Steve Weagle's Ride for the American Red Cross returns in May.
In 1999, WPTV First Alert Weather 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.
After the COVID-19 pandemic pushed the brakes on this WPTV tradition each of the past two years, Steve will be back in action beginning May 16, pedaling from Sebastian to Boca Raton to pick up donations in support of the American Red Cross.
The goal is to raise $100,000 to benefit the Palm Beach and Treasure Coast chapters of the 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 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 lasts all week long.
Follow Steve's Ride Below
Steve Weagle arrives in Boynton Beach
Steve Weagle checks in from Lake Worth Beach on Day 4
Steve Weagle pulls into West Palm Beach
Steve Weagle begins Day 3 of 'Ride for the Red Cross'
Steve Weagle reaches Stuart on second day of ride
Steve Weagle joined by Michael Williams in Fort Pierce
Steve Weagle arrives in Vero Beach
Steve Weagle rides again: Day 1 takes him from Sebastian to Vero Beach
Below is a recap of his ride from northern Indian River County to southern Palm Beach County in 2019: