This years jersey is about moving forward. The front of the jersey represents our new logo “Ride for the Fallen”.
We have transferred this great ride to the Wisconsin Riders which is and organization that honors Officer that have died in the line of duty. The back represents where we have come from.
This is the 10th running of the Birky Challenge. We are riding in honor of two Officers who died in the line duty in 2019. Last year one of the founders of the Birky Challenge, Pat Primising passed away from a fight with cancer. We honor him by having the traditional “King of the Mountains” jersey on the left sleeve with his old badge number.
What You Should Know
NAME: Officer Craig A. Birkholz Badge: 67 1982 – 2011
OCCUPATION: Police Officer for the Fond du Lac Police Department
END OF WATCH: March 20, 2011
FAMILY: Wife – Ashley Birkholz Parents – William & Gay Birkholz Brother – Paul Birkholz In-Laws – Rick & Maryann Czarnowski
MILITARY DUTY: US Army, 511th Military Police Co. Afghanistan and Iraq
PERSONAL MOTTO: Stay Strong, Stay Safe, Stay Positive