The Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride is a rehabilitative cycling program for wounded warriors. The aim of the ride is to to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women.
Many of the riders have been physically active throughout their lives. Soldier Ride offers these brave individuals the chance to get on a bike and prove to themselves, "I can still do this." Soldier Ride is not about politics; it's not about the war. It's simply about the soldiers. For many of the combat-wounded veterans, Soldier Ride provides the first steps in the return to an active lifestyle.
So this Friday morning, please come down to the lake or along S. Lake Park Blvd and show your support for these heroes as they travel the island. In addition, please visit their website and consider making a donation.
Wednesday, October 22: 8:30 Ceremony at Bull Simon’s Plaza on Fort Bragg, NC. 12 pm segment 2 f the ride begins in Tarheel, NC at Smithfield Packing with a 16 mile ride to Elizabethtown. Upon arrival there will be a 1:30 Ceremony with mayor in Elizabethtown and lunch at Melvins’ World Famous Hamburgers.
Thursday, October 23: 9:30 am ceremony at Hampstead Park, ride to Britt’s Motorsports in Wilmington. After lunch ride through the downtown Wilmington/Historic District ending with a 12:30 pm Ceremony at PPD.
Friday, October 24: This day begins with a ceremony at 8:45 at Lake Front Park in Carolina Beach. Riders will depart at 9 am en route to Fort Fisher ferry for transport to Southport. At 11 am riders will be greeted by the local community at Water Front Park, Southport with rest stops planned at Arbor Creek, St. James Plantation, and Virginia William School with the ride ending at Winding River Plantation.
Saturday, October 25: Riders will participate in the Inaugural Island Freedom Ride on Oak Island or the Second Annual Carolinas Challenge Spartanburg, SC. For more information please see the link below.