CPD Invites Columbus To Annual ‘Faith & Blue Bike Ride’ On October 6
For its third consecutive year, the Columbus Police Department will lead National Faith & Blue Weekend to help build bridges with our community through local faith-based organizations. To kick off the weekend, CPD is inviting the public to a five-mile bike ride around the downtown area for fellowship and fun. Explore the full story for the details along with how your organization can get involved.
An artistic expression of the Columbus, Georgia Police Department’s shoulder sleeve insignia, superimposed on a colorized image of officers & residents riding bikes at the annual Faith & Blue Bike Ride. The department is inviting the public to attend the event’s third year on October 6, 2023.
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COLUMBUS, Ga. — “Thus counterinsurgency is at heart an adaptation battle: a struggle to rapidly develop and learn new techniques and apply them in a fast-moving, high-threat environment, bringing them to bear before the enemy can evolve in response, and rapidly changing them as the environment shifts.” — David Kilcullen, Counterinsurgency.

The Columbus Police Department is inviting local residents to attend its third annual Faith & Blue Bike Ride on October 6, 2023.

The event is free and open to the public.

National Faith & Blue Weekend has helped build stronger community bridges between residents and their police forces throughout Georgia with the help of local faith-based organizations.

CPD will be kicking off that upcoming weekend by hosting an easy-going 5-mile bicycle ride throughout the downtown area for fellowship and fun. 

Participants will have to provide their own bicycles, and helmets will be required. 

Registration will take place at the Public Safety Building located at 510 10th Street at 5:30 p.m. just before the ride begins on October 6.

CPD shared some more information on the nationally-acclaimed weekend of community connection:

“National Faith & Blue Weekend, one of the largest police-community outreach events, is returning for the third year. It is a national event, originating in Georgia, with activities in communities across the country that bring together law enforcement and residents to build connections, create mutual understanding, and enhance justice and reconciliation. This year, several events will take place across Georgia and nationwide from October 6-9.

The Columbus Police Department will host a Bicycle Ride to kick off the 2023 Faith & Blue Weekend. We will join together with faith-based organizations for a 5-mile bicycle ride around the downtown area for fellowship and fun. The community is invited to join us for the bicycle ride. Participants must bring their own bicycles and helmets. We will meet in the West Parking Lot of the Public Safety Building (510 10th St.). Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. The ride starts at 6 p.m. Participants must sign waivers. Representatives of faith-based organizations are encouraged to wear t-shirts representing their organization(s).”

You can learn more about how Faith & Blue aims to build better bridges between our local community and our law enforcement professionals here.

Very cool, CPD. Ride On!

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