Injured service members hit the road in The Warrior Ride

Injured service members hit the road in The Warrior Ride

Credit: Dept. of Defense

President Barack Obama gives a high-five to a rider as he and Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki welcome the Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride to the White House, April 17, 2013.

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by 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 9:21 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 9 at 8:44 AM

NORFOLK- Injured service members are hitting the streets of Norfolk to take part in The Warrior Ride.

The Warrior Ride is a non-profit organization that conducts morale building events, such as adaptive bicycling, for service members to have fun, be with their peers, be honored and be physically challenged.

Several riders are using specially-designed bicycles and three wheel recumbent bikes. 

The rides are coordinated by Bob Racine, The Warrior Ride founder and president and a Vietnam War veteran, who started the adaptive bicycling event in 2005.

The Hampton Roads Tour started Thursday with riders cycling from Naval Station Norfolk to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.  On Friday, they'll head to Fentress Airfield and ride through rural Chesapeake. Saturday, the tour wraps up with cycling from Naval Air Station Oceana to other parts of Va. Beach.

 

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