Steve's Ride

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

Steve's Ride for the Red Cross has begun.

Since 1999, First Alert Chief Meteorologist Steve Weagle has pedaled through paradise to share a message about hurricane preparedness and to raise money for the American Red Cross, which helps when a hurricane hits.

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic is putting a twist on this WPTV tradition. While Steve won't be biking from the top of the Treasure Coast down to Boca Raton, he is still leading an effort to support the American Red Cross.

Steve's Ride for the Red Cross is a week-long event that gives you a chance to give back to the organization that's known for stepping up when the community needs it most. The American Red Cross was founded in 1881. Since then, the organization has offered relief efforts. When a disaster strikes, the American Red Cross provides everything from shelter to food and other emergency supplies.

You can help the American Red Cross' mission by making a donation to redcross.org/wptv or by texting WPTV5 to 41411.

Steve's Ride for the Red Cross runs through Friday.


Between the hours of 11a-12p and 4p-6:30p, this Monday through Friday, call 561-223-4411 to make a donation to The American Red Cross and to place your bid on the Townie Path 9D | 9D EQ bicycle, donated by Wheels of Wellington.

  • A closer look at the bike up for auction this year
Steve's Ride: A closer look at the bike up for auction this year

  • 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: