UPDATE: FOX21 met with the Texas Brotherhood Ride as it began its final stretch of its 1,000-mile journey.
“We’ve been riding 13 days,” Texas Brotherhood President Tim Dunn said. “This is our 13 day averaging about 8 to 100 miles per day and throughout that time, we’ve encountered extreme heat through Texas, extreme wind conditions, head winds. We’ve had a couple of wrecks. We had dehydrations and kind of issues. It’s been a tough going but it’s well worth it and everyone here would agree with that.”
Unfortunately, the group ran into another challenge in Colorado Springs as wind gusts reached up to 38 mph Friday morning. Due to unfavorable weather, the group canceled its ride. However, participants plan to finish the journey Saturday morning.
ORIGINAL: EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. — A group travelling 1,000 miles in 14 days in honor of fallen first responders will soon bike its way through El Paso County.
According to its website, the Texas Brotherhood Ride was founded in 2014 and is honor and memory of “over 500 Emergency First Responders which includes; firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel. Our team has traveled on bicycles over 7,700 miles, through sixteen states and assisted by countless emergency first responders who have shown the true meaning of Brotherhood.”
During the 1,000-mile trip, group members, who are also first responders, bike together, eat together, and bunk together.
The group is expected to depart from Ellicott at 7 a.m. The group will travel westbound on Highway 94. Organizers expect the group to arrive in the areas of Highway 24 and Platte (between Union and Powers Boulevard) sometime between 10 and 11 a.m.
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