This Year's Ride Includes Honoring Former Whispering Pines Firefighter Donald Reid Key Line Of Duty Death 12/27/16 And Will Be Passing Through Moore County On Day 3 Of The Event Wednesday July 11th
What: Local public safety cyclists will conduct their Annual Carolina Brotherhood Bike Ride
Load out Day: Sunday July 8, 2018 at noon – riders will meet up at the Pineville Memorial Ballpark (226 Lowry Street in Pineville), load up the gear, bikes and drive to our starting point (Moncks Corner, SC)
Ride Dates: Ride begins Monday morning July 9th in Moncks Corner SC and ends Saturday afternoon July 14, 2018 in Pineville, NC with stops and overnight stays along the way.
The Carolina Brotherhood Ride is an annual cycling event made up of firefighters, police officers and emergency medical personnel from the Carolinas (both North and South Carolina). They ride in the name of fallen brothers and sisters from the Carolinas.
This year they are pedaling close to 600 miles from Moncks Corner SC to Pineville NC over a 6 day period to provide emotional and financial support for the families of those Carolina heroes who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
The 2018 ride will honor their Brothers and Sisters lost in the line of duty in 2016. This year's ride is for 17 public safety heroes (13 firefighters, 4 law enforcement which includes a police K9). Their goal is to build awareness and appreciation of the sacrifice these extraordinary individuals have made, and seek to honor their memory.
2018 RIDE INTINERARY:
Day 1, July 9, 2018 – Moncks Corner, SC to Conway SC (approx. 84 miles) Line Of Duty Deaths Honored: • Jeffrey Worsham, Whitesville Rural Volunteer Fire Department, Moncks Corner, SC • Christopher Ray, Conway Fire Rescue, Conway, SC
Day 2, July 10, 2018 – Conway, SC to Pembroke, NC (approx 70 miles) Line Of Duty Deaths Honored: • Police K9 Payne, Pembroke Police Department, Pembroke, NC
Day 3, July 11, 2018 – Pembroke, NC to Siler City, NC (approx. 88 miles) Line Of Duty Deaths Honored: • Donald Key, Whispering Pines FD, Whispering Pines, NC • Joshua Woods, Siler City Fire, Siler City, NC
Day 4, July 12, 2018 - Siler City, NC to Sherrills Ford, NC (approx. 126 miles) Line Of Duty Deaths Honored: • John Isenhour, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Winston-Salem, NC • Bradley Long, Sherrills Ford-Terrell Fire and Rescue, Sherrills Ford, NC
Day 5, July 13, 2018 – Sherrills Ford, NC to Greenville, SC (approx, 114 miles) Line Of Duty Deaths Honored: • Josh Warren, Alexis Volunteer Fire Department, Stanley, NC • Timothy Brackeen, Shelby Police Department, Shelby, NC • Allen Jacobs, Greenville Police Department, Greenville, NC
Day 6, July 14, 2018 Greenville, SC to Pineville, NC (approx 106 miles) Line Of Duty Deaths Honored: • Richard Sheltra, Pineville-Marrow Fire Department, Pineville, NC •
The group will also honor two additional Line Of Duty Deaths along the ride: Spartanburg Police Master Officer Harris who escorted previous rides, died in an on- duty motor vehicle accident in 2017, and York County Sheriff Detective Doty shot and killed on duty in 2018 has supported the ride for years.