Texas Brotherhood Ride Honors First Responders, Traveling From Houston To The Springs
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) – A nonprofit called Texas Brotherhood Ride honors first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice and their community. The organization says, “As we cycle, our goal is to raise awareness of these tragedies and let their families, friends and colleagues know that Texas will never forget.”
Runners will travel from Houston, Texas to Colorado Springs. On Friday they arrive in the Pikes Peak area.
The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says their expected arrival in the areas of Highway 24 and Platte (between Union and Powers Blvd.) is from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. They add that there will be traffic delays. The EPCSO is asking the community to use alternate routes during this time to avoid getting stuck in slow traffic.
A traffic unit will provide an escort for the trip.
Since 2008, the group has honored the memory and sacrifice of over 500 emergency first responders, including; firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical personnel. They have cycled over 7,700 miles, through sixteen states, and assisted by countless emergency first responders who have shown the true meaning of the Brotherhood.
The Texas Brotherhood Ride is a 501 (c) (3) public charitable organization. In addition to the cost of operating the rides, all proceeds from donations go directly to the designated beneficiaries.