2013-06-14 / Community

Wounded Warriors NYC Ride

The Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride will arrive in New York from July 17th-21st.

The rehabilitative cycling event brings Wounded Warriors from the region and across the country together for a long weekend focused on physical health and wellness, camaraderie, and healing.

Events include a bike fitting where warriors are fit with adaptive equipment, and several days of rides.

To volunteer or donate to Soldier Ride, please visit soldierride.org.

“It's important for warriors and veterans like me to know that we can still do the same things that we did before or new things that we never tried before. It’s essential when it comes to recovery,” said Michael Owens, a Wounded Warrior Project Alumnus who sacrificed an arm and shattered both legs when the seven-ton truck he was in was hit and rolled over on him during his second deployment to Iraq as a Marine.

WWP provides state-of-the-art cycling equipment to Wounded Warriors at no cost, which includes adaptive hand cycles, trikes, and bicycles to accommodate various injuries and disabilities, as well as unmodified road bikes for riders not requiring adaptive equipment. Soldier Ride, presented by GEICO, is also being supported across the country by U-HAUL, a founding partner of Wounded Warriors

The mission of Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded veterans. Their purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization.

To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

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