BRYN MAWR, Pa. (CBS) – Three dozen first responders from a number of states are bicycling thousands of miles in honor of their fallen comrades of 9/11.

The “Brotherhood Ride” started out in Naples, Fla. on August 20th and paused for a few moments this afternoon in Bryn Mawr (Montgomery County).

Ride founder Jeff Morse says he and 35 other guys are covering more than 1,700 miles by bicycle and will end up at Ground Zero by this Sunday, the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

“To ride with us you either have to be a police officer, firefighter, or an EMS personnel,” Morse said, adding that they average 80-85 miles per day.

“We’re spending most of the nights at Elks lodges, and then we usually stop at local fire stations and police departments to do our 10-minute stops,” he said today during a quick stop at the Bryn Mawr fire station.

The group is also raising funds for two national organizations that deal with line-of-duty deaths: the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Concerns Of Police Survivors.

Can Morse believe it’s been ten years since September 11th, 2001?

“I cannot,” he says.  “But then you do see that it’s been ten years, your life has gone on, and most Americans’ lives have gone on.”

And time does move quickly — before long the bicyclists took off again, headed for NYC.

Reported by Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio 1060

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