FACE OF AMERICA 2006 Bike Ride

clogo.gifOn April 29, 2006 six riders from the Boston Police Department’s Centurion Cycling Club will participate in the "Face of America 2006" ride from Gettysburg, PA to Washington, DC. Face of America 2006 is a two-day, 110-mile bike ride that teams able-bodied individuals with disabled individuals, including disabled servicemen and women returning from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. The Department members participating in the ride include Superintendent John Gallagher, Deputy Superintendent Dan Coleman and his son Danny, Police Officer Cecil Jones and his son Christopher, Frank McLaughlin and his wife Colette, LaTeisha Scales, and Ryan Mason. They will join 35 disabled military personnel from Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bethesda Naval Medical Center participating in the ride. The Boston riders will also honor all Boston Police Officers serving in the United States Armed Services as well as those who have served: Sgt. William Woodley, Police Officers Michael Brown, Terrence Burke, Christopher Colby, Bryan Dickson, Michael Fayles, Richard Litto and Daniel McMorrow who are all currently activated in various branches of the United States Military. For the past ten years, members of the Boston Police Department and other law enforcement agencies from New England have participated in a bicycle ride to benefit the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial Fund. The ride was generally held in May to coincide with National Law Enforcement Officers Week in Washington, DC. Because of the enthusiasm generated by the DC ride, members of the Boston Police Department formed the Centurion Cycling Club, a club that includes benefit rides and special occasion rides. For more information on the ride go to www.worldteamsports.org