Wounded Warriors Go the Distance
In long distance bike riding that is
Thanks to the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride some wounded warriors are leaving the sidelines for the roadways.
This weekend a group of wounded
warriors got onto bikes for some long distance cycling. Organizer and warrior Bill Hansen says it's important for those sidelined soldiers to get back in the game.
"We try to heal people not only physically but mentally, spiritually."
Hansens says recumbent bikes work
well for those with more severe
Many warriors have already
been riding a few miles a day ...
and those who stuck with it
will attempt about 17 miles
over the weekend.
A group of bicycles awaited wounded warriors Thursday afternoon parked at the JW Marriot, just waiting for soldiers to hop on and get active.
Hansen himself had a broken neck but riding got him back in shape and healing.
"It's basically a clinic because for most of them, they
have only done three or four miles so this
is giving them an introduction to what road biking is."
Hansen says riding instills health and
a new confidence as well.