Wounded Warriors™ to Cycle through New York City, Long Island and the Hamptons from July 19-21
WOODBURY, N.Y., July 12, 2012 – From July 19-21, Wounded Warrior Project’s (WWP) Soldier Ride returns to where it all began in 2004: New York.
The cycling event, launched in 2004 when Chris Carney of Long Island, N.Y., rode coast to coast in support of Wounded Warrior Project, encourages the public to honor injured veterans of this generation recovering from the physical and psychological effects of war.
Sponsored by GEICO, Soldier Ride is an opportunity for the public to support those military men and women by either cheering on the riders during the event or in some cases riding along with them.
“GEICO is honored to partner with Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride,” said Michael Baker, GEICO director of military marketing. “Military personnel have been an important part of our business since our company was founded in 1936, and we’re proud to continue to support the service men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country.”
Date and time of each event are listed below:
- New York City, July 19: Private ride for Wounded Warriors only begins at 1:30 p.m. Members of the public are invited to cheer on the riders as they cross the finish line in Brooklyn at 7001 18th Ave. and enjoy the closing ceremony. Click here for more details.
- Long Island, July 20: Open ride for the public. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at Babylon Town Hall, 200 East Sunrise Hwy. in Lindenhurst, N.Y. The finish location is at Overlook Beach on Ocean Parkway in Babylon, N.Y., where a community picnic will also take place. Click here for more details.
- The Hamptons, July 21: Open ride for the public. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at Ocean View Farm, 551 Montauk Hwy. in Amagansett, N.Y., which is also the finish location. A 5K walk is also part of the event along with a community picnic. Click here for more details.
To register or volunteer and for additional details on the rides, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.
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