First responders pledge to pedal 100 miles in remembrance of fallen first responders

FRANKFORT. Ky. (WTVQ) – Bicyclists from several different states, including Kentucky have pledged to pedal this summer in remembrance of fallen first responders.

About 35 first responders will ride 100 miles up several hills in the July heat in remembrance of those who died in the line of duty. On the back of the Kentucky jerseys were the names of first responders lost in 2020. On Thursday afternoon, the volunteers made a stop in Frankfort, where they presented a family with a special plaque remembering Gallatin county paramedic Mike Arrasmith. Arrasmith’s widow, Tara says the support means so much.

“Knowing that my husband is being honored for dying for what he loved to do..We’re so proud all of us. And feel the love and support. Its amazing its beautiful,” says Arrasmith.

Over the weekend, the bikers will be stopping in several kentucky communities including Louisville, Campbellsville, and Berea. They’ll finish in Lexington.

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