FDNY 343 Ride Kicks off In Suffolk County
By JOHN WALTHERS, Senior Correspondent | September 14, 2021 | NEW YORK
Story No. 091421124
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosRiders with the FDNY 343 Charity Ride stand in front of Mastic FD HQ with their banners and flags on a brief Rest stop. The ride this year is going from Montauk NY to Washington DC for a total of 343 Miles.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosA flag arch is provided by Mastic and Mastic Beach FD's ladder trucks for the FDNY 343 Ride.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosFDNY 343 Riders pull in to Mastic FD
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosFDNY 343 Ride stopped at Mastic FD on September 14th .
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosSuffolk Police Harley Davidson 114 Police Motorcycles at Mastic FD for the FDNY 343 ride escort.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosMastic FD Trucks sit on the Ramp as firefighters and others greet FDNY 343 Riders.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosFDNY 343 Riders prepare to head out with their police escort from Suffolk Police.
Photo by John Walthers- Suffolk Fire PhotosFDNY 343 Riders head out from Mastic FD to continue their ride from Long Island to Washington DC. This is a ride that will take them about 5 days.
Mastic NY- On Tuesday September 14th the FDNY 343 Ride kicked off in Montauk NY. The ride which helps benefit various veteran’s organizations as well as helps to spread the message of not forgetting those 343 firefighters lost on 9/11 is usually done from Ground Zero to Peconic. However, this year in honor of the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 the riders are riding the full 343 miles, one for each firefighter and will end in the Washington DC area by Saturday. On the first day the riders rode through Suffolk County and stopped at several places along the way . One of those places that they stopped at was Mastic Fire Department where they were able to take a rest their legs from peddling. , rehydrate and adjust/ fix bikes if needed at the stop before heading back on the road. Upon pulling out they received a police escort from the Suffolk Police Department’s Motorcycle officers. Great job by Mastic FD as wells as Mastic Beach FD with the Flag Detail. We wish the riders a safe rest of their journey .
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