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Carolina Brotherhood to ride through city on Saturday

The Carolina Brotherhood will cycle through Hendersonville Saturday as they finish a weeklong charity ride to honor those who died in the line of duty in the Carolinas.


The last leg of the journey will take them from Greenville, S.C. to Burnsville, N.C. They are scheduled to make two rest stops in Henderson County and the public is encouraged to show their support and cheer on the riders at either of the stops or along the ride route.

Their first rest stop will be about 9 a.m. at the Green River Fire and Rescue Department at 1524 Old U.S. 25 Highway in Zirconia. Then they will travel Old Highway 25 to Highway 225 to King Street and onto Asheville Highway. There will be some delays as well as traffic control along these roadways in order to protect the riders. Their next rest stop will be about 10:30 a.m. at the Henderson County Emergency Services Center at 2529 Asheville Highway.

The Carolina Brotherhood cycling charity event was formed in 2012 after the line of duty death of Capt. Jeff Bowen of the Asheville Fire Department. Their mission is to provide emotional and financial support for the families of those who lost their lives in the line of duty from the Carolinas. They are a cycling group comprised entirely of firefighters, police officers, and emergency personnel from North and South Carolina. This year’s ride honors 16 individuals who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2017. To follow the ride as it progresses across the Carolinas and into Henderson County, use the Spot Tracker link: