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The W100K starts tomorrow!
Tomorrow the W100K will begin with a 12 mile (19.4 km) ride in the heat of the day. A grueling 30 mile (48.3 km) ride will follow on Tuesday, with President Bush and the warriors finishing up the last 20 miles (32.3) on Wednesday. Stay tuned here for pictures from the trail, video of the ride and daily photo albums. Until then, get a sneak peek at some of the rough terrain and trails President Bush and 14 wounded warriors will be taking on over the next three days:
Some of the trail is wide enough for vehicles and several bikes.
Parts of the ride will have to be single-file.
And some of it will be straight uphill!
It will be a long, winding 100 kilometers, so check back for more pictures and video from the trail!
The 2017 Warrior Open in Photos
The 2017 Warrior Open reunited past Team 43 members for a weekend of golf and camaraderie. Most importantly, they told the stories of their journeys since returning home.
Invisible Wounds: Hearing from a Father Who Lost His Son to an Invisible Injury
This week, the Bush Center will host its 6th annual W100K, a 100-kilometer mountain bike ride for seriously wounded or injured post-9/11 veterans and military personnel. This event spotlights the effectiveness of sport in helping our service men and women recover from their visible and invisible wounds. Today, we hear from Major General Mark Graham, U.S. Army (Retired), who serves as Senior Director of Rutgers University's Behavioral Health Care National Call Center, about losing one son to a visible injury and another son to an invisible injury. My wife Carol and I discovered the power of connection after the tragic deaths of both of our sons. Just eight months before our oldest son Jeffrey was killed in Iraq by an IED, we lost our younger son Kevin to suicide. We knew our son, Kevin was sad, we just didn’t know he could die from being too sad. Our sons died fighting different battles. On June 21, 2003 we lost our son K
Highlights from the 2016 W100K from Crawford, Texas
President George W. Bush hosted the 6th Annual W100K, a three-day, 100 kilometer mountain bike ride with servicemen and women injured in since 9/11, September 29 - October 1.