Bay to Brooklyn Ride trailer

The community of Plainview played host to the riders, drivers, mechanics and helpers for the 2021 “Bay to Brooklyn,” who were traveling from San Francisco, Calif. to the Brooklyn Bridge in New York to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001.

The group is made up of retired firefighters, active firefighters, Armed Forces veterans, emergency medical personnel, paramedics – all with a host of backgrounds, service time and stories to tell. Troy Goetz, local bicycling competitor and enthusiast, decided to continue the trip with the riders, taking the remainder of the trip with the group. Goetz said he had rode to Orchard on Friday to meet the riders coming into Plainview, and then would continue on with them for the rest of the journey. Goetz joined with the Riders for their 2011 ride as well. He has been a member of the Plainview Fire & Rescue since 2009.