SANFRANCISCO, CA -- Five Caldwell firefighters riding road bikes to benefit an Idaho charity have reached their final stop.
The guys rode into San Francisco late Thursday, completing their 13-day Cycling for Hearts ride on schedule.
Throughout the trip, the five firefighters logged 956 miles and overcame injuries, wrong turns and inclement weather.
Donations were collected at numerous stops during the ride. At last check, about $20,000 had been collected on the road and online. It will all be given to the Jayden DeLuca Foundation, which helps children and families battling heart diseases.
The firefighters were inspired to make the epic trip after learning about Jayden DeLuca, a two-year-old Treasure Valley girl who died in 2007 just before she could make the trip to San Francisco for a life-saving heart and lung transplant.
After stopping at local businesses and fire stations in a handful of states, the firefighters say they have been overwhelmed by the support complete strangers have shown them.
While the ride was tough physically and mentally, they all agree it was a life-changing experience they wouldn't trade.
To learn more about Cycling for Hearts and the Jayden DeLuca Foundation, click here.