The FDNY members of Engine 50, Ladder 19, and Battalion 26 have organized an annual bicycle trip on the Anniversary of 9/11, to honor and remember the 343 members of the FDNY who perished in the World Trade Center on Sept 11th, 2001. We will never forget.
This fall marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attack on our country. In order to honor the memory of the firefighters that died at the World Trade Center, members of the FDNY are participating in the 10th annual FDNY343Ride memorial bicycle ride and pedal from Montauk, NY to Washington, DC over the course of five days. The ride begins at 7:30am on Tuesday, September 14th and will conclude on Saturday, September 18th.
Today the bike ride passed through Lakewood. See video below.
Donated proceeds from the ride go directly to help support severely injured veterans who have served in the Armed Forces. The money raised is used to pay for all terrain wheel chairs (Track Chairs), service dogs, medical bills, housing, and numerous other expenses that surface. These brave men and women have made great sacrifices and it is an honor to be able to help out any way we can.
Since the rides inception in 2011, the fundraising has exceeded over 1.2 Million dollars. FDNY invites you to join their efforts in continuing to support our veterans.
The ride is being hosted by Engine 50, Ladder 19 and Battalion 26 of the FDNY. Preparation for this event takes countless hours of time and effort, yet this charity pays no wages to any of its personnel. All work on behalf of the charity is volunteered, ensuring that your donation makes its way to those whom it is intended. FDNY asks for donations of all sizes and amounts to assist with the process. Your financial help is deeply appreciated. FDNY343RIDE is a registered 501-c tax exempt organization. All donations are tax deductible.