Tour de Force – 911 Memorial Bike Ride
This year, five deputies from the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office traveled to New York to take part in a 9/11 memorial bike ride known as Tour de Force. This event was held on September 6-9, 2019, is over 250 miles long, and took the cyclists from Yankee Stadium to Fenway Park.
The Tour de Force’s dual mission is to honor the victims of 9/11 by keeping their memory alive through cycling events and to raise funds to benefit the families of law enforcement officers nationwide who were killed in the line of duty.
Sun Coast Roofing and Solar Donates Tickets to New York for Memorial Ride
On August 8, 2019 owner and CEO of Sun Coast Roofing and Solar, Rick Tauscher, presented Division Chief Tim Morgan and Lieutenant Richard Fortin with two round-trip tickets to New York. “Once I heard why this year was so important to them, I knew I wanted to be involved,” stated Tauscher.
Although this is not the first time they will be participating in this bike ride, this year the attending Volusia County deputies will be hosting an honorary ride for Volusia County Senior Deputy Frank Scofield, who was killed on June 2, 2019 while riding his bike and training for this year’s Tour de Force ride.
“This one strikes home because it meant so much to Frank. This year we ride to remember him,” stated Fortin.
Nine law enforcement officers from NYC rode a total of 275 miles in the inaugural Tour de Force 9/11 Memorial Ride in 2002. Today there are 300 riders with a goal to raise $750,000.
“He [Frank] was such a big supporter of this event and never missed a year,” stated Morgan. “It’s gonna be hard since Frank won’t be there, but we can’t think of a better way to honor him.”
How to Donate to the Tour de Force in New York
If you are interested in donating to the fundraiser you can visit them online at TourDeForceNY.com and click on “donate” in the main menu.
Sun Coast Roofing and Solar Rebranding
Sun Coast Roofing and Solar is a family owned and operated roofing company located in Central Florida. Their highly skilled team of roofers operate on both residential and commercial installations.
The team at Sun Coast Roofing started 2019 off with a bang! Not only did they acquire a new corporate headquarters, bringing life back into the former NSB Chevy building on Ridgewood, but they also launched a new solar division, making them the only roofing company in Central Florida qualified to install fully integrated solar panels directly to your roof.
They are currently re-branding as Sun Coast Roofing and Solar and have six branches across the state of Florida.