My friend, Dougan Sherwood, along with Cambridge City Councilor Craig Kelley, are organizing a charity bike ride in the Boston area to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a non-profit organization that provides support to severely wounded servicemen and women.
WWP has a national program called Soldier Ride that was originally created as a form of therapy for wounded veterans. It has grown into a nation-wide effort that not only gets these heroes out on bikes and united them with other wounded veterans, but also helps organize the communities – both civilian and military – around them. These communities in turn show their support and appreciation either by riding with the vets, or cheering them along on the sidelines – all the while raising money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project.
I asked Dougan to explain how he got involved and how veterans and other concerned citizens can become involved with the Soldier Ride.
The first ever Boston Soldier Ride will be held on Labor Day weekend: 10AM on Saturday, September 4th, 2010. The ride will begin and end at Minuteman Historical National Park in Concord, MA, and there will be ride distances for all ages and abilities.
Anyone interested in getting involved can either contact Dougan at or visit the Boston Soldier Ride website.