SUNDAY MORNING: 500+ Motorcycles Running Up Clark Street In Annual Police Memorial

500 motorcycles will be roaring up Clark Street Sunday morning—and we can’t wait to see them.

Escorted by vintage patrol cars, the Casper Lauer Police Memorial Motorcycle Run participants will be on their way to St. Boniface Cemetery at Clark and Lawrence, the final resting place of  Lauer, one of the first Chicago police officers to die in the line of duty.

“This is the first time we’ve gone this route,” Chicago police Lt. David Haynes told us. “In the past we’ve gone to Gold Star Park or the South Side.”

Haynes expects the run to pass Clark and North Avenue at 11:30AM Sunday, so, they’ll be in our neck of the woods soon after that.

“Everyone is welcome to the memorial service and to wave at the motorcycles as they ride through Wrigleyville,” Haynes said.

This is the American Knights Motorcycle Club of Chicago’s annual fundraiser for families of officers fallen in the line of duty.

There is also a post-run party on the West Side for a $20 donation. See the flyer below for those details.

Let’s take a walk over to Clark Street Sunday and show our support.

“We’ll be noisy,” Haynes says.  Good.

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