The George W. Bush Presidential Center‘s Military Service Initiative encourages servicemen and women seriously wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan to apply to ride in the third annual Warrior 100K mountain bike ride. President George W. Bush will host the 100-kilometer mountain bike ride May 23-25, 2013, near Waco, Texas.
“Sports play an incredibly important role in helping wounded service members rehabilitate, recover and lead healthy, active lives,” said James K. Glassman, founding Executive Director of the George W. Bush Institute and interim Director of the Military Service Initiative. “The Warrior 100K presents a special challenge and a unique opportunity for some of our nation’s bravest warriors to receive the gratitude of their former Commander-in-Chief.”
Each spring, 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 heroes.
Qualified applicants must apply by April, 5, 2013. To be considered for this year’s ride, applicants must:
• Have been seriously injured in post-9/11 combat,
• Be active-duty, retired, or honorably discharged,
• Be an intermediate to advanced amateur mountain biker, and
• Submit the following items:
1. Warrior 100K application: http://www.bushcenter.org/military-service-initiative/w100k
2. Valid and current Uniform Services Identification Card or separation form DD214
3. Medical Certificate of Diagnosis
4. Letter of Recommendation from mountain biking professional
All travel and lodging expenses will be covered for warriors selected to participate.
Last year’s ride took place at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, just outside of Amarillo, Texas, and the first W100K took place in Big Bend Ranch State Park in Texas.