Ride to Remember IX – OCTOBER 9, 2021
RIDE-TO-REMEMBER IX – RIDING FOR FALLEN WORCESTER MA. FIREFIGHTERS
On Saturday October 9, 2021 the Springfield Ride-to-Remember will be welcoming all bicycle riders to join members of the Law Enforcement, Firefighter, Corrections Officer and EMT community for the Ninth Annual Ride-To-Remember charity bicycle ride that traditionally goes from Springfield to Boston, MA.
This year we are dedicating the Ride-to-Remember to the nine Fallen Worcester Firefighters who died in the line-of-duty these past two decades. On December 9’th 1999 the WFD lost the following six Firefighters in the Worcester Cold Storage fire; Lt. James Lyons, Lt. Timothy Jackson, Thomas Spencer, Paul Brotherton, Jeremiah Lucey and Joeseph McGuirk. Eight years ago they lost Firefighter John Davies in a three decker fire. One year ago they lost Firefighter Christopher Roy in a House Fire. On November 13’th, 2019 Lt. Jason Menard lost his life fighting a house fire and saving a fellow Firefighter.
No other Fire Department in New England has suffered such a loss and the Ride-to-Remember wants to dedicate this years ride to the fallen heroes of the Worcester Fire Department.
The Ride-to-Remember for this year only, will change the route so we can spotlight the City of Worcester, the Worcester Firefighters and the families of these brave men who suffer their loss every single day. Money raised will go the Worcester Fire Department charities.