Mission Statement:

The Fire Velo Cycling Club will be a highly visible national cycling organization that promotes physical and mental wellness in the fire service and partner emergency services by participating in cycling events and charity events across the nation, as well as fundraising to support fire service efforts of cancer awareness, cancer prevention and overall wellness.  Firefighters Riding for Others……….

About Us:

Fire Velo is a fire service-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Our goal is to be a highly visible national cycling organization, participating in rides and charity events throughout the United States. All funds raised through Fire Velo will help provide financial assistance to fire service-based groups and causes. We are first and foremost a cycling club. We are a dedicated group of fire service cyclists who have a passion for cycling and a willingness to share it with others. While our members are primarily active and retired firefighters riding for our fire service families, we accept riders from all walks of life. Fire Velo is open to all levels of riders from beginner to advance riders; weekend riders to racers; roadies to mountain bikers. Some members have over thirty years of riding experience while others have not been on a bike in years. We regularly participate in local and national cycling events. We hope to make these rides a great social event while at the same time bringing focus to many great causes pertaining to the physical and mental wellness of fire service.

At every ride, Fire Velo riders keep the memory of those in our fire service family who have lost the battle to cancer, and ride with the spirit of those who continue the battle.

Fire Velo is a “Fire Service” based cycling club, whose mission is to help others. Our main focus is on cancer awareness within the fire service. We also provide firefighter wellness and promote fund raising for other organizations and causes.

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1 month ago

FIRE VELO

Always great to hear!"My name is Mike Ryan and I retired from the Fire Dept. after 32 years in 2006. In 2007 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, which has been in remission since 2010. Around 2010, I noticed tenderness in my collarbone which led to many years of the medical field trying to figure out what caused my condition. In late 2017, my doctor finally referred me to the UCSF medical team for further analysis. In May 2018, I was diagnosed with "Undifferentiated Sarcoma of the Chest Tissue.” After learning of the diagnosis and imminent surgery, I turned to the SF Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation for guidance. I contacted Tony Stefani and he, in turn, set me up with Jeff Malone. Jeff was very thorough in questioning me about my condition. It was difficult for him since this was a rare type of cancer. He persisted with his research and what my avenues were to address this disease. He put me in contact with Judy Lynch, RN, and she went over my UC records, explaining everything I was about to encounter. I had a 10 hour surgery with a hospital stay in August and radiation treatment in November of 2018. Judy and Jeff were always in contact, both in the hospital and when I returned home. They still follow-up on my condition to find out how things are going with the UC oncology team. To date, there seems to be no spreading or recurrence of my cancer. In addition to helping me, Judy helped out, guiding my wife through her own diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

My family and I are eternally grateful to the team at SFFCPF. Their dedication and concern for me was extraordinary. Thanks to Tony, Jeff, and Judy for a wonderful job in helping me."

We are celebrating with Mike Ryan for being CANCER FREE for two years! To learn more about how we are helping firefighters like Ryan, visit our website. buff.ly/3eFNMY9
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Always great to hear!

2 months ago

FIRE VELO

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3 months ago

FIRE VELO

All the best to Jim and Joel on this undertaking! Lets make sure we support them on their journey! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

FIRE VELO

Interesting read!The wildfire problem in California is growing in a hotter climate. Fifteen of the twenty largest fires in California history have occurred since 2000. The largest, most destructive and deadliest fires in California history have all occurred in the last 2 years. The CITRUS Policy Lab released a White Paper called Health, Wildfires & Climate Change in California where they make recommendations for action to reduce the serious health impacts of wildfires in California’s increasingly hot climate. Visit our website to download this free resource. buff.ly/2TptjPd ... See MoreSee Less

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