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.

LA to NY Recap

After leaving Los Angeles on August 1, 2021 and 40 days on the road, September 9, 2021 marked the arrival of our Fire Velo team of bicycle riders at the 9-11 Memorial site in New York City.  We are now comfortable in calling our $100,000 fundraising campaign goal achieved.  Donations compiled from a very meaningful $5 individual contribution to several in the thousand-dollar range, they all pooled together to make our goal a reality.  We received donations and notes of encouragement from not only across the United States, but from around the world as well.  We had many “partners” join us in spirit and contribute to the success of the ride.

There are so many people and organizations to thank that it would be impossible to name them all here.  Please trust that the support we felt both from the local level as our riders crossed the nation to the encouragement and love from family and friends back home was truly inspiring and uplifting.  We could not have completed the challenges of the ride without that support.

Our primary beneficiaries: The Fire Family Foundation, Friends of Firefighters, The San Francisco Firefighter Cancer Awareness Foundation, and the Gary Sinise Foundation will all benefit from the fundraising results.  We are pleased to continue our mission of “Firefighters riding for others” by sharing the proceeds of our efforts with these valuable organizations.

On behalf of the Fire Velo riders, SAG team and beneficiaries involved in the event, Thank You for helping us achieve our goals.

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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