OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride® presented by USAA® added more than 10 new locations to its roster, including Oklahoma City (October 8-10). Soldier Ride is more than a bike ride; it is an opportunity for our veterans to connect and share the struggles they are battling, both mentally and physically.
Nearly 50 of our nation's injured veterans will come together for the three-day cycling experience that facilitates camaraderie and healing by means of physical health and wellness activities.
Participants include veterans from all branches of the military who come together to cycle toward healing of the body and mind. This event is life changing for many and often acts as an introductory program for injured servicemen and servicewomen who then go on to conquer new challenges. During the long weekend, the group rides together and enjoys a new camaraderie with those who've undergone similar experiences. Injured veterans will push their mental and physical boundaries during this inspirational journey.
Before the ride, each injured service member is fit with adaptive biking equipment for their needs. Over the course of Soldier Ride Oklahoma City, WWP servicemen and servicewomen will cycle more than 40 miles through the stunning Boathouse District and around Lake Draper. They will also engage in team-building activities, such as dragon boating at the Chesapeake Boathouse.
Soldier Ride presented by USAA is also being supported across the country by U-HAUL, a founding partner of Soldier Ride, and TREK, both proud supporters of WWP.
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