Heroes don’t wear capes, they wear dog tags..
PROVINCETOWN, Mass. – On Friday, September 25, 2015, approximately 50 young wounded American service men and women, combat veterans from the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will take part in a rehabilitative bicycling training ride here on the lower cape. These heroes will be riding specially adapted bicycles and will take an inspirational journey along a 13.5 mile course taking in the natural beauty of what we call home.
The riders will leave from the North Truro Air Force base traveling from Truro along the entire length of Commercial Street, looping through the National Seashore, returning along Shankpainter Road and ending on MacMillan Pier under the Grand Pavilion.
WWP provides state-of-the-art cycling equipment to Wounded Warriors at no cost, which includes adaptive hand cycles, trikes, and bicycles to accommodate various injuries and disabilities, as well as unmodified road bikes for riders not requiring adaptive equipment.
This is the latest stop of Wounded Warrior Project’s national Soldier Ride. 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.
From 9:15am to 11:30am these riders will be in town and the ride will culminate with a procession down Macmillan Pier with a proclamation under the Pavilion.
The public Is encouraged to come observe the event along the route waving small American flags and join us in welcoming these heroes to our community.
Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving Wounded Warriors for their lifetime. 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 http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/