INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – On Saturday, bicycle riders will take to the trails to raise money for Indianapolis Metro Police in the fourth annual Warrior on Wheels Bicycle Ride.
Proceeds benefit The David S. Moore Foundation, in honor of IMPD Officer David Moore who was killed in the line of duty in 2011.
One of the riders is Spencer Moore, David’s dad.
Another is a man named Lance Lewis, who received the gift of life when David Moore died.
“I was on oxygen 24 hours a day, couldn’t do anything physically stressful at all, including something as simple as carrying a gallon of milk up the steps,” said Lewis, who, for years, suffered from a chronic lung condition.
The death of 29-year-old IMPD Officer Moore helped save seven lives, including Lewis, who received Moore’s lungs in the days that followed.
On Saturday, Lewis will have ridden in all four rides to benefit The David S Moore Foundation.
“I don’t know how you express to someone the thanks that you feel for saving your life,” Lewis said.
This year’s proceeds will be used to buy equipment for IMPD bicycle officers.
The ride, either 12, 24 or 42 miles, starts in Broad Ripple, stopping in the Heroes of Public Safety Section in Crown Hill Cemetery as part of the journey. Here riders will pay tribute to Officer David Moore, Officer Rod Bradway, who was killed in 2013, and Officer Perry Renn, who was killed in July.
The route is primarily on the city’s bike trails, among them the Monon, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail and the Fall Creek Trail.
Over 100 riders are expected, and registration is open.
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