This summer, five U.S. veterans will bicycle across our great nation to heal their wounds from war. This group of former service people includes men and women of diverse ages, backgrounds, and interests.
Empowered by their differences, these five veterans are united.
United in their effort to heal their wounds from war via a long distance ride.
United to bring awareness to the fact that hundreds of thousands of service people often face difficulty returning home and,
United to raise money to help other veterans live more fulfilling and meaningful lives. We are raising $75,000 to accomplish this year’s ride. Funds raised above this will go towards supporting future rides and Operation First Response, a national non-profit dedicated to serve all branches of our nation’s Wounded Heroes and their families with personal and financial needs.
The 4,200 mile journey begins July 15th near Tacoma and ends 90 days later in Washington D.C.
By the end of these 90 days:
1,500 vets will have committed suicide.
270,000 cases of PTSD will have been reported since the inception of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
50,000 veterans will have returned home physically wounded since 2001, and
300,000 vets will spend a night on the street.