Wednesday, October 8, 2014

George W. Bush Creates W100K Bikeride for Veterans

Pol Light #74 is when George W. Bush created the W100K bike ride for veterans that took place for the first time on April 25-27, 2011.  The event is part of the Bush Center's Military Service Initiative and designed to help not only the group of veterans who are selected to participate in the ride, but also to raise awareness on issues facing all veterans after their military service is concluded.  George W. Bush was the 43rd President of the United States, serving from 2001-2009.

The W100K is an annual event held in the Spring in Texas. The 4th Annual W100K was held on May 1-3, 2014. In 2014, 16 veterans from the Afghanistan and Iraq field joined George W. Bush on a three day, 20 mile mountain bike ride on the trails of Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas. George W. Bush explains the ride by saying on his website,
"I'll be riding across the deserts of Texas with wounded warriors to show the unbelievable character of our men and women in's a ride to herald people who were dealt a severe blow and said, 'I'm not going to let it tear me down.'"--George W. Bush (Bush Center, W100K).

The following is video highlights of the first W100K event that took place in 2011.

Here is a news story CNN did on the 2012 W100K event.

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