An event scheduled for last weekend had to be postponed because of weather concerns, but it will be held this Saturday. It’s a motorcycle event entitled ‘Fire Ride’. It was held for the first time last year as a fundraiser for the family of former Cache County Assistant Fire Chief Travis Peterson who died after a long battle with lung cancer. This year the ride will be to assist the Mendon and Paradise Fire Departments, according to organizer Carl Brown.
“They get so much funding from federal grants and from the state and then they run out of that,” said Brown. “So I’m trying to help out (and) raise funds. We have expired turnouts that these volunteers are fighting fires with. We’ve got expired bottles, things that are pretty crucial to help fight fire for these smaller towns that are right close to Logan.”
Brown was a guest on KVNU’s For the People program on Wednesday. The ride will start at the Paradise Fire Station with a pancake breakfast. Breakfast and sign-up start at 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and a drivers meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m.
They will leave at 10 a.m. then head to the Brigham City Fire station and pick up more riders there. After that they continue on to Garland, then to Malad, Idaho and the last stop will be the Mendon Fire station for dinner from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Single rider cost is $25 and that comes with a shirt, a pin and dinner ticket. For $30 riders get two shirts, two pins and two dinner tickets. Sign-up locations include Cache Honda Yamaha, Saddleback Harley Davidson and at <a href=”http://fireride.org” target=”_blank”>fireride.org</a>.