Oxnard to Santa Monica, 51 miles. The family of Ventura City Fire Dept. John Duff was presented a Jersey Plaque dedicating the 2016 ride to John Duff, At Oxnard Fire Station 6. 2016 Firefighter Cancer Awareness Ride comes to a successful end at the Santa Monica pier (LA County Lifeguard Headquarters). Family, Media (ABC & NBC), Command staff from LA Co FD, SMFD, Union reps from San Francisco Fire, LA City Fire were all in attendance. A Heartfelt Thanks from all of us at Fire Velo goes out to the Santa Monica Fire Dept., Santa Monica P.D., and LA County Fire Dept. BN5/LA County Lifeguards for helping with traffic, logistics, which made the final leg of our ride a huge success!
Day 5 - Morro Bay to Lompoc went smooth with great weather. Riders arriving as early as 2PM completing 72 miles. We were treated by the Lompoc Fire Dept. to a delicious spaghetti dinner, and big thank you for the hospitality Lompoc Fire has shown annually to our riders and support staff.
Day 6 - Lompoc to Oxnard, 92 miles of difficult cold weather riding out of Lompoc, followed by comfortable southern California sunshine once in Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara City Fire Local 525 treated riders and support staff to an awsome lunch at the "East Beach Grill" (just south of the Santa Barbara Pier). Santa Barbara City Fire Local 525 takes Brotherhood/Sisterhood to a higher level! Thank You 525!!!
Watsonville to San Simeon, no Big Sur stop this year. 7 riders started from Watsonville Fire Station 1, and completed 126 miles which included the entire Big Sur coastline HWY 1, 6 Super Men, and 1 Super Women "Cindy" from Ventura County Fire. The rest of the riders rode sections of 40 miles, 65 miles, and 108 miles. Tough day, no incidents, and everybody safe and sound!
74 miles done from Half Moon Bay to Watsonville.We were met by Santa Cruz Fire personnel with their Fire Equipment at the Light House. The handed out much needed water to all the riders. Aptos Fire Dept. put on a rest stop with food and refreshments (that were eagerly consumed) at their Fire Station on Soquel Drive. Thank You Aptos Fire Upon finishing in the City of Watsonville we were treated to another (annual) great reception and feast put on by the Watsonville Firefighter's! A very big THANK YOU goes out to the Watsonville Fire Department from all of the Fire Velo family and Sponsor Organization's.
Day 1 is now in the books'. Riders started in Sausalito, Southern Marin Fire District Fire Station 1. Riding across the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco Fire Station 51 for presentations to the family's of San Francisco FD Firefighters RICHARD FAUST and DAVID AMITUANAI who lost their brave battle against cancer.