NEW YORK, April 14, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Registration is now open for the public to participate in Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride® Community Rides that will take place this summer across the northeast. Soldier Ride Community Rides are more than just cycling events; they're an experience and provide the opportunity to support by pedaling alongside our nation's bravest men and women.
Babylon and The Hamptons will host the Soldier Ride Community Ride in July. Soldier Ride gives our nation's heroes begin their journey toward a strong recovery with fellow injured veterans. Throughout the weekend's activities, participants will discover that Soldier Ride is not only a cycling event, it is a life-changing opportunity to heal bodies and minds of wounded veterans. Soldier Ride often serves as an introduction to WWP for wounded service members, who regularly go on to participate in a variety of WWP programs and services as they transition to life after service.
To learn more about the Soldier Ride Community Rides in your area, please visit: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/soldier-ride/community-rides.aspx
Soldier Ride Community Ride Details – Babylon, NY
When: Friday, July 15, 9:00 am
Start Location: Babylon Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Highway, Lindenhurst, New York 11757
Finish Location: Overlook Beach, Ocean Parkway, Babylon, New York 11702
April 12 – June 17, 2016 $50
June 18 – July 15, 2016 $60
For registration information and donation details, please visit: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/soldier-ride/community-rides/babylon.aspx.
Soldier Ride Community Ride Details – The Hamptons, NY
When: Saturday, July 16, 9:00 am
Start Location & Finish Location: Amagansett Farm, 551 Montauk Highway, Amagansett, New York 11930
April 12 – June 16, 2016 $50
June 17 – July 16, 2016 $60
For registration information and donation details, please visit: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/programs/soldier-ride/community-rides/hamptons.aspx.
Registrants will receive a Soldier Ride® T-shirt along with access to all of the day's festivities. Additionally, a special WWP gift will be distributed to each Soldier Ride registrant who raises $250 or more and remits payment to Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. no later than 30 days following the date of the Soldier Ride event. All proceeds from this event go toward funding the direct programs and services WWP provides at no cost to our nation's wounded service members, their caregivers, and families.
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.
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. 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.
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