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Brothers in Blue Honor Fallen Comrade

Brothers In Blue River Valley Chapter hosted a memorial ride to honor Shane “Derby” Jividen, who served as Eleanor Volunteer Fire Department chief until he passed away after a ATV accident in September of 2013. Jividen was a beloved member of Brothers In Blue.

Bikers gathered at the Eleanor Volunteer Fire Department parking lot to register for the 100-mile ride and then headed down Route 62 to Point Pleasant, where they visited the Mothman statue. Leaving Point Pleasant, they traveled on Route 2 to the Fly In Café. This is a popular place for people to skydive, and the bikers hoped to be able to see some skydivers. After leaving the Fly In, the bikers headed to the final stop on the route, the VFW in Hurricane.

In addition to honoring Jividen’s memory with the Ride to Remember, the club has a scholarship in his name which is awarded to a graduating senior at Buffalo High School each year. All proceeds from the event went to the scholarship fund.

Shane Jividen was an organ donor, and his mother, Nancy Jividen, was present at the Ride to Remember to take donations for Donate Life.

“The Memorial Ride is a great way to reflect on the brothers who were lost and remember them and enjoy the time we have with each other because our days are not promised,” said Denise Briscoe of Red House. She and her husband, Craig, have been members of Brothers In Blue for seven years. During their time with the club, they have not missed a memorial ride, and they have traveled to other states with the club, including Tennessee, Ohio, and Kentucky.

“Shane Jividen was the definition of a true brother and friend,” said Briscoe, who knew him. “He was a great guy and is missed by the community and club.”

Brothers in Blue is a national first responder and military motorcycle club. The River Valley Chapter is based out of Chicago, Illinois, and has members from multiple states, including West Virginia. Members from all over the country headed to Eleanor to support the ride, which has been an annual event for seven years.

Bikers gather in the parking lot beside the Eleanor Volunteer Fire Department in preparation for the Ride to Remember. (Photo by Betsy Allen)
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