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George W. Bush Presidential Center Accepting Applications for Fifth-Annual Warrior 100K Mountain Bike Ride

January 20, 2015

CRAWFORD, Texas

From April 30 – May 2, President George W. Bush will host the fifth-annual Warrior 100K (W100K), a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride for United States military personnel wounded or injured since September 11, 2001. The George W. Bush Presidential Center‘s Military Service Initiative encourages qualified servicemen and women to apply to ride in this year’s W100K that will take place at President and Mrs. Bush’s Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas.

Each spring, selected servicemen and women 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 service and sacrifice of warriors and recognizes organizations that support America’s veterans.

Qualified applicants must apply by Friday, March 6. To be considered for this year’s ride, applicants must:

  • Have been wounded or injured in post-9/11 military service,
  • Be active-duty, retired, medically retired or honorably discharged,
  • Be an intermediate to advanced amateur mountain biker, and
  • Submit the following items:
    • Warrior 100K application: www.bushcenter.org/w100k
    • Valid and current Uniform Services Identification Card or separation form DD214
    • Medical Certificate of Diagnosis
    • Letter of Recommendation from mountain biking professional

All travel and lodging expenses will be covered for warriors selected to participate.

Military Service Initiative

The mission of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative is to enhance how we serve our warriors and their families as they return home, ready to continue their service to their country. Through research, resources, and recognition, the Military Service Initiative unites and empowers communities, military service organizations, business, academia, philanthropy, and individual citizens to effectively support post-9/11 service members, veterans, and their families in the areas of jobs, wellness, family, education, housing, and women’s veteran issues

Team 43 Sports highlights the important role sports can play for wounded or injured service members by holding the W100K and the Warrior Open, an annual competitive golf tournament.

For more information on the W100K or the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative, please visit www.bushcenter.org or email media@bushcenter.org, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Flickr and Instagram.