/gallery/ads/1614.jpg?u=1563447405

Log In   ·   Become A Member

The Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride Treks To The Hamptons

Krysten Massa

  |   1 Comment · Print Article

Soldiers riding during last year's Wounded Warrior Project's Soldier Ride. (Courtesy Photo)

Returning home from war can be a difficult transition. Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) Soldier Ride, presented by USAA, has been a therapeutic outlet for many and the annual event is making its way out to the Hamptons this July.

Participants in last year's Soldier Ride. (Courtesy Photo)

On Thursday, July 16th, the ride will begin in Manhattan and cyclers will make their way to the Brooklyn Bridge. Following the ride, warriors will be honored for their dedication and bravery during a ceremony at FDNY Headquarters.

On Friday, July 17th, participants will ride through Babylon and on Saturday, July 18th, the warriors will take on the Hamptons. The East End community event will include the Soldier Ride and Amagansett 5K Walk. Participants can register for a 30 or 60-mile ride, or a 5K run in Amagansett, or a 5K run in Sag Harbor.

This year, former Israel Defense Forces soldiers and members of the British Armed Forces, who were wounded during their military service, will join the U.S. soldiers during the ride. Community members can show their support by riding along with the soldiers or by taking part in the 5K walk/run.

Registration and packet pickup begin at 7 a.m. Both the Soldier Ride and Amagansett 5K Walk begin at 9 a.m. A tribute honoring Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter will take place in Sag Harbor at 10:30 a.m. Haerter was from Southampton and killed in action on April 22, 2008 in Ramadi, Iraq at the age of 19. Soldier Ride: The Hamptons is dedicated to Lance Corporal Haerter, who along with fellow soldier Corporal Jonathan T. Yale, saved the lives of over 33 Marines and Iraqi Policemen.

The Soldier Ride began in 2004, when civilian Chris Carney cycled more than 5,000 miles coast-to-coast, in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. He repeated his ride the following year, but with a few special guests, several soldiers who were wounded in combat. The Soldier Ride is a physical health and wellness program of WWP, which helps warriors achieve independence and pursue an excellent quality of life.

For more information on the Soldier Ride, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.




Related Articles:

Guest from greenport says::
love the North Fork!!
Jul 16, 2015 12:44 pm

 

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
Location:*
Comments:*
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Question:*
Please type the word 'water'
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
 
/gallery/ads/1213.gif?u=1563447405
/gallery/ads/2229.jpg?u=1563447405
/gallery/ads/2274.jpg?u=1563447405
/gallery/ads/2227.jpg?u=1563447405
/gallery/ads/2167.jpg?u=1563447405
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

BNB Bank
For over 100 years Bridgehampton Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant. Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.

Brown Harris Stevens is the quintessential luxury real estate firm, with a history of leadership and a culture of professionalism and discretion dating back to 1873
Brown Harris Stevens is the quintessential luxury real estate firm, with a history of leadership and a culture of professionalism and discretion dating back to 1873. At every level of Brown Harris Stevens, you will find highly experienced, knowledgeable experts, single-mindedly devoted to your interests and your satisfaction. With offices in the Hamptons, New York City, Palm Beach, and Miami our brokers are exceptional - leading the field with the quality of their work ethic, their outstanding success rate and the sheer quantity of their transactions.

Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.

Newly Constructed Modern Farmhouse- Nest Seekers
This beautifully, newly constructed masterpiece by Breskin Development in Sag Harbor is located in a peaceful neighborhood, tucked away on a quiet Cul De Sac. Situated on a great builder’s acre, the home offers 7,100+- square feet of high end construction. Walking up to your new home, you notice the stunning exterior, featuring clapboard siding, a cedar and standing seem metal roof, Belgian block and peastone driveway, and an extensive bluestone patio.