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.

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


Bob Pera is one of our riders. Spreading awareness about cancer in the fire service. Thanks Bob and Amber. Keep up the great work.Cheers to the weekend 🍻

For those of you who are new here, I’m Amber, I’m Bob’s oldest daughter and the other half of Extinguish Cancer. When my dad was first diagnosed with cancer he was pretty quiet about it but as more and more people heard about it and reached out to him he decided to share his story on Facebook. His post was shared thousands of times and we wanted to keep the awareness going on fire service occupational cancer. What started out as an idea to design some shirts for a St. Baldrick’s event eventually became an opportunity for us to fundraise for others in need and connect with so many incredible individuals.⁣

My dad and I both run this account and are consistently blown away by the courageous stories you share via DM and the support you have given our family when times felt tough.⁣
So, thank you...⁣

Take care of yourselves out there, do your decon—we’re counting on you.⁣

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Bob Pera is one of our riders. Spreading awareness about cancer in the fire service. Thanks Bob and Amber. Keep up the great work.

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Fantastic team🚴‍♂️👩‍🚒😎👍keep up the amazing job you both do!!!💪🇺🇸🇳🇿👍

4 months ago


Again, so sorry to hear!Extremely sorry to report the passing of Captain Mel Patsel...excellent firefighting Officer and volunteer for any and all events that would benefit others. One of the most giving people I have ever met...an avid bay swimmer and a long time South Ender...over the last few years Mel contracted a chronic form of Leukemia....you would never know it to look and him and he didn’t advertise it...we have not been informed of the cause of death at this time....but we do know this, he will be missed by everyone who crossed his path....Rest in Peace Brother knowing you will never be forgotten.🙏🇺🇸🙏 ... See MoreSee Less

Again, so sorry to hear!

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RIP Hero 🇺🇸🚒😔

6 months ago


Doing great things for the fire service!!!To active and retired San Francisco Firefighters....This is the time of year that is critical to our Foundation....The "Combined Charities Campaign", has just begun. Your donations are our largest source of funding each year. We truly hope your generosity will continue through payroll deduction. All contributions to our non-profit are tax deductible....
The benefits that we currently provide:
-a navigation team that will be at your side for referral's, critical cancer diagnosis information and your personal guide throughout the process.
-We pay up to $1,000 for a second opinion if not covered.
-We pay up to $3,000 for genomic testing if not provided.
-We pay up to $2,000 for travel expenses to another medical facility if a better treatment option is available.
These benefits extend to first family members of both active and retired firefighters.
-We offer free cancer screenings
-We are involved in, and are funding multiple studies that will benefit the firefighting profession.

Please support the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Prevention Foundation....we are part of America's Greatest Charities....our code is L2563
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Doing great things for the fire service!!!

7 months ago


Must readA new UC Berkley study examined the level of toxins found in the blood stream of firefighters who fought the Tubbs fire. The study found firefighters deployed to the Tubbs Fire had higher levels of mercury in their blood than crews not deployed. (Mercury is a neurotoxin that can damage lungs, kidneys and other organs) as well as other chemicals. Read more: bit.ly/34xEPf3 ... See MoreSee Less

Must read

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Great work

Amber Rose

7 months ago


Great to see SFFCPFOver 300 San Francisco firefighters tested today for bladder cancer and hematuria....first of three days this week....largest turnout for a single day ever... ... See MoreSee Less

Great to see SFFCPF
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