2010 National EMS Memorial Bike Ride
During this year’s EMS Week, three separate legs of riders—some starting in Vermont, a few in Kentucky and a large contingency in Maine—pedaled more than 550 miles through 14 states to Washington, D.C., to immerse themselves in an event filled with compassion, sympathy and celebration.
In all, 117 riders and 14 non-riders who provided support and guidance registered from 30 states and Canada. The riders spent more than 66 hours in the saddle challenging themselves to a reconnect to a world beyond the confines of glass and steel walls.
Riders as they cross into the historic Pennsylvania town.
A Reflective Moment
Two Muddy Angels stop to remember fallen EMS providers.
An Easy Pace
There’s no need to stop in order to reflect
Reason Behind the Ride
Mike Hill stands next to the memorial posters that were posted throughout the East Coast journey. Hill was part of the Florida contingency of riders who rode in memory of David M. DeLand, who was inducted this year on the Tree of Life in Colorado Springs.
Not all bike riders are on the traditional bicycle. Ashley Foxworthy, who is paralyzed from the chest down, led the riders into Colorado Springs
In the Big Apple
Two riders stop in Times Square.
One with Nature
Two riders enjoy the quiet on a country road.
The topography of the ride changed significantly
Riders stopped at events in several communities, such as this in Washington, D.C.
Two riders ensure a fellow biker is safe and prepared.
Supporting the Riders
SAG members, like Mark Hawkins, help whenever needed.
Up Close and Personal
Whether sunny and warm or cold and dreary, riders persevere.
Muddy Angels’ safety is ensured by police escort in many locations, such as Colorado Springs.
In the Countryside
Riders enjoy a little flat farmland near the Gettysburg (Pa.) battle field Picket's Charge
Hold that Pose
The NEMSMBR’s seven Canadian riders stop for a photo opportunity to celebrate the end of the east Coast Ride in Alexandria, Md.
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