Hey 41-ers, throw a few dollars at this to help disabled servicemen and women ride....
This April 25-27, I am participating in an inspiring event honoring our nation’s servicemen and women, particularly those with disabilities. You have a unique opportunity to help me celebrate their service to our nation.
The 2014 Face of America Ride is an annual bicycle ride from World T.E.A.M. Sports, a not-for profit organization that celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013. This two-day bike ride from the Pentagon at our Nation’s Capital to the historic battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania honors our military - veterans and active duty, disabled and able-bodied — and the true American Spirit.
Like all World T.E.A.M. Sports events, the Face of America brings together disabled and non-disabled athletes to provide inspiration to all Americans. Everybody is encouraged to join as a participant in this immensely satisfying event. If you can’t join me in participating, you can still show your support for our disabled servicemen and women by making a contribution. As a participant, I have agreed to raise funds through my ride. You can make a contribution to support me by clicking on this web link.
There is no charge for any disabled servicemen or women to ride. Your donation will be applied to paying their event costs, including accommodations, food, bikes and other associated expenses. Other donations and sponsorship support will cover the costs of the event.
World T.E.A.M. Sports is a registered 501(c)(3) organization, so donations are tax deductible to the limit permitted by law. The organization's federal tax identification number is 56-1827893. Learn more about World T.E.A.M. Sports' finances, including past IRS 990 forms, at http://worldteamsports.org/about-us/financials/.
"I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."
"I understand. I just don't care"
"I don't give a f*ck" if they remember me at all" (F. Zappa)
thats the one
Nothing cheesy about that jerseysoldier. You earned the right to wear it and having a Ranger tab tells me a whole lot. Thank you for your service, sir.
Anyone a Wounded Warrior jersey recipient here? That is my one charity to support now, a good organization helping deserving men and women back into their life as fully as possible. Our club tries to support them with a ride each year.
"I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me"
I'm an angry angst ridden anarcho-punk socialist you should just generally disregard my posts--Germany_chris
Great jersey, we should never forget the POW's and never stop the searching for answers.
"I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me"
We are a 100% military family, wife was Navy, and all three of our kids are/were active duty - one daughter Navy and is out now, another on USS Anchorage, and son is a Calvary Scout with 4th ID. I was 21 years in the U.S. Coast Guard. Retired Chief. Started riding off and on since '93.
"Well once again we find that clowning and anarchy don't mix..." ~the TICK!
OCP Member #119 - Chief of the Goat Locker Division
Greetings! I just retired after 23 years (Army and then Coast Guard). I have more time to dedicate to road cycling after a long hiatus. Thank you to all who have/are serving.
This is awesome! have been in the Air Force for 16 years..its great to see some support for military members deploying! Thank you everybody that continues to support.
Hey all, just under 5 years in the Marine Corps. Thank to all who have served, are serving, and your families.
I know this is a little off topic, but I figured this was the best audience, and it's one more way to help those who serve. I am doing a gravel grinder as a fundraiser for the Semper Fi Fund, a great wounded warrior charity. If you think you might even be interested in donating, you can read a bit more about the charity at my post in the "charity events" sub forum, here: Gravel Grinder for Wounded Warrior Charity
Every little bit helps, Thanks again!
Eight years Coast Guard here. Thanks to all who serve.
Been a long time BF'r, can't remember if I have posted on this forum yet... However been in for 11 years, USMC, currently deployed to Australia. Can't wait to get home and ride all my bikes, my road bike, the tandem with the wife, and ride with the son.
Thought this might be a good place to put this. While out on my ride today, I was nearby the local airport, and headed the opposite way was a convoy of military transport and cargo vehicles. I'm guessing they picked up from the airport. Maybe 15 vehicles in total, I didn't know what else to do but give them all a big thumbs up as they passed by. From what I could see through the windshields every vehicle waved or gave a thumbs up in return. Coming from a military family (I did not serve, but father and grandfather did) I appreciate all you brave gentleman do and/or did for this beloved country. God Bless You All.
"If I were creating the world I wouldn't mess about with butterflies and daffodils. I would have started with lasers, eight o'clock, Day One!" - Evil
Thank you to all who served! You're all heroes!
Spent some time in 307th Eng. when they were still with the Division. We walked some of the same ground Brother. Been out for quite awhile, and always miss putting my feet and knees in the breeze. Thanks for your service. Same to all the others on here who served or are serving.
I don't get any cycling mags or anything, but if anyone deployed is in need, drop me a line. I'll do what I can.
Yesterday I rode the EBC Century at Homestead Miami Speedway to benefit wounded veterans (obtain hand cycles etc). I took the opportunity to honor my fellow P-3 Aircrews that are still on patrol. I was also carrying with me a flag given to me by my 2nd generation AW son who is also a rescue swimmer.
Nice thread. Thanks for keeping it alive for so long. It is good to know that people remember that military members are still there and still serving. Also appreciate that people remember that women also serve. I started in 1978 and, after raising two kids, went back in and still serve today. Thanks for your support.