2015 Route and Rules
The tentative route for 2015 is below. Our cutoff for honoring officers on the ride is March 1, 2015. The route is subject to change based on officers honored.
Day 1, Monday, July 13: Indiana Law Enforcement and Fire Fighters Memorial to Tipton - 50 miles
Day 2, Tuesday, July 14: Tipton to Bluffton – 87 miles
Day 3, Wednesday, July 15: Bluffton to Angola - 84 miles
Day 4, Thursday, July 16: Angola to Mishawaka - 68 miles
Day 5, Friday, July 17: Mishawaka to Merrillville - 77 miles
Day 6, Saturday, July 18: Merrillville to Kentland - 65 miles
Day 7, Sunday, July 19: Kentland to Terre Haute - 98 miles
Day 8, Monday, July 20: Terre Haute to Princeton - 80 miles
Day 9, Tuesday, July 21: Princeton to Huntingburg – 40 miles
Day 10, Wednesday, July 22: Huntingburg to Jeffersonville – 92 miles
Day 11, Thursday, July 23: Jeffersonville to Madison – 45 miles
Day 12, Friday, July 24: Madison to Bloomington – 85 miles
Day 13, Saturday, July 25: Bloomington to Crown Hill Cemetery, Heroes of Public Safety Section – 69 miles
Below are listed some of the general rules for the ride.
- 30 cyclists per day is the maximum unless otherwise noted on the application.
- Survivors and Police Officers receive first consideration for days that fill up. If you are bumped from a day, you will be placed on a wait list. Those on the wait list will be notified by email if a spot becomes available.
- Each cyclist must pay a $50.00 registration fee. The fee covers a participant t-shirt, jersey, housing and most meals. The registration fee can be paid online in the Store.
- The Cops Cycling for Survivors jersey must be worn every day of participation. See the Merchandise page for more information on the Cops Cycling jersey.
- Helmets are required.
- Each cyclist is required to raise a minimum of $75.00 for every day or partial day they ride. No exceptions.
- This is a group ride, not a race. Everyone is expected to stay together and keep a reasonable pace (14-18 mph). If a participant cannot keep the pace or is cycling too far in front of the group, they will be asked to load up in the truck/escort vehicle.
- At least one hand must be kept on the handlebars at all times. It is the safest means of cycling in a large group.
- Cyclists must be at least 16 years of age to participate. Any cyclists under the age of 18 must have their application signed by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must accompany the cyclist as another participating cyclists or support volunteer each day they are registered to ride.
- If it is not thunderstorming or a significant downpour, we ride in the rain. Bring gear for inclement weather and lighting for your bike.
- Listen to as much music as you like, but only one earbud is allowed to be used while on the bike.
- The Cops Cycling for Survivors Foundation President or designee has the final say in all decisions on the ride.
- When on the ride, all participants and support personnel represent Cops Cycling for Survivors Foundation, Inc. If you break the rules of conduct, you may be asked to leave.
- All participants are responsible to arrange their own transportation to and from the day(s) they ride. Cops Cycling does not arrange transportation unless it is to a group dinner or survivor meeting
- Have fun and make memories while taking in the beautiful state of Indiana!