Wounded Warriors ride this weekend

For the fifth year in a row, 30 soldiers will be welcomed at the White House May 4 to meet with President Obama and kick off a weekend of events that celebrate wounded veterans and their sacrifices.

Warriors of all ability levels participate in Soldier Ride, which takes place in 13 cities across the United States in 2011. There are state-of-the-art adaptive hand cycles, trikes, and bicycles to accommodate warriors with various injuries and disabilities, as well as unmodified road bikes for riders not requiring adaptive equipment. The Wounded Warrior Project provides equipment and support at no cost to warriors.

Soldier Ride began in 2004 when civilian Chris Carney completed a coast-to-coast bicycle ride in support of Wounded Warrior Project. Carney rode more than 5,000 miles and raised more than $1 million. In 2005, Carney again cycled coast-to coast, this time with several combat-wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

To learn more or find a Soldier Ride near you, click here.

Photo courtesy of the Wounded Warrior Project.

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