Teen completes thousand mile bike ride to support fallen officers
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — While most teenagers spent their summer vacation enjoying time at the beach or playing video games, 16-year-old Travis Risley took a thousand mile bike ride across California to raise money for families of fallen officers.
Travis Risley is the son of a Napa Police Department officer and decided completed a thousand-mile journey down California Tuesday to support police officers across the state.
Risley’s journey started July 7 near the border of California and Oregon. Monday, Risley completed the final leg of his journey, accompanied by several San Diego police officers as he traveled from La Jolla to his final destination — the U.S./Mexico border.
The thousand-mile trip raised money for the California Police Officers Memorial Foundation, which supports families of fallen officers who are in need of financial assistance.