PHOENIX, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride® presented by USAA® offers injured veterans the opportunity to push their mental and physical boundaries through a three-day cycling journey that promotes rehabilitation and camaraderie. This life changing cycling event is headed back to Phoenix November 19-21.
Nearly 50 of our nation's injured veterans will come together for a long weekend of group cycling that facilitates camaraderie and healing by means of physical health and wellness activities.
Soldier Ride often serves as an introductory physical health and wellness event for WWP veterans. While cycling more than 30 miles in Arizona, injured service members will come together and ride towards recovery. Throughout the event veterans often come to realize Soldier Ride is more than just a bike ride; it is an opportunity to heal the body and mind. Many of the wounded service members start the weekend as strangers but leave as lifelong friends.
Before the ride, each disabled veteran is fit with adaptive equipment to meet their specific needs. Over the course of Soldier Ride Phoenix, WWP servicemen and servicewomen will cycle as a team through Arizona's desert like terrain and enjoy the sights of Phoenix. Veterans will also have down time to enjoy physical health and wellness activities like golfing at the renowned TPC Scottsdale.
To learn how to help a veteran, please 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 where WWP Alumni met privately with him before the event.
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.
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.
SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project