The third annual New Hampshire Law Enforcement Memorial Motorcycle ride will take place on Sunday, July 8, 2012 beginning in Concord. The ride, which is organized by The Criminal Justice Club at NHTI, Concord Community College, raises money to support the upkeep of the Law Enforcement Memorial in Concord.
“I was looking for a project for the students and I saw an article about the need for maintenance and upkeep for the memorial, “said Professor Stephen O’Donnell, faculty advisor and SEA member. “We began three years ago without about 20 bikes and it has grown. In two years we’ve managed to raise $1,600.”
Organizers hope to have 80 to 100 riders participate in this year’s ride which costs $25 per bike (no charge for passengers). Students in the criminal justice club have also designed special tee shirts for participants. Each registered biker can purchase one shirt for $5.00. Others shirts may be purchased for $10.00 each or three for $25.00.
“Anyone who rides a motorcycle is welcome to ride. We usually get police officers, relatives of some officer who has died in the line of duty and different groups who just like to ride for a good cause.”
The 85-90 mile ride, will begin at NHTI, travel past the NH Law Enforcement Memorial and head up 3A to Bristol and then on to 104 to the American Police Motorcycle Museum in Meredith. Bikers are encouraged to take a break, visit the museum and then return to NHTI via Route 106 south to 393 and back to NHTI. Once bikers return to NHTI they will be treated to hotdogs and hamburgers courtesy of the students in the Criminal Justice Club.
Bikers who want to participate are asked to call in to let the students know to expect them so they can order enough tee shirts in the appropriate sizes as well as plan for the post-ride cookout.
Professor Stephen O’Donnell has taught criminal justice at NHTI Community College Concord for 18-years and is a SEA Chapter President. He’s said he’s proud of the students and what they have done to give back to the community.
“We do a lot of different projects and fundraising. Last year we donated $750 to the Law Enforcement Memorial, $200 to the Manchester Explorer Program, $500 to the Friendly Kitchen and $500 to the Rape Crisis Center.”
For more information, contact: Prof. Stephen O’Donnell 603-271-6953 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .