Tour de Force cyclists breeze through Lewes

More than 250 riders on 270-mile ride from West Point to Naval Academy
September 13, 2018

More than 250 cyclists are shown on their way from West Point Military Academy, New York, to the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., in the 16th annual Tour de Force. The riders pedaled off the Cape May-Lewes Ferry early on Aug. 10 and headed through Lewes around 11:15 a.m.

Money raised during the ride benefits families of law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty. The first ride, coordinated by NYPD Det. (retired) Robert de Paolo with nine riders, took place to honor police officers fallen during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The first ride started at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and ended at Ground Zero in New York City. Participants include police, military, veterans and first responders.