10th Annual Ride for Fallen Officers on Sunday, August 21, 2016

Posted on July 21, 2016 by Administrator

2016 Harley
The Utah Law Enforcement Memorial Board appreciates everyone’s support of the 10th Annual Ride for Fallen Officers. Our decision to take the ride off of State Street was unpopular with the riders and ultimately created more problems than it solved.

In the future we plan on returning the Ride for Fallen Officers back to the State Street route. Again, thank you all for your continued support and for your feedback.

Thank you for your interest in the 10th annual Ride for Fallen Officers, which will be held Sunday, August 21, 2016. Pre-registration is OVER!

Please complete and sign this Release and Discharge form and bring it with you on the day of the event. You will receive your pre-purchased ride merchandise at the pre-registration booth outside of the front doors on Sunday, August 21, 2016 from 7AM to 10AM at Timpanogos Harley Davidson in Lindon (map). The first 200 pre-registered riders will receive a $10 gift certificate to Wingers, compliments of TGI Friday’s and Wingers. Passenger pre-registration is not eligible for gift certificates. NOTE: The time is one hour earlier due to the heat we have encountered in past rides.

Please bring a printout of your purchase to the final registration. The ride will start at 10AM. Please note that limited edition T-shirts, extra pins, and ride patches will also be available for sale at Timpagonos Harley Davidson or as part of your pre-registration online. Your transaction will be confirmed by e-mail.

Pre-registration will close Friday, August 19, 2016. Ride merchandise can be bought up to midnight, Sunday, August 14, 2o16.

Any ride merchandise not picked up at the ride will be subject to an additional shipping fee.

To view the map route or to send it to your phone, please click here.

  • From Timpanogos H-D
  • Head North on Geneva Road to Main St
  • Right on Center St
  • Left on 100 East, which turns into SR 146/Canyon Road
  • Left on SR 92
  • Right on Highland Blvd, which eventually turns into Sun Crest Dr
  • Right on Traverse Ridge Rd to Bangerter
  • Continue on 150 East
  • Merge on to I-15 Northbound
  • Exit onto the 600 South exit
  • Merge into the left two lanes.
  • Turn left onto state.
  • State St all the way to the State Capitol
As a 501(c)(3) public charity, contributions to the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial (“ULEM”) are deductible for federal income tax purposes as provided under the Internal Revenue Code. Your registration is believed to be a deductible contribution to ULEM, in whole or in part.  Of course, a donor should consult his or her own tax adviser regarding the deductibility of a charitable contribution. Contributions are reduced by the value of any goods or services provided in connection with the donation.  ULEM estimates the value of goods and services provided with the registration is $5.00.

No purchase necessary to be entered in the drawing. For an alternate entry send us your full name, address, and phone number together with a self-addressed, stamped envelope and mail it to ULEM, 5671 South Redwood Rd., #19, Taylorsville, UT 84123. “No Purchase Necessary” entries must be received no later than 5PM (Mountain Standard Time), August 8, 2016 to be included in the drawing. Requests accepted from Utah State residents 18 years or older, one per household. The winner of the Harley Davidson authorizes the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial Inc. to use his or her likeness on our website and social media sites for promotional purposes.


Comments

63 responses to “10th Annual Ride for Fallen Officers on Sunday, August 21, 2016”

  1. Mike Hanson says:

    Myself and several friends have attended, generously contributed, and supported this ride. It has always been a ride that we have looked forward to each year, up until this year. The idea that the ride organization actually thought it was safe to dump a few thousand bikes on I-15 in Draper and let us enter a free-for-all at freeway speeds is just mind blowing to me. Thankfully there were no reports of accidents, injuries or death. I personally witnessed several close calls with upset truck drivers and travelers who had no idea what was going on. With the exception of the signs on I-15 to “Watch for Motorcycles” these travelers had no Idea why the freeway was moving so slow, jammed with Motorcycles and sometimes stopping.

    I have heard that UDOT is to blame, I really don’t care. It was clearly an error in the thought process of true safety. If there is concern about safety on previous routes, and this is a better answer? count me out next year! Myself and several hundred others who believe in this worthy cause will find another way to respect our fallen officers. I’m sad for this poor decision and poor judgment to risk the lives for those who generously give to such a worthy cause.

    I would love to hear any feedback as to why this was a good decision. As a very disappointed supporter I will keep my decisions open for future support.

    Sadly,

    MH

  2. Chase says:

    The ride went great until we hit the freeway. Once our group hit the on ramp we had multiple close calls with trucks and trailers. After multiple close calls we left the freeway at the next exit, we didn’t even make it completely on the freeway before giving up. We bailed on the ride and went home choosing to forego the ceremony. I know everyone in my group stated multiple times that if the route is the same next year that they will not be attending. I share the same feeling. My wife rode this as her first big ride as a Rider instead of a Passenger and it was a total disaster. Please change the route back to the original or you will be losing riders/supporters next year.

  3. Justin Young says:

    Well I’ll be the first one to change the subject from the route. Just curious, what products/apparel is left over from the ride that is available for purchase?

  4. Tyler Mudge says:

    My dad and I both attended this year. We were wondering what the bike count was for the ride? Sure looked like a lot.

  5. chris purdum says:

    The freeway ride was great for the first few miles because there was no traffic, as though the freeway was shut down for us. Then it got scary…cars manovering through our procession to enter or exit inside lanes. We came to complete stop several times while traffic on either side rushed past at speed. I’ve never felt so vulnerable. The biggest thrill of going on a big ‘supported’ ride is to feel important and to witness the art of traffic manipulation and to have motors scream by to get ahead to the next intersection. I’ve been on the other end of this event and trapped at an intersection for twenty minuets (a few years ago) and I didn’t mind, perhaps cuz I ride and because I could have turned around and taken another route. You can’t please all and there will always be spoilers but if this event does not go back to its roots (routes) I’m out. What about the 15K bicycle ride that shuts down east side SLC for four or five hours….are they going to re-route that?

  6. Administrator says:

    The Utah Law Enforcement Memorial Board appreciates everyone’s support of the 10th Annual Ride for Fallen Officers. Our decision to take the ride off of State Street was unpopular with the riders and ultimately created more problems than it solved.

    In the future we plan on returning the Ride for Fallen Officers back to the State Street route. Again, thank you all for your continued support and for your feedback.

  7. Critter says:

    Any idea of what dates the 11th annual ride will be yet?
    Just trying to help some people make sure they can schedule to be there.

  8. Cheryl R Mortensen says:

    Sgt. Clarke Christensen, please contact me to get both of your heavy-duty vehicle magnets back to you.
    Please contact through my email address on gmail.

    Sir, you said you don’t check your mail box too often. Which I hope you do today.

  9. Kris Justesen says:

    What is the date and details for the ride this year. I’m not finding anything.

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