fire service tribute ride

A cross-country bike ride to respect, remember and honor all fallen firefighters


The 2014 Fire Service Tribute Ride is a cross-country bicycle trip that has been organized by Jeffrey Moore, a firefighter and paramedic for the Town of Madison Fire Department in Madison, Wisconsin and recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Beginning during the first week of July, Moore will depart the western coast of California and head east to end the trek at the National September 11 Memorial in New York City, planning to arrive in time with the thirteenth-year anniversary of 9/11.  Various career, combination and volunteer fire departments along the route have been contacted for this event, and many have kindly opened their station doors to offer hospitality and a place to rest.  Staying from fire station to fire station and travelling with other interested firefighters, Moore has two goals for the ride: to respect, remember and honor all fallen firefighters, and to promote a positive image of the American fire service.  To help support these goals, fundraising efforts have been tied with this ride, and any donations made in support of the 2014 Fire Service Tribute Ride will go the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  The Foundation is an important 501(c)3 non-profit organization that works to honor the lives of fallen firefighters, serve their families and prevent future line of duty deaths.  For more information about the ride, please contact Jeffrey Moore at

Please check out the Facebook page for the event.



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  1. Wow….Jeff made it to Carson Pass 8650 feet in elevation yesterday (Sunday 7/13). Talked to him quite a bit about his next 50-100 miles ahead of him. My wife went to LaCross so we had a nice chat about Wisconsin. Then he was off to Tahoe!! At the time I did not know anything except that he was riding to New York. Pretty normal for out of town folks to come by the visitor center and talk about their journeys whether it is hiking the PCT or riding their bikes. He handed me his card and I stuck it in my pocket not realizing that I actually saw a news article about his journey on the news a couple of days prior. Jeff looked to be in good shape for coming over the pass and I wish him luck along his travels…..thanks to all that will support him for the following months.

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