Chapter VII is based in Southern California but we welcome riders and support personnel from across the West.
The California Chapter was established in 2001 with three riders from the Riverside Police Department, the Los Angeles Police Department, and the California Highway Patrol. Our Chapter has grown in strength over the last 18 years and in 2008 we had 50 riders along with support personnel that made the journey. In 2007 and 2008 we traveled to Portsmouth, Virginia and partnered with Chapter IV and Chapter VIII and rode the “Tidewater Trail” from Virginia to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C.
In 2010, our chapter tried a new and exciting route starting in Somerset NJ. We rode through the beautiful rolling hills of central NJ crossing the Delaware river at Washington’s Crossing and stayed in Philadelphia for our first night. Many made there way into Philly for a cheese steak and a look at Independence Hall. The ride continued the next morning through Delaware and into Maryland eventually riding through Baltimore. The third day was a nice short ride into Washington DC meeting the rest of the chapters at JFK Stadium and completing our journey together to the memorial. It was a great ride that we now repeated each year. We are now a team of approximately 425 riders.
Our route morphed into what is now known as the“Challenge Ride.” This route has grown in popularity and we anticipate a full roster so do not delay in signing up. Our past riders are notified when registration opens, however, registration is open to all on a first come basis.
Please browse our web site and if you want to be a part of this incredible event then sign up to get this experience started. We hope to see you soon and appreciate any and all support to accomplish our mission. “We ride for those who died.”