The Centurion Cycling Club and members of the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department will participate in a70-mile bicycle ride from Boston to Manchester on May 21, 2007 to honor the memory of Officer Michael Briggs. The ride will also provide an opportunity to raise funds to benefit Officer Briggs' family. Officer Briggs, a bicycle unit officer with Manchester PD, died on October 17, 2006 after sustaining a gunshot wound in the line of duty. He was a police officer with Manchester PD for 11 years and was a US Marine Corps veteran. Manchester Patch.jpgBriggs Photo.jpg The ride will be held on Monday, May 21, 2007 and will tentatively leave the Industrial Marine Park in South Boston at 10:00 AM. Riders will make their way up Summer Street to Atlantic Avenue to Commercial Street and into Charlestown where they'll follow Route 28 the entire 70-mile distance to Manchester, NH. The Manchester Police will greet us upon arrival at their headquarters. A ceremony will take place during which MPD will rename their Police Athletic League building in honor of Officer Briggs and the cycling group will present a check to members of Officer Briggs’ family. Following this ceremony, another event will take place at Stadium, home of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats, a Toronto Blue Jays minor league team. The Fisher Cats will honor Officer Briggs and there will be a cookout following the ceremony for all bicycle riders and others. Riders will also be able to stay for a game scheduled that night at 7:00 PM. The Centurion Cycling Club is working out details on transportation back to Boston after the ride. We will arrange rides for those who want to leave after the first ceremony and those who want to leave after the game. Transportation will also be provided for bicycles and other equipment. Anyone who wishes to participate, please contact the Centurion Cycling Club at For more information on the ride, visit our website at