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News Release

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Media Relations

LAPDs Ride to Arrest Cancer Charity Bike Ride

Bicycle Ride with Health and Wellness Fair sponsored by the Los Angeles Police Department
Saturday, March 13, 2010
6:30 a.m. – Registration opens
8:00 a.m. – “Pursuit” begins

Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division
7870 Nollan Place
Panorama City, California  91402

Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese, Operations-Valley Bureau
Captain Phillip Trotter, Commanding Officer, Valley Traffic Division
400 Cyclists

To raise awareness about cancer, learn the importance of cancer prevention and pay tribute to
those affected by cancer.

On the day of the event, participants will have the option of riding the Infraction Route (15 miles), Misdemeanor Route (25 miles) or Felony Route (50 miles).  LAPD motor and bike officers will escort the cyclists through the diverse neighborhoods of the San Fernando Valley and make brief stops at Valley community police stations then return to the Valley Traffic Division for a BBQ Lunch and Health and Wellness Fair.  They will also visit with officers from some of the Department’s specialized units including Air Support Division, the K-9 Unit and the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team.

All proceeds from the Ride to Arrest Cancer event will directly benefit the Los Angeles Police Cancer Support Group (LAPCSG).  The mission of the LAPCSG is to provide the law enforcement community, which includes sworn, civilian, active and retired personnel and their families with a starting place when diagnosed with cancer.  LAPCSG offers understanding, strength and support and educates the law enforcement community regarding the importance of cancer prevention, early detection, screening and routine physical examinations.

Media Opportunities to Ride    
The LAPCSG would also like to extend an invitation for members of the media to ride in the event.  

For more information or to make a reservation to ride, please contact Officer Sara Faden, LAPD Media Relations Section, at 213-841-2064, or  For more information about the LAPCSG, please visit