Soldier ride commemorates 9/11, supports wounded warriors

Members of the military community in Europe interested in commemorating the 10th anniversary of 9/11 while also supporting wounded warriors are invited to participate in a Community Soldier Ride at the Bostalsee Lake.

Soldier Ride is a Wounded Warrior Project™ initiative that provides rehabilitative cycling opportunities to help the newest generation of wounded warriors restore their physical and emotional well-being.

Fifty wounded warriors from the European theater will be participating in a three-day Soldier Ride that allows them to continue to rebuild their confidence and strength in a supportive environment.

This ride is the first European Soldier Ride sponsored by the WWP and it is being supported by the European Regional Medical Command’s Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe.

The community ride on Sept. 11 is the culmination of the three-day Soldier Ride.
Organizers say it provides wounded warriors the opportunity to promote a  positive message of recovery while also encouraging community members to ride alongside, support from the route sidelines or volunteer to assist with the event.
The Bostalsee Lake is approximately 20 kilometers from Baumholder. Registration and packet pick-up opens at 7:30 a.m. at the Freizeitzentrum Bostalsee, followed by an opening ceremony at 9 a.m.  The ride begins at 9:30 with a choice of a four-mile or 18-mile route, followed by a closing ceremony and a community picnic at 11:45 a.m.

Event coordinators are asking community members to register online  in order to help them determine the size of the crowd.
To register, go to