Community Soldier Ride at the Bostalsee Lake
Sept. 11

Aug. 5, 2011


By
U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany – Members of the military community in Europe interested in commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11 while also supporting wounded warriors are invited to participate in a Community Soldier Ride at the Bostalsee Lake.

Soldier Ride is a Wounded Warrior Project™ initiative that provides rehabilitative cycling opportunities to help our newest generation of wounded warriors restore their physical and emotional well-being. Fifty wounded warriors from the European theater will be participating in a 3-day Soldier Ride that allows them to continue to rebuild their confidence and strength in a supportive environment. This ride is the first European Soldier Ride sponsored by the WWP and it is being supported by the European Regional Medical Command’s Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe.

The community ride on Sept. 11 is the culmination of the 3-day Soldier Ride. It provides our wounded warriors the opportunity to promote their positive message of recovery while also encouraging community members to ride alongside, support from the route sidelines or volunteer to assist with the event. The men and women of our armed forces have responded with courage and resolve to the needs of our country – this is your unique chance to ride alongside them!

The Bostalsee Lake is approximately 20 kilometers from Baumholder. Registration and packet pick-up opens at 7:30 a.m. at the Freizeitzentrum Bostalsee, followed by an opening ceremony at 9 a.m.  The ride begins at 9:30 with a choice of a 4-mile or 18-mile route, followed by a closing ceremony and a community picnic at 11:45 a.m.

Event coordinators are asking community members to register at no cost online at www.soldierride.org/germany  in order for them to determine the size of the crowd.