Local Group Participating in 7th Annual Carolina Brotherhood Ride

July 9, 2018, 9:09 am EST | Share:

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (BRODIE HART, WTAT-TV) — A group of local first responders will be making their way across the Carolina’s this week to honor their fallen brothers and sisters.

The Carolina Brotherhood began their 600-mile journey from Moncks Corner, South Carolina to Pineville, North Carolina just after 8:30 a.m. Monday morning.

They will be riding for about 6-days to honor first responders killed in the line of duty while bringing awareness to their cause.

Mike Guerins has been a part of this ride for several years and says it’s an emotional ride, but something the looks forward to for a better part of the year.

“This ride is really important to us simply because all these guys and girls are law enforcement officers or firefighters and we’ve all be affected in some way, shape or form by a line-of-duty death, so to be able to honor and remember those who went before us and to continue to support the families of those left behind is really super important to us.”

About 30 bicycles will participate in this ride which should wrap up on Saturday and will be followed by a team of support at the ready to perform any maintenance tasks, hand over bottled water and make sure this ride runs smoothly.

The first leg of the ride is about 84 miles to Conway, SC.

To learn more about this ride or the Carolina Brotherhood, please click here.