Wounded Soldiers Cycle From Austin to Corpus Christi
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. This segment of Soldier Ride is dedicated to PFC Brandon Bobb and PFC Ron. J. Joshua Jr. who gave their lives while serving in Iraq.
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.
Portions of this ride are open to the public. For more information and exact route details, please contact Nick Kraus at (516) 446-8423.
-- Saul Raisin: Saul was a professional cyclist who suffered a traumatic
brain injury during a race leading up to his first Tour de France.
Saul was in a coma for three weeks. He has since recovered and started
a foundation entitled Raisin Hope and has written a book about his
experiences called "Tour de Life" http://www.tourdelife.us/.
-- Kevin Livingston: Kevin completed a total of 6 Tours De France and was
chief mountain lieutenant for both Lance Armstrong and Jan Ullrich.
Kevin also runs Kevin Livingston Consulting, providing a range of
coaching and consulting services. His proven Pedal Hard training
system is designed to help athletes of all levels reach their personal
fitness goals through cycling.
DATES AND TIME:
-- Thursday, March 12, 9:30am: Celebratory kick-off from Mellow Johnny's
Bike Shop, owned by Lance Armstrong.
San Antonio, Texas
-- Friday, March 13, 9:30am: The ride begins at the Center for the
Intrepid at Brooke Army Medical Center, continues to the Alamo
(participants arrive for a break around 11:00am) and ends near Mission
Espada on the Mission Trail.
Corpus Christi, Texas
-- Saturday, March 14, 9:30am: The opening ceremony will be held at
Whataburger Field. Riders will depart at 10:00am. For more information
and to register please see http://www.lonestarchallenge.org/