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.

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Fire Velo Cyclists Announce 2021 Los Angeles to New York City

20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001     9/11 Ride for America

To sponsor a rider, use the Donate Securely Online Button above or go to the Donate 2 LA to NY tab above the donations tab and follow the instructions for online donation.

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9 hours ago
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TBT - 2011 Start of the Ride For 911
At the starting point for the ride across the United States honoring the lives lost on September 11th.

Some of these California firefighters, now retired will be riding again this summer for the 2021 Ride For America. 40 days, 14 states and over 3,300 miles on the bicycle. Please be a part of this incredible ride by supporting the event or an individual rider.

To donate to a Rider benefiting: San Francisco Firefighter Cancer Prevention Foundation, Friends of Firefighters, The Fire Family Foundation and The Gary Sinise Foundation – RISE Program visit www.firevelo.com/product/donate-2-la-to-ny/

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1 day ago
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Joseph Seemiller, NW Fire Velo Member and rider in the 2021 Ride For America 911.

Retired – Ellensburg FD / Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue Fire Marshal, 31 years of service

Joe began his fire service in 1982 as a wildland firefighter in North Idaho for 3 years. He was a Forestry Major at the University of Idaho and fell in love with wildland fire fighting. He spent 3 years as a volunteer EMT/Firefighter with Moscow Fire Department and knew he wanted to be a career firefighter. He completed Central Washington University's paramedic program prior to joining Ellensburg FD as a paramedic/firefighter in 1993. Over the years he was promoted to Lieutenant, Captain and finally Fire Marshal.

Most of the time with Ellensburg FD/Kittitas Valley Fire & Rescue Joseph rode the 12 miles to and from work four plus times a week. He cycled to keep him in shape for work and helped immensely to relieve firefighter work related stress. Riding cross country is not new to Joe he has completed two trips since riding Bellevue, WA to Colorado Springs, Co in 2019.

Joe is riding for several reasons this summer. To honor the memory of those lost on September 11th twenty years ago. And long distance cycling is always an adventure, an opportunity to meet wonderful people and a great way to see our country.

To donate to a Joe benefiting four charities, visit www.firevelo.com/product/donate-2-la-to-ny/

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2 days ago
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Tom Sowards, NW Fire Velo President and rider in the 9-11 Ride For America to honor those who lost their lives on 9-11-01.

I have been in the fire service for 30 years and am currently a Lieutenant with Renton Regional Fire Authority. I was mentored into the fire service by my two uncles who worked for Seattle Fire Department. I am a Veteran after serving five years in the Navy aboard the Battleship USS New Jersey BB-62 and the USS Implicit.

My cycle passion started from racing motocross as a kid and transferring to mountain bikes as an adult. That grew into over 25 years of racing both mountain and road bicycles.

Ride For America in 2021 will be my third major cycling event with the Fire Velo or NW Fire Velo organizations. I road from Seattle to LA in 2017 and Bellevue to Colorado Springs in 2019. After our past fundraising rides, my NW Fire Velo teammates and I have been eying this big cross county event - LA to NY to raise additional funds for the Gary Sinise Foundation - RISE Program.

I am riding this year to bring awareness to firefighter cancers, veterans severely wounded in battle and first responder mental wellness. Three causes I am deeply connected to and honored to support in any way I can as a Veteran and First Responder. Thank you for supporting these causes. Please donate at www.firevelo.com/product/donate-2-la-to-ny/

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2 days ago
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NW Fire Velo at the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters Annual Convention to promote the 2021 Ride For America.

Please support our ride and our four charities benefiting firefighter cancer awareness, firefighter mental health, and severely wounded veterans.

To donate to a Rider benefiting: San Francisco Firefighter Cancer Prevention Foundation, Friends of Firefighters, The Fire Family Foundation and The Gary Sinise Foundation – RISE Program visit www.firevelo.com/product/donate-2-la-to-ny/

#nwfirevelo #firevelo #firstresponders #veterans #rideforamerica911 #firefighterscycling #sanfranciscofirefightercancerpreventionfoundation #friendsoffirefighters #thefirefamilyfoundation #garysinisefoundationrise #343neverforget #neverforget911 #northwestfirefighters #iaff #wscff #ffcancerawareness #sanfranfirefighters #lafd #coronadofiredepartment #calfire #hammernutrition #keephammering #camelback #lacountyfiredept #centralpiercefirerescue #centralkitsapfirerescue #kittitasvalleyfireandrescue #rentionregionalfireauthority #marinwoodfiredept #venturacountyfiredept
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3 days ago
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Today, NW Fire Velo was at the Washington State Council of Fire Fighters Convention with our Annual Ride. This year the focus was raising funds for 2021 RIde For America. We were fortunate to have 3 of the 5 Washington state riders represented Kevin McIntyre, Tom Sowards and Jamie Monroe. Always more fun to ride in a group and train for the 40 day cross country ride from LA to NY.

Please support our ride and our four charities benefiting firefighter cancer awareness, firefighter mental health, and severely wounded veterans.

To donate to a Rider benefiting: San Francisco Firefighter Cancer Prevention Foundation, Friends of Firefighters, The Fire Family Foundation and The Gary Sinise Foundation – RISE Program visit www.firevelo.com/product/donate-2-la-to-ny/

#nwfirevelo #firevelo #firstresponders #veterans #rideforamerica911 #firefighterscycling #sanfranciscofirefightercancerpreventionfoundation #friendsoffirefighters #thefirefamilyfoundation #garysinisefoundationrise #343neverforget #neverforget911 #northwestfirefighters #iaff #wscff #ffcancerawareness #sanfranfirefighters #lafd #coronadofiredepartment #calfire #hammernutrition #keephammering #camelback #lacountyfiredept #centralpiercefirerescue #centralkitsapfirerescue #kittitasvalleyfireandrescue #rentionregionalfireauthority #marinwoodfiredept #venturacountyfiredept
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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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