Police, sheriffs and corrections officers cycling 500-km for Special Olympics

Members of the Lethbridge Police Service, Alberta Sheriffs, Lethbridge Correctional Centre, Taber Police Service, Blood Tribe Police Service and RCMP – with support from local Special Olympics athletes – will hit the road Friday for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) 500-km Bike Ride for Special Olympics.

The charity cycling trek starts at 10 a.m. at the Lethbridge Courthouse, 320 4 Street South, and over a 24-hour period the team of 22 cyclists will bike their way to the Free Our Finest LETR event at the Calgary Cabela’s store and then carry on to their final destination – the Edmonton Cabela’s which they are expected to reach by noon on June 18.

All money raised from the annual ride will benefit Special Olympics.

Since its inception in 2004, the LETR Ride for Special Olympics has raised more than $400,000. Donations can be made online at www.specialolympics.ab.ca 

During the ride police advise motorists along Highways 3, 23 and 21 to be aware of the cyclists and please slow down and use extreme caution when passing the team.

**Media are invited to attend the send-off ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday, June 17, 2016 at the courthouse. Interview opportunities will be available with the cyclists just prior to that time**