Mustache Memorial Ride raises money for Fallen Firefighter Fund

Posted at 10:41 PM, May 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 00:41:36-04

BOISE, Idaho — The corner of 6th and Main in downtown Boise was blocked off Saturday for the annual Mustache Memorial Ride to support local firemen.

The firefighters show off their mustaches while riding bikes in Boise, and were then judged on their facial hair. All the money raised goes to the Idaho Firefighter Foundation to be used for the families of those who are lost in the line of duty, or those who are injured in the line of duty.

Josh Zimmerly, the organizer of the event, says the fund also helps fund scholarships and job training.

"The rest of that money is used for prevention of line of duty deaths or injuries so if there's a way that we can help get training at the local level in the state to bring people in to train firefighters so that they don't get hurt or lose their life in the line of duty, that's what this event it for," said Zimmerly.

This is the event's 10th anniversary.