Group of wounded veterans to participate in annual Soldier Ride
For 15 years, groups of wounded veterans have ridden together, as units, as part of a rehabilitative bicycling program known as Soldier Ride®. Next week, it will return to San Diego. This multi-day Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) event, sponsored by USAA®, pushes warriors physically and mentally to empower them to better manage visible and invisible wounds of war.
In 2017, Soldier Ride visited dozens of American cities, including New York City; Chicago; Miami; Portland; Pittsburgh; and Washington, DC, where the president of the United States welcomed a group of wounded warriors served by WWP to the White House. While the location of each ride changes, one thing remains the same: Soldier Ride helps rebuild the spirit of camaraderie that is critical in long-term recovery for warriors.
At the start of every Soldier Ride, warriors are fitted with adaptive cycling equipment to accommodate injuries and make the ride as comfortable as possible. Thanks to generous donors, WWP offers all its programs and services, including Soldier Ride, free of charge to the warriors, family members, and caregivers it serves.