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Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride Cycling Event Connects Veterans

Posted on Tue, Jun 02, 2015

 

 

 

Meet fellow injured US military service members at Soldier Ride cycling events nationwide

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is an organization dedicated to assisting military service members injured on or following September 11, 2001, through unique programs and services. Through the five core tenants of "Fun, Integrity, Loyalty, Innovation, and Service" (FILIS), the Wounded Warrior Project seeks to empower and give back to veterans who have physical or mental injuries, illnesses, or wounds.

One popular program that the WWP hosts each year is the Soldier Ride, a cycling event during which participants travel to various cities around the country and invite veterans and wounded service members "to use cycling and the bonds of service to overcome physical, mental, or emotional wounds." The Soldier Ride is invigorating, inspiring, and a great way to meet new friends, get some exercise, and enjoy a day of energetic outdoor fun.

President Barack Obama got involved in the fun at April’s recent DC Soldier Ride by greeting cyclists, cheering them to the finish line, and generating laughs with his signature jovial sense of humor, joking about yoga “warrior” poses.

 During the past year, the Soldier Ride took place in the following cities/areas around the globe:

  • Miami & Key West, Florida
  • Jacksonville, Florida 
  • San Diego, California
  • Washington, DC
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Houston, Texas
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • New York, New York
  • Seattle, Washington
  • North Fork, New York
  • North Carolina
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Phoenix, Arizona
  • Nashville, Tennessee
  • Tampa, Florida
  • San Antonio, Texas, and
  • Landstuhl, Germany.

 The Soldier Ride welcomes and accommodates veterans of all mobility levels. Wounded Warrior provides adaptive equipment free of charge to participants, including state-of-the-art adaptive hand cycles, trikes, and bicycles. The program takes place over four days. Day one  includes orientation/bike-fitting and meet-and-greet events. On day two, participants go on a short program ride to test out their new equipment, while day three is the intense, exhilarating long-program ride covering 25-mile or 50-mile courses. Locals and supporters will come out to cheer the warriors as they pass. The final day is for wrapping up the event and saying goodbyes to new friends.

 If you are an injured veteran who wishes to join WWP and participate in program such as the Soldier Ride, click here to register online.

 

 

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Installing wheelchair ramps serves as reminder of Veterans’ sacrifices

Posted on Fri, Nov 12, 2010

With the passage of another Veterans Day, we at Amramp would like to propose that Americans think of both active duty and veterans every day.

 

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan come home to our communities when we welcome soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines: Nearly all of Amramps’ independent owners have supported such homecomings, bittersweet as families cope with service members’ injuries.

 

All 40 Amramp franchise locations nationwide, strive to make these homecomings as seamless as possible, returning these heroes to their families as quickly as possible once they are discharged from medical facilities, installing modular ramps generally within 48 hours.

 

In some cases, the wheelchair ramp is only temporary. As happy as our professional installers are to provide the ideal ramp rental for every situation, we’re equally thrilled when that ramp is no longer needed.

 

In long-term cases, Amramp provides the ideal wheelchair ramp solution that can hack almost any weather. Whether it’s long-term, short-term, or uncertain, Amramp is committed to making sure our customers, veterans or not, are satisfied.

 

Your home should be welcoming you, not worrying you.
Call Amramp today to schedule a free on-site estimate.
Please contact Amramp’s National Call Center at 888-715-7598.

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