Asberry
<3
Nancy Brownfield
Good luck on the ride....
$25.00
Anonymous
The Tullys
Carol, very few days go by where I don't think of the bagshaws. Good luck on your ride and god bless you and your strength.
$100.00
Kip & Sue Sullivan $25.00
Rojo
Love you COW!! Sorry I couldn't give more.
Anonymous $100.00
Michelle and Keri
Good luck Carol! Love you
$50.00
Dhana
Go get 'em!!❤❤❤
$50.00
Jim Tilley $125.00
Ken Kelly
Great cause, Good luck Carol☘️
John Turner
Have a great ride and stay safe!
$100.00
Mark & Kristen Roberts
Sending our strength and support your way for a safe and memorable ride - you're a rockstar!!
$100.00
Mike and Heather Spellman
Go Carol!! Once a Troop K Trooper always a Troop K Trooper!!
$50.00
Mark Kuchta $20.00
Wally Chase
:)
$10.00
Ben $40.00
Michael Weinkoff $100.00
Carrie Shaw
Good luck Carol.....We're with you all the way!
Jonas Searle
Carol, It is with Honor & Pride that Larry and I (Josh) make this donation for you to ride in such a good cause. "You Go Lady"
$50.00
Deby
$50.00
Charlene Clifford
You are an amazing woman! ❤️ Charlene
$50.00
Dan Jewiss
Safe riding Carol...
$25.00
Ted & Katrina Opdenbrouw $50.00
Nancy Baranowski-Smith
Strong thoughts and prayers for a safe run Carol
$50.00
Chris Andrulat $20.00
Caroline Obar $25.00
CT Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation $50.00
Waterford Police Benevolent Association
Waterford, CT
$100.00
Louise J Wright
Thanks for riding!!! You are AWESOME!!!!
$100.00
John Szamocki
Good luck Carol. Thanks for everything you do.
$50.00
Jeannine
You go girl...so proud of you!!!
$50.00
EddieLinares
Good luck on your ride.
$20.00
Ed Nadriczny $50.00
Lisa & Brian Barao $50.00
Andrew S. Weaver - New Britain PD / Hartford PD (Retired)
Carol, I wish you the best of luck on your ride. You and your family are always in our thoughts. Be Safe and see you soon. Andrew Weaver
$50.00
Peter Tanaka $20.00
Vincent Diana $100.00
Bob & Beverly Tilden
GO Carol!!
$100.00
Susan Mingione
Carol, I will be thinking of you. Safe ride when the time comes. Love, Susan
$25.00
William F. Schaeffer, Jr.
Branford, CT
$100.00
BOB & MAUREEN
GOOD LUCK!
$40.00
Bill and Trish $20.00
Robert and Rhonda Bagshaw
You'll do great.
$75.00
Eric & Karen Zbierski
Salem, CT
$100.00
Richard & Lisa Hamilton
South Windsor, CT
$50.00
Lisa Lester $100.00
Timothy F Barry
Carol, All of Connecticut Troopers past and present appreciate your efforts! Tim
$100.00
Claudette Kosinski
Ride Safe!!
$30.00
Susan Kumro
You can do it!!
$100.00
Dan Sivori
I always remember your strength and speak of it often. Wishing you a successful ride, my thoughts of strength and continual support for you are always there. Dan Sivori, CSP 106th, retired.
$50.00
Mary Mumford $100.00
DJ Thompson $25.00
Bob Salisbury $25.00
william rooney
good luck carol
$50.00
Michelle & Keri
Good luck!
$75.00
Heidi Roberto $25.00
Fran & Sue $50.00
Steve & Tracy DeBruyn $50.00
J. Longo
Go Carol !
$50.00
Samuel F Izzarelli Jr
Your my hero! Bring bandades. Sam
$100.00
Tom Martin
Carol, Take in the energy on the day of the ride. It is an incredible sense of accomplishment after months of hard training. We will try and join you for a section as you pass down the coastline. Tom
$25.00
Robert E Post
Hi Carol, Anything I can do to help ! .. Prayers to those Families of fallen officers... - Bob
$50.00
Nancy
Good luck. I will share on social media!
$10.00
Martha Vivian
Honored to support you, my friend!
$50.00
Ian Hawes
Good luck Carol
$100.00
Douglas Curry
Thank you for letting me know about this very worthy cause Carol. Good luck.
$100.00
Jackie Maltzan
You go, Carol!
Jennifer Soucy $20.00
Kathy Williams
Good luck, Carol. You will do well.
Here's to all
Here's a little to help out
$25.00
Christine Lemon
Good luck and thank you
$50.00
Joel Mrosek
Good job!
$50.00
Lauren Bagshaw
With love!

September 14, 2017 4:18 PM

DONE!!!!  275 miles!!  Thank you, all of you!  We did it!  I was glad to share this journey with you.  It was incredible, especially as we were escorted into NYC by NYPD motorcycles with the NYPD helicopter hovering over us.  Thank you not only for your donations but for your belief in me and all your words of encouragement, your prayers and kindness.  I was thinking of them at times as I was pedaling.  This may be the beginning of something I'll continue to do; knowing we'll be helping another family the way others helped me, is one of the best feelings.

With much love and respect,

Carol <3

September 6, 2017 7:59 PM

Hi everyone!!

Tomorrow after work, I leave to head up to Boston to join my bike riding group.  I've never done anything like this before and am having a touch of anxiety about the unknown.  I am so honored to do this for the families but am also so humbled by all of your donations.  I cannot thank you all enough for your generosity.  We are doing this together, you and me.  This is our ride.  You all have done your part, now it's time for me to do mine.  If I can, I will update my progress.  Please forgive me if I don't update right away.

With gratitude and love,

Carol

P.S. There is still time to donate, so if you know anyone who thinks it's too late, it's not!

September 6, 2017 7:59 PM

Hi everyone!!

Tomorrow after work, I leave to head up to Boston to join my bike riding group.  I've never done anything like this before and am having a touch of anxiety about the unknown.  I am so honored to do this for the families but am also so humbled by all of your donations.  I cannot thank you all enough for your generosity.  We are doing this together, you and me.  This is our ride.  You all have done your part, now it's time for me to do mine.  If I can, I will update my progress.  Please forgive me if I don't update right away.

With gratitude and love,

Carol

P.S. There is still time to donate, so if you know anyone who thinks it's too late, it's not!

March 9, 2017 3:24 AM

Thank you all for your wonderful generosity and kind words, advice and encouragement.  You're all my heroes!  I neglected to mention, for you taxes, that this bike ride is a nonprofit charity # 501(c)3 from the IRS. 

Club East Colfax $88,821.46
Jen Lougee $1,256.16
Scott Erricson $5,051.03
Lee Couture $2,883.16
Joseph mooney $2,700.03
Joe Funaro $3,118.03
Danna Horgan $2,926.16
Andrew Walker $3,166.16
Rick Blinderman $1,465.16
Kevin Burrell $2,475.00
Gregg Swanson $13,592.18
Dave Krieger $1,445.00
Laura Taglianetti $2,526.16
Tim Bentley $2,133.53
Andre Parker $1,606.16
Megan Sylvestre $2,116.03
Norman Malbaurn $720.00
Stephen Bellos $4,223.03
Anthony Jessuck $1,500.16
Donald Balint $3,392.78
Carol Bagshaw $13,035.40
Edward Baldwin $1,931.16
Narciss Greene $1,682.16
Troy Gelinas $2,286.16
L. J. Fusaro $3,366.16
Jill Ruggiero $2,795.00
Pasquale Folino $3,704.50
Robin Golden $1,725.00

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