30 cyclists take off on ride from Milwaukee to Wisconsin Rapids in honor of fallen firefighters

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Anyone get out for a little bike ride on Friday, Aug. 20? CBS 58 watched riders take off early on a bike ride that was far from "little." 

Thirty cyclists -- many of them firefighters -- are riding 200 miles from Milwaukee to Wisconsin Rapids. It's the second annual "Peddle for the Brave," a fundraising ride to honor firefighters lost in the line of duty. 

In particular, they're riding for Kristen Ciganek, a Milwaukee fire lieutenant who died from duty-related cancer. 

"She passed away in 2017. Organization formed in 2018. We got together for this ride last year and now part of the funds are sent to start a scholarship to support women entering the fire service in her honor," said Milwaukee Fire Department Lt. Joe Flick. 

Why are they riding to Wisconsin Rapids? That's the home of the Wisconsin State Fighters Memorial Park.

They should get there Sunday, Aug. 22. 

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