UPDATE: Disabled Vets Riding Coast-to-Coast

Posted On July 11, 2012
Wounded Warriors

The Wounded Warrior Sea to Shining Sea Bike Ride.

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Update posted Wednesday, July 11 at 12:33 p.m.:


The Wounded Warriors Sea to Shining Sea Bike Ride team arrived at the Aurora Firehouse at about 12:20 p.m. Fire Chief Jeff Lane says the group will be eating lunch there until about 1:00 p.m.


The bike team will then ride via automobile east on U.S. 50 through Lawrenceburg and Cleves to Ohio 128. The caravan will include a USO bus.


They will spend the rest of the day in Cincinnati.



Original story posted Tuesday, July 10 at 6:57 a.m.:


(Aurora, Ind.) – The public is being invited to welcome a group of American heroes on a coast-to-coast bicycle trip.


The Wounded Warrior Sea to Shining Sea Bike Ride began in San Francisco, California on May 28. The ride will end in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 


Participating military veterans participating in the ride live with disabilities ranging from loss of limbs to blindness to Post Traumatic Stress. They served America in wars from Afghanistan and Iraq to Vietnam.


The group entered Indiana through the city of Vincennes on Monday. They will make a stop at the Aurora Firehouse for lunch on Wednesday, July 11. The caravan is expected to arrive sometime between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. and stay about a half-hour before continuing towards Cincinnati.


Citizens are invited to join the lunch by packing their own sack lunch or just stop by to say hello. Drinks will be provided.


Residents along U.S. 50 between Aurora and Versailles are also asked to display their American flags as the group rides eastbound on the highway Wednesday morning.