Help us make a difference in the lives of our volunteer fire departments and our community by joining us in remembering a pure country hero, Sloan Everett.
In many ways, Sloan Everett was the definition of pure country, but first and foremost, Sloan was a believer who loved God and committed his life to Jesus Christ. Everyone loved Sloan, but more importantly, Sloan loved everyone. After Baylor graduation and spending 7 years in the corporate world, he came home with his new bride, Liesl, to the family he loved, the land he loved, and the ranching tradition which had always owned his heart. Sloan felt a strong sense of responsibility to his family, friends and the community. In 2017, Sloan, along with Cody Crockett and Sydney Wallace, lost his life cowboying — protecting his family’s cattle from an enormous wildfire in the Texas panhandle, near the small community of Lefors.
Sloan was young, active, and full of life. From childhood on, he enjoyed athletics of almost every kind (anything with a ball)! Biking, however, was a hobby he especially enjoyed with friends. The Sloan Everett Pure Country Pedal Memorial Bike Ride was originated by Breckenridge Chamber of Commerce board member, Kyle Fambro. Sloan and Kyle served on the board together and enjoyed road biking in and around Breckenridge, where Sloan was born and raised.
The Chamber hosted the inaugural bike ride for the local community in the fall of 2017 as a way to honor Sloan’s life. In 2019, Sloan’s parents and 5 sisters created a fundraiser in conjunction with the bike ride that directly benefits the Stephens County Volunteer Fire Departments. The event has continued to grow and give back to Breckenridge, and to these vital members of the local and surrounding communities over the last three years.