Fire Velo Cyclists Announce 2021 Los Angeles to New York City
20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001
9/11 Ride for America
The Board of Fire Velo, a non-profit 501(c)3 announce the kickoff for their 2021
cross country cycling ride which will start from the Santa Monica Pier in late July.
Firefighters representing departments in California, Colorado and Washington
state will travel across the country in remembrance of those who lost their lives
on that fateful morning almost 20 years ago.
Cyclists will stop to pay their respects at the Oklahoma City National Memorial
and Museum, Flight 93 National Memorial in Somerset County Pennsylvania, The
Pentagon and finally arriving in NYC at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum on
September 9, 2021.
Cyclist will travel over 3,300 miles in 45 days, reaching out to communities small
and large across our great country.
Their efforts will include raising funds for the San Francisco Firefighters Cancer Foundation
Friends of Firefighters, the Fire Family Foundation, and the Gary Sinise Foundation (RISE Program)
nonprofit foundations which provide assistance to firefighters and law enforcement.
As of September 2020, the FDNY and NYPD have lost 227 and 200 members
respectively from 9/11 cancer.
We are currently working with the IAFF 10th District VP Frank Lima and on the
East Coast, Uniformed Fire Officer Association Local 854 and Uniformed
Firefighters Association Local 94 of FDNY. This collaboration will provide for
increased awareness of our journey and involvement of firefighters from around