Cape Cod Hosts 6th Annual Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride

YARMOUTH –Around 40 wounded young American service men and women from across the country are on Cape Cod to take part in the 6th Annual Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride this weekend.

The warriors are staying at the Red Jacket Beach Resort in South Yarmouth during their four days on Cape Cod.

The ride begins on Friday on the Shining Sea Bikeway in North Falmouth at 9:30 a.m., with a turning around at 10:30 a.m. in Woods Hole.

It continues on Saturday on Route 6 at the former North Truro Air Force Base at 9:30 a.m. and ends at MacMillan Pier in Provincetown at 11:30 a.m.

“It’s more than just riding a bike, it’s a wonderful thing to see,” said Soldier Ride founder Nick Kraus. “I’ve been doing this for 14 years now and it doesn’t get old.”

The warriors served in the current war in Iraq and Afghanistan and the ride on the Cape is the latest stop of Wounded Warrior Project’s National Soldier Ride.

The event provides the service men and women the opportunity to use cycling and the bonds of service to overcome physical, mental and emotional injuries of war.

“It’s overcoming adversity and it’s a beautiful thing to see happen,” said Kraus. “Hopefully people will come out this weekend and have a new appreciation for cycling.”

Organizers are encouraging the public to bring flags, signs and spirit to cheer on the warriors during their ride.

For more information, go to soldierride.org.

By JUSTIN SAUNDERS, CapeCod.com Newscenter

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