Law Enforcement Torch Ride returns to Kingston after five years

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For the first time in five years, the Law Enforcement Torch Ride is returning to the Kingston area to raise funds for Special Olympics Ontario.

According to a release from Kingston Police, the organization is both proud and excited to organize and host the Torch Ride, which will be occurring on Saturday, Jun. 8, 2024. Riders donate or fundraise to join the ride, where 100 per cent of the funds raised will directly benefit the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Ontario. This year’s slogan and hashtag for the Torch Ride is ‘Ridin’ for a Reason’ #RidinForAReason.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on the south side parking lot of the Kingston Police Headquarters, at 705 Division St. Police said the easiest access is at the intersection of Division St and Barbara Ave. Kickstands Up (KSU) will happen at 10:30 a.m., where a new scenic route from prior years will take riders out of Kingston, into Frontenac County, circling around Frontenac Park, with a barbecue stop in Westport near the halfway point, according to the release.

The route will end at Spearhead Brewing Company at 675 Development Drive where announcements and prize giveaways will occur, according to the release. The Ride is approximately 200 km long, with an anticipated return to Kingston around 3 p.m.

To participate in the Torch Ride, registration fees are $35 for a single rider or $45 for a “Two-Up.” Participants are able to waive the fee if they fundraise $100 or more. To register or donate visit the Torch Ride website:

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