Skip to main content
It's our 20th anniversary and it's been our honor to serve post-9/11 veterans, service members, and their families. Learn More >
Contact Us Español Search Button, click here to go to the Wounded Warrior search page. This link will take you to another page.
Latest News
Mar 6, 2024

Warriors On Capitol Hill This Week Advocating for Mental Health, Financial Wellness, and Access to Care WASHINGTON, March 6, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) CEO Lt. Gen....

Jan 16, 2024

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is investing over $100 million in evidence-based care for veteran mental health and brain injuries. The funding will make it possible for more post-9/11 veterans to...

Jan 11, 2024

Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Board of Directors announced today that Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Walter E. Piatt will be WWP's new chief executive officer, effective March 18, 2024. In August 2023, WWP...

Soldier Ride Across America Challenges Warriors to Exceed Goals

TEXARCANA, Texas, Sept. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Riders participating in Soldier Ride Across America will relay more than 3,300 miles from New York City to San Diego, California, to mark the 15th anniversaries of Soldier Ride® and Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The riders are wounded warriors with experience in local Soldier Rides. The local versions of Soldier Ride are usually multi-day events where warriors are fitted to make the ride comfortable, and they are coached along the way. 

Veterans gather for Soldier Ride Across America

Soldier Ride Across America riders do have WWP coaching to support their efforts, but how far they take that coaching depends on them. What does it take to go the distance while managing injuries?

"When I train on my own, I ride 20 to 50 miles a day around the Fort Bragg area – and I like the hills, which gives me the extra training," said Shonda Jones, Soldier Ride Across America rider from North Carolina. She added, with a laugh, that no one wants to go with her when she invites them because they know she goes long-distance. 

"The week-long training camp for Soldier Ride Across America was a challenge because I didn't know that particular terrain," Shonda said.  "It's also difficult because you're riding as a team and you have to learn a different style. When you ride together, you have to get at a certain distance – it was difficult for me."

Soldier Ride Across America riders have one overarching trait: they are supportive of each other through the entire process. 

"During the training camp, we all connected pretty quickly, and I have stayed in touch with most of them since," said Jered Holder, Soldier Ride Across America rider from Texas. "We have been communicating by phone, text, and a fitness app that allows us to keep track of our rides and training progress. I've been able to talk with my teammates about riding and equipment tips, and we've all been encouraging and motivating each other to stay dedicated to training for our ride."

Read more:

Follow Soldier Ride Across America and the riders featured in this story at

About Wounded Warrior Project
Since 2003, Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has been meeting the growing needs of warriors, their families, and caregivers – helping them achieve their highest ambition. Learn more:


Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing 15 years of impactful programs and services. Independence Program helps seriously injured warriors live more meaningful lives. Learn more at (PRNewsfoto/Wounded Warrior Project)

SOURCE Wounded Warrior Project

For further information: Vesta M. Anderson - Public Relations,, 904.570.0771

Here are Wounded Warriors Social Links, if you want to share this page content on social media then select the media you would like to share to from the list below