Recognizing Memorial Challenge


Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 711. Fax 703-719-6436
Date Released 06/11/12
Contact: Brooke Wright / 703-922-0889
Information Bulletin: Memorial Day Veterans Ride

Recognizing Memorial Challenge

Photo of officers cheering on cyclists 

            Franconia officers patrolling on Memorial Day took a few minutes off to show respect and appreciation to the injured veterans taking part in a rehabilitative ride consisting of more than 300 bicyclists.  The event is called Memorial Challenge and the group was riding from Arlington to Virginia Beach over a period of five days.  They passed through a portion of the Franconia District on Monday, May 28.  Some of the cyclists are propelling their bicycles with hand cranks after having injuries or loss of use of their legs.

Photo of Veteran cyclists

            “The riders were pretty impressive and inspiring,” stated Sergeant Mike Huminik, supervisor of the patrol days A shift.


To request this information in an alternate format, call the Franconia District Station at 703.922.0889.  TTY 711






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