Civilian Cyclists Can Join in a Soldier Ride

Soldier Rides were started in 2004 as a way to raise money for the Wounded Warriors Project.

Soldier Rides started solely for wounded warriors to help restore them physically and emotionally and civilians were invited to only to cheer them on. But now, the Wounded Warrior Project sponsored cycle rides are welcoming the public to ride along.

So far, cycle teams representing Republic Riders, MSGI Corporation, EKS Group, Bank of America and Macy’s are signed up for the Tampa ride.

At first the public were only spectators, now civilians are invited to ride along with the wounded warriors.

That Soldier Ride is set this Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, in Tampa. It will start and finish at Macy’s WestShore Mall, 259 WestShore Plaza. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., the ride starts at 8 a.m. followed by a community picnic. For registration and details, click here.

The ride provides a unique adaptive cycling experience that honors military men and women living with physical and invisible wounds.  The Wounded Warrior Project provides equipment and support to participating injured service members at no cost to the warrior.

Soldier Ride raises funds for Wounded Warrior Project programs and initiatives to ensure this generation is the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded warriors in our nation’s history.

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