National EMS Memorial Bike Ride 2018
On Thursday, May 10th 2018 four (4) members of the Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad started their journey to Boston, MA in preparation for the 2018 National EMS Memorial Bike Ride. Saturday they will join with riders from across the country and begin a nearly 500-mile bike ride from Boston, MA to National Harbor, MD to memorialize and celebrate the lives of those who serve every day, those who have become sick or injured while performing their duties, and those who have died in the line of duty.
Friday, May 11th – Orientation in Boston, MA
After traveling 700 miles from Blacksburg to Boston, four (4) members of the Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad are joining EMS providers from around the country for the pre-ride orientation. Tomorrow morning, they will begin their ride towards Maryland for the National EMS Memorial Service.
Saturday, May 12th – Boston, MA to Coventry, RI
After their briefing at 7:00 am, riders will be shuttled to Boston City Hall for an opening ceremony with Boston EMS. They will begin the ride with an escort thru downtown Boston until their first stop at Norwood Hospital. After a rest stop at North Attleboro Fire Department, they will stop for lunch at East Providence Fire Department. After 70 miles on their bikes, they will stop for the evening in Coventry, RI.
Sunday, May 13th – Coventry, RI to East Haven, CT
Riders will get an early start today with a briefing at 6:45 am. Morning rest stops include Hope Valley Wyoming Fire Department, Old Mystic Fire Department, and Cini Memorial Park. After a challenging 60 mile ride that morning, they will stop for lunch and a memorial ceremony at Old Lyme Volunteer EMS. They will stop for a brief rest at Action Sports Bike Center and Guilford Fire Department before completing their 100 mile ride in East Haven, CT.
Monday, May 14th – East Haven, CT to Yonkers, NY
The ride begins at the Milford Fire Department with a rest stop at Stratford EMS and Pasacreta Park. Lunch will be held at Cove Island Park and their 64-mile ride will end with an escort into Yonkers, NY. Dinner is being provided by Empress EMS.
You can support this memorial ride at the national website: http://www.muddyangels.com/