Cycling for those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

the beginning

The “Tour de Force” was started in 2002 after NYPD Det. Robert De Paolis (ret) decided to ride his bike to honor the fallen police officers that gave their lives in the September 11, 2001 attacks. He was then joined by 7 other members of the NYPD and one member of the Bronx District Attorney’s Office and along with four volunteer support personnel, they cycled their way from the Pentagon in Arlington, VA, to Ground Zero, NYC.

In 2003, the Tour de Force was incorporated in the state of New York as a nonprofit charity and later gained 501(c)3 status from the IRS.

click here to visit the Tour de France website and learn more.

REMA member John Jacoby ESS 5 is riding

I will once again be participating in the Annual Tour De Force bike ride from September 8, 2022 to September 13, 2022. The ride will be taking place in Buffalo New York, with rides into Canada and around Lake Ontario over a four day period, totaling nearly 280 miles. The money raised will be distributed to families of MOS who were killed in the Line of Duty. This will be my 5th year participating and in the past the Tour has raised over $600,000. If you are interested and able to donate to my fundraising campaign, you can send the donations to any of the following accounts:



PayPal                   JohnJacoby@JTJACOBY67

Venmo                 JohnJacoby@John-Jacoby-23

Any questions, you can email me at: JOHNJACOBY@NYPDREMA.COM


support our own

REMA supports John and all his co-riders in this very worthy and generous event.  We will update John’s ride throughout event with pictures and comments as he pedals along. Be sure to CLICK HERE to follow his journey.  LET’S GO TOUR!