CHARLESTON, SC - Veterans from across the Lowcountry will be coming to Charleston this week for a cycling event that provides injured soldiers with tools for support and healing.
Beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina veterans will get fit for bikes that will be adapted to fit their injuries.
The Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride presented by USAA offers injured veterans from across the country a chance to maximize rehabilitation, and reduce stress and combat depression by cycling. This year, the event has added more than 10 new locations, including a chance for our nation's service members to explore Charleston from Thursday through Sunday.
"We can't wait to experience the rich culture of the area," said Dan Schnock, director of Soldier Ride at WWP. "Charleston is going to make for a beautiful backdrop as our veterans work together to complete each leg of the ride."
This four-day event encourages participants to push their mental and physical boundaries through adaptive sports while bonding over shared experiences of service and sacrifice as they enjoy local cuisine and culture.
All cycling equipment and activities are provided to WWP veterans at no cost through generous donation and the support of U-HAUL, a founding partner of Soldier Ride, and TREK.
Over three days, riders will take on more than 40 miles of paved courses through Charleston and Folly Beach and experience the city's unique offerings.