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RIDING WITH A PURPOSE


RIDING WITH
A PURPOSE

Because no one should ride alone.

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RIDING WITH A PURPOSE


RIDING WITH
A PURPOSE

Because no one should ride alone.

 

FUCK CANCER.

There's no way to say it politely.

This insidious disease strikes without mercy and brings even the mightiest to their knees. While we can't claim to be actually curing cancer we do believe that through our fundraising  efforts we are helping scientists and doctors to research better treatments and ultimately a cure.

What started as a ride amongst friends fifteen years ago has become a worldwide community of cyclists who honor lost loved ones and help those in need by raising millions of dollars in Europe, California and now Australia & New Zealand.

Riding a bike for eight hours a day is a painful and demanding experience but  is nothing compared to the physical, mental and emotional pain that cancer patients and their families endure on a weekly basis. 

Our small amount of suffering is offered in exchange for a small amount of hope and a belief that we can make a difference.

Fireflies West is in it's eighth year and has raised over a million dollars. 

San Francisco to Los Angeles, 550 miles, 50 riders… your support.

FOR THOSE WHO SUFFER
WE RIDE.

 
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Fireflies Spirit


THE SPIRIT OF THE FIREFLIES

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Fireflies Spirit


THE SPIRIT OF THE FIREFLIES

 

The spirit was born from the Tour and nourished and protected by the community of riders who gather every week to train and support each other. It's not just enough to ride your bike but how you ride it. We are proud to uphold the traditions and spirit of community and comradeship of the original Fireflies tour. 

 

NO ONE RIDES ALONE
The only time a Firefly rides up a hill alone is because they choose to. If someone is off the back you hang back to offer encouragement and support.

ACT LIKE A KID
What's better than riding your bike? Riding it with child like wonder and enjoyment. We're not cynical pro bike riders so why act like one? 

RESPECT EVERY WHEEL
Every wheel deserves respect and care, point out every obstacle and call out every hazard.

ONE FLAT, TWO STOP MINIMUM
You've probably guessed that we are caring and supportive group by now...

 

 
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OTHER TOURS


SISTER TOURS

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OTHER TOURS


SISTER TOURS

 

 

There are other two Firefly tours:

THE FIREFLIES TOUR - EUROPE

The Fireflies were originally conceived in Europe, the five co-founders were attended the Cannes Advertising festival in the South of France and decided that riding their bikes for charity was a better idea than taking the plane. This year will be the 15th anniversary.

www.thefirefliestour.com


FIREFLIES ANTIPODES

The Fireflies Antipodes is the third an latest Fireflies ride, started in 2015 the tour featured a bunch of pioneering Flies riding through the breath taking glory of New Zealand.

www.thefirefliesantipodes.com



 
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History


OUR HISTORY

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OUR HISTORY

 

8 YEARS AGO...
BRYAN FARHY HAD
A CRAZY IDEA...

While cycling in the FireFlies Alps tour in 2004, I had the idea of starting an American version of the ride. After researching some routes around the country, I decided, in 2006, that I would ride 6 days solo from SF to LA to reconnoiter the general terrain. I quickly realized it was very doable for a group ride.

There was more shoulder than I had thought and plenty of small towns to accommodate a group along the way. As soon as I got home to LA, I reached out to Ben Hampshire and asked if he would be interested in helping organize the ride as the Mill has always been a massive supporter of the Fireflies. He said, yes, straight away and we were off.

Soon after Detchmendy and Erik signed up to make the ride possible. In 2007, there were I think 4 of us and the rest is history as they say. Although, we are not an official 501C or incorporated we do have a Board as such: Bryan Farhy (Founder), Ben Hampshire (President/Co-founder) Philip Detchmendy (VP/Co-founder) Erik Press (Secretary/Co-founder).

 

 
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FFW RIDES

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FFW RIDES

 

To train for a ride like this it takes several months of training, support and encouragement of a community of riders who've been there and done it all. 

 

COMING SOON A SPECIAL EDITION BIKE

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