Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride to begin

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SAN DIEGO – Soldier Ride, the Wounded Warrior Project’s cycling event to raise awareness for veterans injured in war, was expected to begin Friday morning.

Nearly 50 veterans from across the country will participate in the four-day cycling event.

It  focuses on physical health and wellness, camaraderie, and healing. State-of-the-art adaptive hand cycle, trikes, and bicycles designed to accommodate veterans with injuries will be used.

Veterans will ride several miles each day across various areas of San Diego.

The event raises awareness for wounded warriors who battle physical and psychological damages of war and gives the public a chance to honor our veterans. San Diego is one of 18 cities in the United States participating.

Veterans arrived in San Diego on Thursday and riders are expected to begin their first ride around 9 a.m. Friday. Friday’s Soldier Ride starts and ends at Tidelands Park on Coronado.

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