April 11, 2017 – Miami Beach Police Department Officers along with local business owners and residents will use pedal power to bike ride and create awareness for cancer research on Saturday, April 15th at 9:00 a.m. with all the proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society – Relay for Life.
The morning charity bike ride event organized by Captain Enrique Doce and Officer Julio Blanco is set to promote the Miami Beach Police Department’s efforts to support worthy causes and create community involvement. It will also be an opportunity for citizens to meet and greet the officers who are responsible for the safety of their local community.
“If we as a community don’t step up to better ourselves, then who will? The police and City residents need each other in order to build stronger relationships and we feel this is a great cause to support and to do so. We look forward to cycling with everyone on Saturday,” said Captain Doce who has been serving the City of Miami Beach for the past 28 years.
The length of the ride will be 11.5 miles from North Beach to South Beach and back, making a stop at Miami Beach Senior High School. Participants can register by paying a $20 registration fee payable to the American Cancer Society – Relay for Life on race day. Entries will be accepted starting at 8:00 a.m. at JB Bike Shop located at 7430 Collins Ave. Riders will set off at 9:00 a.m. from the same location.
Business owners sponsoring the event are Ocean Terrace Holdings and JB Bike Shop who along with community members from all different backgrounds, are expected to congregate in North Beach on Saturday, April 15th. This bike ride will mark many of the planned fundraising events by the Miami Beach Police Department to help support meaningful causes and engage with the local community.