National Soldier Ride Heads to the Midwest

Jun 08, 2010, 13:57 ET from Wounded Warrior Project


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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Wounded Warrior Project:


Wounded warriors from the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will kick off Wounded Warrior Project's Midwest leg of Soldier Ride from Madison, Wisconsin on Thursday, June 10. The 5-day ride will conclude on Monday, June 14 with a Flag Day celebration in Downtown Chicago.  Don't miss the appearance of this national bike ride for injured service members as it is greeted by proud supporters in your area.

To show support and thanks to the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed so much for the United States, national Soldier Ride sponsor U-Haul will provide complimentary meals and support vehicles to the wounded warriors throughout the ride.

Additional sponsors Trek Bicycles and Snap-on Tools will also host warriors at special events.


Soldier Ride will bring together more than twenty wounded warriors from the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to ride on adaptive equipment from Madison, WI to Chicago, IL.


Wednesday, June 9 –


1:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Bike fitting for participating riders


Trek Bicycle Store East


1702 Eagan Road


Madison, WI 53704





Thursday, June 10 – Madison and Waterloo


8:30 am – Warriors prepare for ride at Trek Bicycle Store East


10:00 am – Morning kick-off ceremony  


Trek Bicycle Store East


1702 Eagan Road


Madison, WI 53704




1:00 pm –Welcome Reception, tour and lunch at Trek Bicycle Corp World Headquarters.


801 W. Madison St.


Waterloo, WI 53594



Friday, June 11 – Milwaukee


8:00 am –Warriors prepare for ride at Hal's Harley-Davidson


1925 S. Moorland Rd.


New Berlin, WI 53151


262 860 2060


9:00 am - Ride launches from Hal's Harley-Davidson


Riders travel 20 miles through downtown passing by Veterans Park along the lakefront


11:00 am - Welcome Reception at the Milwaukee Fire Department Union Local 215 headquarters


5625 W Wisconsin Ave Milwaukee 53213


414 259 8000


3:00 pm – Warriors Tour Miller Brewery


The Historic Stables at the corner of 41st Street and State Street.


4000 West State Street, Milwaukee 53201


414 234 0716


7:10 pm– Warriors hosted for dinner, reception and game between Milwaukee Brewers and Texas Rangers at Miller Park.


One Brewers Way, Milwaukee 53214



Saturday, June 12 – Kenosha, Great Lakes


8:00 am - Breakfast reception at Snap-on Tools Headquarters


2801 80th Street, Kenosha WI 53143


9:00 am – Warriors prepare for ride


9:30 am - Ride launches from Snap-on,


Riders travel 28 miles to Visitors Center and Naval Museum, Naval Station Great Lakes. Public invited to help launch the Ride


12:00 pm - Welcome Reception with North Chicago VA and Naval Station Great Lakes; Great Lakes Naval Museum tour

610 Farragut Avenue, Great Lakes, IL 60088



Sunday, June 13 – Highland Park, Chicago


8:30 am - Breakfast reception at Highland Park Fire Department


1301 Central Ave.


Highland Park IL 60035


9:00 am – Warriors prepare for ride


10:00 am - Ride launches from Highland Park FD


Riders will travel 36 miles to Downtown Chicago


12:00 pm Lunch at Patriots Park, Evanston


3:00 pm – Welcome Reception at Soldier Field Bronze Mural


425 E. McFetridge Dr.


Chicago IL 60605



Monday, June 14 – Flag Day Ride and Rally, Downtown Chicago.


9:00 am – Retiring of the Colors ceremony at the Historic Stockyards


(Near the intersection of Archer and Ashland)


4200 S. Packers


Chicago, IL 60609


9:30 am – Warriors prepare for ride


9:45 am - Ride launches from Stockyards


Riders will travel 11 miles to Daley Center


10:45 am – Ride Arrives at Daley Plaza (corner of Washington and Clark)


12:00 pm US Army Birthday Celebration and Flag Day Rally


50 W. Washington St. Chicago IL 60602


5:00 pm – Warriors hosted at screening of film "Warrior Champions" with


U.S. Paralympic Committee and World Sport Chicago


National Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame


1431 W. Taylor


*RSVP required to or 312 861 4848



For more information, visit:


Soldier Ride is a program of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) that provides key rehabilitation opportunities for wounded warriors and raises public awareness for those that have been severely injured during the current war on terror. Wounded Warrior Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP offers services and programs like benefits and career counseling, advocacy initiatives and combat stress seminars to aid in the transition from hospital bed to an independent, productive life.  All participants with a disability or missing a limb or limbs are provided the adaptive equipment they need to cycle.  


SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project