Houston Police Bicycle Relay Completes 2200 Mile Trek Tomorrow

6/24/2013 - NEWS ADVISORY

City of Portland
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CONTACT: Nicole Clegg, 207-756-8173, 207-272-4477 (cell) nicoleclegg@portlandmaine.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2013

Houston Police Bicycle Relay Completes 2200 Mile Trek Tomorrow

Portland Police Officer joins 40 others in cross-country fundraising ride.

What: Tomorrow morning, City of Portland Mayor Michael Brennan and Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck along with Portland Police and Fire Department convoys will welcome the Houston Police Bicycle Relay Team as they complete their final leg of their week-long 2200 mile ride. The cross-country relay, which started June 18th in Discover Green Park in Houston, Texas, is an annual fundraiser for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Approximately forty riders including local rider, Portland Police Officer Dan Knight, will be greeted by a Portland fireboat water salute as they ride north over the Casco Bay Bridge to Commercial Street and cross the finish line at Wharf Street and Union Street.

For thirty-two years, the Houston Police Department has hosted the event and fundraiser, which has raised more than $5 million for leukemia research and cancer treatment.


When & Where: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
9:30 AM (approximately) Riders cross north on the Casco Bay Bridge

10:00 AM (approximately) Riders cross the finish line on Union Street at Wharf Street

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Nicole Clegg
Director of Communications
City of Portland
389 Congress Street, Room 208
Portland, ME 04101
office: 207-756-8173
cell: 207-272-4477