The Road Warrior Foundation is hosting ten wounded veterans for a cross-county ride on Can-Am Spyders from Austin, TX, to Charleston, SC. The trek started on Sunday, October 22nd and will wrap up on Saturday, October 28th with a Welcome Celebration at the Isle of Palms American Legion.
This epic, nearly 2,000-mile challenge is called the annual Road Warrior Ride, and it serves as an outlet to provide “adventure therapy” to veterans while showcasing their incredible personalities and resilience. Each rider is a young, recovering wounded military veteran hand-selected to participate after a thorough application process searching for those who will benefit most from regaining the sense of freedom and independence lost when injured.
This annual ride, started in 2014, is run by the Road Warrior Foundation and its title sponsor, Can-Am. Participating veterans will be riding Can-Am Spyders, which are three-wheel vehicles with two wheels in the front and one in back. Some of the veterans are experienced riders, but most just recently got their license, making the Can-Am Spyder a perfect fit because of its easy learning curve, comfort and stability.
Each stop along the journey will feature a community-based event designed to celebrate veterans. Together with elected officials, civic leaders and local veterans groups, all community members are encouraged to attend and help provide a hero’s welcome. Area Can-Am Spyder owners and other riders are also encouraged to join the group and ride with them into town. There will be a live ride tracker at www.RoadWarrior.org, so people know when and where to meet.
To learn more about the Road Warrior Foundation and this annual ride and its participants, or to make a donation to support the cause, please visit www.roadwarrior.org.