Annual Cape Bike Ride To Support Wounded Veterans

wounded warriorYARMOUTH – Dozens of servicemen and women from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan arrive in Yarmouth today for the annual Wounded Warrior Project bike ride on Cape Cod.

The bike ride raises awareness for the needs of injured service members and to enlist help from the public. Residents are encouraged to line the bike routes this week in support of those veterans.

About 50 service members wounded in the Middle East will partake in the bike rides, one on Thursday on the Shining Sea Bikeway and one on Friday in Provincetown. The wounded soldiers have been specially fitted with their own bicycles to suit their injuries. The specially fitted bicycles include upright, recumbent, and hand crank cycles.

The Cape Cod portion of the ride is apart of a national effort to raise awareness for wounded veterans. The Cape is a stop of the Wounded Warrior Project’s National Soldier Ride.

Thursday’s ride begins at 9:30 am in North Falmouth on the Shining Sea Bikeway. The ride finishes in Woods Hole. The ride on Friday begins on Route 6 in Truro and wraps up on Commercial Street in Provincetown.

The Soldier Ride continues in Boston on Saturday. The veterans will be honored at Fenway Park on Friday night.

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