This was a group of officers that was on the side of the highway waiting for the tour to come by. They had several cars parked up on the lot with their lights on and were displaying this flag as we rode by. It was very kind of them.
John at the Target sponsored rest stop today with the Target mascot. Target has been very generous this year and is a sponsor of the Tour. They are hosting the rest stops and the majority of the stops have been in Target parking lots. Thank you to the management of Target for supporting these officers that are riding in honor of fallen officers. And thank you to the Target staff that is working so hard to make these stops a success! They have been outstanding.
I mentioned previously that we are riding as part of the Northern California chapter. The chapter has two support vans that carry our bag during the ride and will pick up riders that are in need of support. On the side of the van they recognize the four Oakland PD officers that were killed in the line of duty in March of last year and our four officers that were killed in November. Several support vehicles are adorned in similar fashion to remember all of these officers.
One of the motor escort officers. These guys have done an outstanding job. They are responsible for getting us through traffic safely and block intersections as we travel through. Great work
Here are some pictures of the bridge. Although it was a couple of miles long the grade was not too bad. It was nice to know that once we were on the other side of the bridge we had less than 10 miles to go to finish the day.