Hundreds of adaptive and able-bodied cyclists conquered over 110 miles of asphalt, uphill, and downhill, to the beautiful countryside of historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Many of these riders completed the journey despite paralysis, amputations, traumatic brain injuries, and blindness they suffered while serving our country.
Three Wire was a proud sponsor, once again, this year of the World T.E.A.M. Sports’ annual Face of America bike ride. Honoring the sacrifices and dedication of America’s military veterans who were injured or disabled in their service, Face of America includes adaptive veteran athletes from all service branches on a two-day journey to the historic Civil War battlefields. From April 28 to April 30, more than 160 adaptive veterans, accompanied by over 500 able-body riders, traveled on routes beginning in Arlington, Virginia and Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, ultimately meeting in downtown Gettysburg for the remaining miles of the ride.
From the Face of America event website, “These inclusive rides show the participating adaptive athletes that their sacrifices and dedication to their nation are appreciated by a grateful public. These exceptional athletes are welcomed back into society through support from other veterans, active-duty military, and civilians. In return, these adaptive athletes show participating able-bodied riders and the public that they can accomplish remarkable athletic feats and are ready to take on new challenges.”
As the nation’s leader in veteran-centric integrative care coaching, Three Wire is an organic partner for this important event. Several Three Wire employees, including president Greg Feldman, have participated in past events.
“I was humbled to be in the presence of these amazing human beings who suffered such great personal loss,” said Feldman of his experience. “To witness their tenacity as they competed on each hill with every ounce of energy and determination that they had was inspiring.”
We are thankful to be able to be a part of such an inspirational event and look forward to next year’s ride!