Local first responders begin the first leg of the 5th annual Brotherhood Ride along Fifth Avenue South on Sunday, June 3, 2012, in Naples. The annual cycling tour by local first responders pays tribute to colleagues who have been killed in the line of duty. This year's ride recognizes 11 Florida first responders who died in 2011.
Tim Elder carried the banner of the Florida Forest Service on Sunday as one of 31 bikers embarking from Cambier Park in downtown Naples on the eight-day Brotherhood Ride, which will first circle over to the east coast and finish in St. Petersburg. The fifth-annual ride will raise money for the 11 Florida firefighters and law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty last year.