|The Tour de Force's dual mission
is to honor the victims of 9/11 by keeping their memory alive
through cycling events and to raise funds, to benefit the families
of police officers, who were killed in the line of duty, each year,
nationwide, making the ultimate sacrifice. The Tour de Force is a
registered 501©3 charity with the
On 9/11 Three Hundred participants will depart from the Boston Marathon Finish Line along wih one hundred and fifty Sean's Ride participants and cycle through Boston, into Rhode Island, through the New England countryside to the Connecticut coast. After a ferry ride across the sound, the journey will continue through Long Island's wine country and into NYC to the Freedom Tower.
TDF Honors PO Jay Sheridan with a Memorial Bike Ride
TDF West Region Coordinator Bill Pontious presents a TDF jersey and a $5,000 check to the widow of Jay Sheirdan after Bill and 10 members of the Aurora Police TDF team honored Jay with a 60 mile ride from Aurora to Limon.
Police Officer Patrick O'Rourke Remembered
The TDF's Dave Slazinski presents Amy O'Rourke with a check for $5,000 to honor her husband's ultimate sacrifice.
P.O. Glen Ciano Remembered
TDF board members, P.O. John Gaglinao and P.O. Jim Parker, (Both from Suffolk County PD) present P.O. Glen Ciano's widow with a check for $5,000
3 Pittsburgh Heros Honored
Pittsburgh Det. Joe Lewis & Pittsburgh Firefighter Rob Lewis, present $5,000 checks to Stephen Mayhle's wife, Eric Kelly's wife & Paul Sciulo's parents.
Cpl. Norman Smith Remembered
TDF Director, Mike De Paolis & TDF Web Developer Tony Landi at Dallas Police H.Q. to present Lt. Regina Smith, Dallas PD with a check for $5,000 to honor her husband's ultimate sacrifice.
P.O. Frank Russo Honored
TDF participants, Palatine, Illinois Dep. Chief Al Stoeckel, along with Officers, Chad Felde, Garth Martino & Stewart Seaholm present a check to the family of Schaumburg, Il P.O. Frank Russo
Dep. Sheriff Chad Mechels Remembered
Sgt. Pete Jaros of the Minnehaha, SD Sheriff's Office and a TDF participant, presents a $5,000 check to Chad's widow, Jamie Mechels and her children. Also pictured is the president of the So. Dakota F.O.P. Lodge#1 Tom Lien.
TDF honors the ultimate
sacrifice of Ptlm. Chad Spicer
TDF Director Rob De Paolis presents a check for $5,000 to the parents of Georgetown, DE Patrolman Chad Spicer & Georgetown Police Chief William Topping.
Cpl. Mike Roberts Remembered
TDF Central Regional Coordinator Tom Roberts visited Tampa, Florida recently and presented a check for $5,000 on behalf of the TDF to Tampa Police Chief Jane Castor, to benefit the family of Cpl. Roberts and honor his ultimate sacrifice.
Robert De Paolis, TDF Director, presents a check for $5,000 to Lt. Dougalas of the Pennsylvania State Police to benefit the Josh Miller Memorial Fund in front of the Trooper Joshua Miller Memorial
TDF Honors hero, Det. Marc DiNardo
Mike and Larry De Paolis present a check for $5,000 to the Jersey City Police Officers Benevolent Association President, Jerry DeCicco and Ex. Board Chairman Fred DiMase, to benefit Det. DiNardo's family.