Teen to bike 1000 miles to raise money for fallen peace officers
SANTA ANA, Calif. - A California teen will travel from Oregon to the Mexico border on his bike to raise money and honor California peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Travis Risley, the sixteen-year-old son of a Napa police officer, will embark on this 1,000 mile journey in an effort to raise awareness and funds for the California Peace Officers' Memorial Foundation (CPOMF).
CPOMF is a non-profit charitable foundation whose mission is to honor California's peace officers who lost their lives in the line of duty and also provide support to their family members.
The journey starts in Brookings Oregon at 6:30 a.m., on Friday, July 7. Risley will travel 98 miles and stop in McKinelyville before heading 68 miles to Myers Flat on July 8.
Risley is expected to reach the Mexico border on Monday, July 24.
The Napa Police Officers' Association is covering all of Risley's travel expenses, so all donations will go directly to CPOMF.
If you would like to donate to Travis's Trek, click here.A day-to-day schedule of his route: Day 1 - July 7 Oregon/California Border (Brookings, OR) to McKinleyville, CA - 98 miles Day 2 - July 8 McKinleyville to Myers Flat - 68 miles Day 3 - July 9 Myers Flat to Hales Grove - 55 miles Day 4 - July 10 Hales Grove to Manchester - 74 miles Day 5 - July 11 Manchester to Valley Ford - 78 miles Day 6 - July 12 DAY OFF at home in Napa to recharge Day 7 - July 13 Valley Ford to Pacifica - 73 miles Day 8 - July 14 Pacifica to Aptos - 73 miles Day 9 - July 15 Aptos to Greenfield - 74 miles Day 10 - July 16 Greenfield to Paso Robles - 80 miles Day 11 - July 17 DAY OFF in Paso Robles to recharge Day 12 - July 18th San Simeon to Orcutt - 82 miles Day 13 - July 19th Orcutt to Santa Barbara - 75 miles Day 14 - July 20th Santa Barbara to Malibu - 74 miles Day 15 - July 21st Malibu to Newport Beach - 76 miles Day 16 - July 22nd DAY OFF in Newport Beach to recharge Day 17 - July 23rd Newport Beach to La Jolla - 78 miles Day 18 - July 24th La Jolla to California/Mexico Border (San Ysidro, CA) - 33 miles