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Steve's Ride for the Red Cross kicks off Monday, May 24.
In 1999, First Alert Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle began the tradition of pedaling through paradise to share a message about hurricane preparedness and to raise money for the American Red Cross, which helps when a hurricane hits.
The COVID-19 pandemic is putting a twist on this WPTV tradition. While Steve won't be biking to various businesses to pick up donations, he is still leading an effort to support the American Red Cross.
Be sure to join WPTV NewsChannel 5 all week for special coverage that showcases the mission of the Red Cross and its impact on our community. You can also catch virtual check presentations to see the local businesses and individual donors who are stepping up to help the organization.
You can make a donation to the Red Cross by calling 833-319-GIVE or by visiting redcross.org/weagleride.
Another way you can support the Red Cross is by taking part in the auction for the bike featured in Steve’s Ride. This year's bike is sponsored by Good Greek Moving. It’s a Trek Verve 3 with a lightweight aluminum frame, nine-speed with a double chainring, 700x45c tires and hydraulic disc brakes. To place a bid for the bike, text StevesRide to 76278.
Steve's Ride for the Red Cross pedals through Friday, May 28.
Below is a recap of his ride from northern Indian River County to southern Palm Beach County in 2019: