Wounded warriors go on Soldier Ride

June 4, 2011 5:47:57 AM PDT
More than 30 warriors wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan are in Chicago this weekend to participate in the Soldier Ride.

They will join more than 60 cyclists from the community along with staff of Wounded Warrior Project

Soldier Ride is a series of cycling events to help the wounded warriors rehabilitate physically and mentally. It also raises awareness for our nation's wounded warriors who battle the physical and psychological damages of war. The event takes place in 13 cities across the United States in 2011.

The warriors will ride on state-of-the-art adaptive hand cycles, trikes, and bicycles to accommodate them with various injuries and disabilities, as well as unmodified road bikes for riders not requiring adaptive equipment. WWP provides equipment and support at no cost to warriors. WWP is also opening a new office in Oak Brook.

Soldier Ride Chicago
Saturday, June 4

Start/Finish Location:
Kaneland Senior High School
47W326 Keslinger Road
Maple Park, Ill.

Schedule of events:
6:30 a.m.: Registration and Packet Pick-up Opens
7:45 a.m.: Kick-off Celebration
8 a.m.: Ride begins
Post-ride: Community Picnic

New Wounded Warrior Project Office:
1111 22nd Street
Oak Brook, Ill.

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