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Posted on: June 1, 2017

[ARCHIVED] 10th Annual Soldier Ride Slated for July 21st

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Early registration is available until June 16th.

(June 1, 2017 – Lindenhurst, NY) - On Friday, July 21st, for the 10th consecutive year, thousands will ride through the streets of Babylon alongside proud veterans to support wounded service members. Last year, the event raised over $60,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project and United Veterans Beacon House, with over 1,000 riders participating alongside more than 50 wounded service members. Since the first Soldier Ride in 2008, over $750,000 has been collected for injured service members. The Town of Babylon is proud to announce that 50% of the funds raised at this year’s Soldier Ride will go directly to Suffolk County United Veterans (SCUV), a project of the Association for Mental Health and Wellness.

“For the tenth consecutive year, the Town of Babylon will salute those who gave so much for our great nation with the Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride,” said Councilwoman Jackie Gordon, a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves who organizes the Town’s ride and served proudly overseas four times, including in Iraq in both 1990 and 2003 as well as in Afghanistan in 2012. “It is an honor to ride alongside the brave men and women of our Armed Forces once again, and the participation from hundreds of people coming together for such a great cause makes the experience that much more special.”

This year’s ride starts at 9:00AM with a ceremony at Babylon Town Hall and then leads participants through a 25 mile course filled with Town of Babylon landmarks, including Old Town Hall, Robert Moses Bridge, and Overlook Beach, where the riders will be greeted with refreshments and a barbecue for the ride’s closing celebration. Those interested in participating can visit for details. The registration fee is $35 for adults and $30 for children 12 and under; however, these prices are reduced to $25 and $20, respectively, during the Early Registration period which ends on June 16th. If you are active duty military, an active duty military family member, a student, or would like to start/join a team, please email to receive a promo code for discounted registration.

The Wounded Warrior Project provides services to service members, in both the United States and internationally, who have been injured in combat and works to raise awareness regarding issues that affect them as they continue to adjust to their new life.
Suffolk County United Veterans includes a broad range of support services for our country’s veterans, including housing needs, education, job training, crisis support, case management, and food pantries.

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