Beginning on Nov.30, almost 30 wounded warriors from the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan will take part in a rehabilitative bicycling ride in Nevada and Arizona on the latest stop of Wounded Warrior Project’s (WWP) national Soldier Ride.
Warriors will be fitted for upright, recumbent or hand cycles to suit their injuries before setting out on the 5-day ride that will take them from the Vegas strip, to Lake Havasu, Ariz. and finally onto Phoenix where they will be welcomed at the headquarters of national Soldier Ride sponsor U-Haul. The riders will be joined on the Phoenix leg of their ride by 17 U-Haul team members.
“The men and women represented by the Wounded Warrior Project are true American heroes,” Steve Nardizzi, WWP executive director, stated in a press release. “We are excited for them to enjoy the tremendous community support in Nevada and Arizona and be honored in the way they deserve.”
Soldier Ride is a WWP program that provides adaptive cycling opportunities across the country for wounded warriors. Soldier Ride is designed to restore the physical and emotional well-being of our newest generation of wounded warriors. All participants with a disability or missing a limb or limbs are provided the adaptive equipment customized to their individual needs.