Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Soldier Ride Boston - Support Our Wounded Warriors - Saturday, September 21st, 2013

My good friend, Dougan Sherwood, of the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) is again helping to spearhead the upcoming Soldier Ride to raise awareness and support for The Wounded Warrior Project.

The ride will take place on Saturday, September 21st.  Let me share some of Dougan's thoughts about this year's race and how you may choose to participate - by riding or by donating.

>"Now in its 4th year, we're hoping that this year's Soldier Ride builds on the 1,000+ riders that have collectively raised more than $300,000 since 2010. 
Our ride will once again begin and end at Minute Man Historical National Park in Concord, MA (9 am start time), and there will be ride distances of: ~22 mi, 100 km (aka 65 mi) - and for the pain seekers - 100 mi!   
Most importantly, we are expecting more than 50 wounded veterans will be out there to ride with us.  These men and women will be coming to Concord from across the U.S.  It's a really special weekend that not only gets these heroes out on bikes and together with other vets, but it also helps organize the communities - both civilian and military - around them.  These communities in turn show their support and appreciation either by riding alongside them, or by cheering from the sidelines - all the while raising money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project.  
The most important thing you can do is to join us as a rider and ask your friends, family, co-workers for contributions.  There is a $25 registration fee and $125 minimum fundraising per cyclist.  If you're unable to ride, I'd be grateful for any contributions you can make to my ride.  Beyond all that, we'd love to see you out there on Saturday, September 21st, supporting our troops.  

If you'd like to register to ride in this year's Soldier Ride, click here (you'll eventually be directed to our page).  If you do sign up, I hope you'll join my team, Team Sgt. Gregory Tufts, honoring my niece's husband who's currently serving in Afghanistan as an Army medic.

If you can't make it but would like to make a donation to my ride, please click here.
Hope to see you there!

Dougan Sherwood"

Here are some more details:

The Old Manse
269 Monument Street
Concord, MA

$25 for the 22 mile, 100 kilometer, or 100 mile route
Day of registration will be available at the event site.
*Please note: There is a $125 minimum fundraising requirement 

  • Registration for Soldier Ride
  • Personal fundraising website
  • 2013 Soldier Ride t-shirt
  • Post ride picnic
7:00 amRegistration and packet pick-up opens
8:45 amOpening ceremonies
9:00 amRide begins
Post ridePicnic for riders only

  • Bicycle
  • Helmet
  • Water bottle

Wounded Warrior Project Website

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