Steve's Ride

WPTV Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle's annual ride for the Red Cross.
Steve Weagle's Ride for the Red Cross

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.

'Steve Weagle's Ride for the Red Cross' number for texting

Steve's Ride for the Red Cross kicks off today
Steve Weagle checks in from South County Regional Park in Boca Raton for his annual Ride for the Red Cross
Steve Weagle thanks Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County for their support of the Red Cross
Steve Weagle thanks Law Offices of Marc R. Gaylord for their support of his Ride for the Red Cross
Steve Weagle thanks Bayview Construction
Steve Weagle thanks ADT for their donation during his Ride for the Red Cross
Steve's Ride for the Red Cross - Jerry Henderson talks about their emergency response vehicles
Steve's Ride for the Red Cross - Steve shows off Red Cross Emergency Response vehicle
Steve's Ride for the Red Cross - A look inside a Red Cross Emergency Response vehicle
Steve Weagle thanks Brenda Bailey for $2,000 donation
Steve Weagle thanks Spiro Georgedakis for donating bike back to Red Cross
Steve Weagle recognizes Red Cross for its military support
Steve Weagle recognizes community commitment of Red Cross
Steve Weagle thanks Lee Pearlson Steinberg Foundation for its support of his Ride for the Red Cross
Steve Weagle, Red Cross conclude another ride

Past rides:


  • Steve thanks donors
Steve's Ride: Steve thanks donors

  • Winning bidder of bike a familiar name
Steve's Ride: Winning bidder of bike a familiar name

  • Lee Pearlson Steinberg Foundation donates $5,000
Steve's Ride: Lee Pearlson Steinberg Foundation donates $5,000

  • Summit Construction continues to build upon donations
Steve's Ride: Summit Construction continues to build upon donations

  • Red Cross provides services to armed forces
Steve's Ride: Red Cross also provides services to armed forces

  • ADT donates $10,000 to Red Cross
Steve's Ride: ADT donates $10,000 to Red Cross

  • Good Greek donates to 'worthy cause'
Steve's Ride: Good Greek Moving & Storage donates to 'worthy cause'

  • Bayview Construction makes $2,500 donation to Red Cross
Steve's Ride: Bayview Construction makes $2,500 donation to Red Cross

  • NCCI donates $2,500 to Red Cross
Steve's Ride: NCCI donates $2,500 to Red Cross

  • Drones help FPL prepare for hurricane season
Steve's Ride: Drones helping FPL to prepare for hurricane season

  • The Red Cross needs volunteers
Steve's Ride: The Red Cross needs volunteers

  • Now is the time to plan for hurricane season
Steve's Ride: Now is the time to plan for hurricane season

  • The law office of Marc Gaylord donates to the Red Cross
Steve's Ride: Law office of Marc Gaylord donates to the Red Cross

  • GroovyTek donates to The American Red Cross
Steve's Ride: GroovyTek donates to The American Red Cross

  • $2,500 donation made to American Red Cross from Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd
Steve's Ride: $2,500 donation made to American Red Cross from Hoskins, Turco, Lloyd & Lloyd

  • The Red Cross is utilizing technology to help those in need
Steve's Ride: The Red Cross is utilizing technology to help those in need

  • Every donation matters, whether large or small
Steve's Ride: Every donation matters, whether large or small

  • Charles Parker discusses how they help families in need
Steve's Ride for the Red Cross: Charles Parker discusses how they help families in need

  • How your donation helps those in need
Steve's Ride: How your donation helps those in need

  • The mission of the Red Cross
Steve's Ride - The mission of the American Red Cross

  • How the Red Cross helped victims of Hurricane Irma
Steve's Ride: How the Red Cross helped people impacted by Hurricane Irma

  • Office Depot donates $25,000 to the American Red Cross
Steve's Ride: Office Depot donates to the American Red Cross

  • History of the American Red Cross
Steve's Ride: History of the American Red Cross

  • Joanne Nowlin of the American Red Cross discusses Steve's Ride for the Red Cross
Joanne Nowlin of The American Red Cross talks about Steve's Ride for the Red Cross in 2020

Below is a recap of his ride from northern Indian River County to southern Palm Beach County in 2019:

  • Steve Weagle receives a $20,000 check from the Lee Pearlson Steinberg Foundation

  • Steve Weagle picks up a donation of $5,000 from NCCI Cares

  • Steve Weagle receives a donation of $2,500 from Lang Realty

  • Steve Weagle arrives at Mizner Park

  • Steve picks up a $10,000 donation from Office Depot

  • Steve Weagle receives a $2,000 donation from Good Greek Moving & Storage

  • Steve Weagle receives a donation of $2,500 from Kaufman Lynn Construction

  • Al Fresco restaurant in Palm Beach donates $2,500 to the Red Cross

  • Mercedes of Palm Beach donates $68,144 to the Red Cross

  • Power Generation donates $3,000 to the Red Cross

  • Marine Industries Association donates $5,000 to the Red Cross

  • Steve picks up a $500 donation from Airtab/Perfect Vodka

  • Harry and the Natives in Hobe Sound donates $2,500 to the Red Cross

  • Marc Gaylord donates $2,500

  • Steve picks up a $1,500 donation from Bayview Construction

  • Steve arrives in Martin County

  • Steve picks up a $2,500 donation from Hoskins, Turko, Lloyd and Lloyd law firm in Fort Pierce on Day 2 of his ride:

  • Costa d'Este donates $1,250 to the Red Cross

  • Steve rode 25 miles on his first day, starting in Sebastian and finishing in Vero Beach. At the Costa d'Este Beach Resort & Spa, he was presented a $1,250 donation from the Gloria Estefan Foundation to the American Red Cross:

  • Steve begins his ride at Mulligan’s Beach House in Sebastian, picks up $2,500 donation: