Retired firefighter riding for a cause

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Carry the Load organization honors active military, veterans, first responders and their families during national relay

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As he peddled his way along Midway Road in rural Solano County Wednesday, Tom Wendling, a retired firefighter from Dallas, Texas was honoring the memory of fellow firefighter he had never met.

Wendling is volunteering his time and stamina as he rides in the 4,600-mile “Carry The Load National Relay,” which left Seattle last week and will arrive in Dallas on Memorial Day.

The group will join up with two other relays in Texas — one that left from West Point in New York and one that left from Minneapolis. Between the three relays, riders or walkers will cover more than 11,000 miles.