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March 30, 2020
 
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
 
We want to again convey our disappointment at the cancellation of this year’s Police Unity Tour ride due to the COVID–19 pandemic.  We also understand that the cancellation of this ride creates a burden on your schedules and has also raised concerns regarding the dispersing of funds already contributed.   We are writing this letter to ease your concerns.
 
First, as to your schedules and future rides, please be aware that we are meeting weekly with our National Board.  Our chapter presidents will continue to filter down the information as the coronavirus situation unfolds.
 
Second, notwithstanding the cancellation of this year’s physical ride, our mission and our commitment to support The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial (the “Memorial”) continues.  The ride is one component of our larger purpose and mission, which is the remembrance of our fallen.  This year still counts, because the names of 307 fallen officers still need to be engraved on the Memorial wall.  These names cannot be pushed to next year.
Only your continued support, despite the ride cancellation, can make this a reality. 
 
Third, due to the cancellation of this year’s ride, a few members have questioned the use of the funds raised to date.
 
What is happening to the funds that will normally be utilized for ride expenses?
 
By way of background, no portion of individual donations is earmarked to particular expenses of the ride. Our participants commit to solicit donations to fulfill our organization’s commitment to the Memorial.  These donations are reported to our donors, as well as our participants, as fully deductible charitable contributions without reduction for expenses incurred by our organization to support the ride.  Thus, as we do every year, the funds raised will be used to fulfill our commitment to the Memorial.  Any reimbursement for prepaid expenses will likewise be applied to fulfill our commitment. 
 
 
Why can’t we roll over funds or part of funds for next year?
 
In short, we will need all of the funds to fulfill our commitment to the Memorial.  It is imperative available funds raised thus far be applied to the Memorial.  It would be disheartening if the Memorial lacked the resources to add the name of each of the 307 fallen officers to the Memorial wall this year. Moreover, please note that Police Unity Tour funds being raised are currently the primary source of funding for the operation and maintenance of the Memorial.  Without such funding, it is possible the Memorial will fail. 
 
Thank you for your support and fundraising efforts thus far.  Even though we are not able to ride into the Memorial this year, we will not allow anything to defeat our efforts to honor the memory of our fallen.  The Police Unity Tour will be making our annual donation to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial as we have honorably done since our charter.  We thank you for your commitment and continued support.  Please inform your donors the funds raised will be donated to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.  God bless you all, thank you for your service and sacrifice.  Stay safe and healthy.             
                                               
Respectfully yours,
Patrick P. Montuore
Patrick Montuore, CEO and Founder of the Police Unity Tour                                

Ride #1 Training Ride 3/14 10am: leaving out of Kittatiny State Park off of
Limecrest Rd in Andover (use Lake Aeroflex Rd, Andover NJ for GPS)

A 25 mile ride at a 15 mph pace. Not too hilly

Please RSVP jscully@policeunitytour.com

Ride #2 Training Ride 3/14 12noon: leaving out of Kittatiny State Park off
of Limecrest Rd in Andover (use Lake Aeroflex Rd, Andover NJ for GPS)

A 25 mile ride at a 15 mph pace. Not too hilly

Please RSVP jscully@policeunitytour.com

Posted on March 10, 2020

Any out of state member need transportation from Newark Penn Station or Newark Liberty International Airport is required to fill out a transportation request. The link for that request can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFZVZYGDRjqDAnwJRJ0i2lUqX-g3QMQJAwwN1cAgtGHSi-bw/viewform

Posted on March 3, 2020

Training Ride   Saturday
2-22-20  0900

Leaves Horseshoe Lake, 72 Eyland Ave
Succasunna NJ

25-30 miles

For more info contact ; williamfichter@yahoo.com

Posted on February 20, 2020

Details
Training Ride Saturday 2/22 – 30 miles.

Leaving out of Kittatiny State Park off of Limecrest Rd in Andover NJ (use
lake Aeroflex Rd, 07860 for GPS)

Pace: 14-16 mph or better depending on abilities

Please rsvp to jscully@policeunitytour.com
for this ride. Any changes due to weather will go out via email to those who
have rsvp’d by 8am Saturday

Further comments
New Rider checklist: Helmet, eye protection, bike, gloves, cold weather gear. Please check you gear. We’ve had riders drive an hour to these rides and forget their helmet or other items.

Posted on February 19, 2020

General Meeting Dates 2020 Tour

Wednesday March 11,2020 7:00 PM

Wednesday April 1,2020 7:00 PM

Wednesday April 15, 2020 7:00 PM

Wednesday April 29, 2020 7:00 PM

All Meetings Held in Florham Park- Ridgedale Middle School / Auditorium

Posted on February 14, 2020

Training Ride   Sunday
2-16-20  0900

Leaves Horseshoe Lake, 72 Eyland Ave
Succasunna NJ

25-30 miles

For more info contact ; williamfichter@yahoo.com

Posted on February 13, 2020

Come support fellow Jersey City Police Officers and Police Unity Tour members as they ~ RIDE FOR A HERO
As our community heals from the loss of Detective Joseph Seals, join us in supporting his family and the JCPD at our RIDE FOR A HERO Fundraiser. ALL proceeds will be given to Detective Seals’ family.
The CycleBar Jersey City family has many police officers that keep our city safe and we appreciate their brave work. Please come dressed in blue and/or black to show your support for Detective Seals and law enforcement around the nation.
Saturday, December 21st @ 2:00pm with Jasmine
BOOK RIDE NOW: https://members.cyclebar.com/auth/login

Posted on December 18, 2019

TD Bank Supporting the Police Unity Tour

TD Bank will make annual contributions to the Police Unity Tour based on the activity of all participating member’s, family & friends TD Bank accounts. Eligible accounts include: checking, savings, money market, cd’s and retirement.
Click here for details.

Posted on June 5, 2014