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By LuAnn Schindler

Firefighters cycle across the U.S. to honor the fallen


August 26, 2021

LuAnn Schindler | SAM

Remember the fallen • A group of cyclists travel U.S. Highway 20, Saturday. The riders are current or retired firefighters, venturing from California to Ground Zero, in New York City, in honor of the 343 fire personnel who perished in the Sept. 11 attack.

Three-hundred and forty-three firemen lost their lives in the 9/11 attacks.

Eleven current and retired firefighters are bicycling across America to ensure those 343 colleagues are not forgotten.

Led by retired firefighter Darrell Sales, the Bay to Brooklyn project riders departed Santa Clara, California, Aug. 1 and will arrive at Ground Zero, Sept. 9.

The group rode to Eugene, Oregon, before veering east, traveling through Idaho and Wyoming. In Nebraska, they have followed U.S. Highway 20 and passed through Orchard and Royal, Aug. 20.

Sales said the first goal for the participants is to con...

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