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W100K

Every year, approximately 20 servicemen and women wounded in the global war on terror join President George W. Bush for a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride. Part of the Bush Institute's Military Service Initiative, the W100K highlights the bravery and sacrifice of warriors and recognizes organizations that support America’s veterans.

For wounded warriors from America’s military, spending a weekend riding mountain bikes in the Warrior 100K will offer an opportunity to meet other veterans, share meals, share life stories, as well as ride and cross the finish line with their former commander-in-chief. 

2.5M

post-9/11 veterans in the U.S

Meet the Warriors

Find out more about the servicemen and women that have ridden in the W100K

Serving Our Veterans

By addressing the challenges veterans face, we unleash the potential of a generation of resourceful, determined, and experienced leaders.

Many of the 2.5 million veterans who have served since 9/11 often return home to face challenges transitioning back into civilian life.  We have a duty to understand and serve those who volunteered to wear the uniform in defense of our Nation.

"I could not help but be proud to be surrounded on that day in that place by those men -- who had overcome so much, who made the decision to not be defined by their injuries, and who had decided that life goes on." - Major Kent Solheim, 2013 W100K rider

Highlights of the Program

“I’ll be riding across Texas with wounded warriors to show the unbelievable character of our men and women in uniform...it’s a ride to herald people who were dealt a severe blow and said, ‘I’m not going to let it tear me down.’” - President George W. Bush

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