May 7, 2023
The “Tour de Force” was started in 2002 after NYPD Det. Robert De Paolis (ret) decided to ride his bike to honor the fallen police officers that gave their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks. He was then joined by 7 other members of the NYPD and one member of the Bronx District Attorney's Office and along with four volunteer support personnel, they cycled their way from the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, to Ground Zero, NYC. Since then, the Tour De Force has become a nation wide event. 2015 was the first Annual Tour De Force run and Bike race in Plattsburgh, NY. The event supports the national Tour De Force charity and honors local law enforcement heroes who have passed away. The Tour De Force charity supports the families of these fallen heroes.
The event is on Sunday May 7th at Point Au Roche State Park.
This year we are honoring local 25 year old Border Patrol agent Hunter C LaBombard whom died unexpectedly on January 17th 2023 following an accident.
It consists of a 1 mile walk, 5K, 10K, and half Marathon, along with a 25 and 50 mile bike ride. Each participant will receive a medal and awards will be handed out tothe top finishers of each race.
The link to the official sign up page is below.