BOSTON, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for the public to participate in Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride® Community Rides that will take place this summer across the northeast. Soldier Ride Community Rides are more than just cycling events; they're an experience and provide the opportunity to support by pedaling alongside our nation's bravest men and women.
Boston will host its Soldier Ride Community Ride in September. Soldier Ride gives our nation's heroes begin their journey toward a strong recovery with fellow injured veterans. Throughout the weekend's activities, participants will discover that Soldier Ride is not only a cycling event, it is a life-changing opportunity to heal bodies and minds of wounded veterans. Soldier Ride often serves as an introduction to WWP for wounded service members, who regularly go on to participate in a variety of WWP programs and services as they transition to life after service.
To learn more about the Soldier Ride Community Rides in your area, please visit: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/soldier-ride/community-rides.aspx
Soldier Ride Community Ride Details – Boston, MA
When: Saturday, September 24 9:30 am
Start Location & Finish Location: Lexington High School, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 02421
April 12 – August 26, 2016 $25
August 27 – September 24, 2016 $35
*There is a $125 minimum fundraising requirement*
For registration information and donation details, please visit: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/soldier-ride/community-rides/boston.aspx.
Registrants will receive a Soldier Ride® T-shirt along with access to all of the day's festivities. Additionally, a special WWP gift will be distributed to each Soldier Ride registrant who raises $250 or more and remits payment to Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. no later than 30 days following the date of the Soldier Ride event. All proceeds from this event go toward funding the direct programs and services WWP provides at no cost to our nation's wounded service members, their caregivers, and families.
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP's 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 headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.
About Soldier Ride
Soldier Ride® began in 2004 when civilian Chris Carney cycled more than 5,000 miles coast-to-coast in support of WWP. In 2005, Carney again cycled coast-to-coast, this time with several combat-wounded veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldier Ride has been welcomed at the White House since 2008 when President Bush called it "the most inspiring athletic event in the country," and most recently in April 2015 by President Obama. Soldier Ride is a physical health & wellness program of WWP, which envisions a generation of wounded veterans well-adjusted in body, receiving the care they need to maximize rehabilitation and live active and healthy lives. Through peer support, adaptive sports, health, nutrition, and recreational activities, WWP helps warriors achieve independence and pursue an excellent quality of life. More information on Soldier Ride is available at soldierride.org.
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