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Medina, Ohio: On August 1, 2021, a group of cyclists left Santa Clara, California for the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge to officially start a 3,800-mile ride across America. The goal is to arrive in New York City and the Brooklyn Bridge in time for the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. The team of ten cyclists along with three support chase drivers is made up of active and retired firefighters and military veterans. They are riding to remember and honor those 343 firefighters who lost their lives on 9/11, as well as the other first responders, military, and health care workers who continue to serve on the front lines today.

On August 31, Medina will be an over-night stopping point for the riders who will have left Bowling Green, Ohio and ridden 101 miles to Medina that day. They picked Medina as a stopping point because of the city’s 9/11 Memorial.

They will be entering town from West Smith Road around 4:30 pm. Medina Police, Fire and EMS will provide an escort through Medina via Court Street to Fire Station #1 and the 9/11 Memorial. The riders will spend the night as guests of the Medina Fire Department. Northeast Ohio businesses, organizations and residents are invited to line Court Street between Smith Road and Reagan Parkway to give the riders a well-deserved welcome. Supportive signs, banners, and flags are encouraged. Bicyclists are invited to support the riders and join the escort to Fire Station #1.

There will also be a send-off when they leave the morning of September 1 at 7:30 am. They will be heading south on Court Street and leaving town via Wadsworth Road on the next leg of their trip to Lisbon, Ohio.

You can learn more about their ride at