Memorial Day 2013

As we get ready to honor those who’ve served this country militarily during Memorial Day weekend, we thought you’d like to see some Wounded Warriors biking for life!

APPLAUSE for those who are designing and retrofitting bikes for those who wanna RIDE no matter what! 

Picture 2Click the pic to watch these warriors ride and read more about the event 

D.C. Soldier Ride fits injured veterans with cycling gear and a bicycle as part of a rehabilitation process, modifying the bikes with special pedals or pairing them with hand cycles or trikes to accommodate various injuries and disabilities.

Fifty wounded warriors participated in the D.C. Soldier Ride from April 18 to 20, taking to suburban trails and even around the White House on adaptive bikes tailored to their particular injuries.

The goal of the ride: teaching troops that staying healthy isn’t out of the question even after traumatic injuries.

“We teach them that after injury, you can still ride a bike, you can still do simple things in life,” said Angela Hemmen, an organizer for Soldier Ride D.C. “You can still exercise. It may just look a little different than before, but you can still live a healthy and active lifestyle.”


Not sure where to ride over Memorial Day Weekend?

Check out some of our route maps  


Memorial Day – Monday – May 28th the kids are home from school – consider taking them to Whidbey’s NEW Pump Track


TOMORROW – Thursday – May 23rd 

Whidbey Coffee

WIBC Group Ride – Meet at Whidbey Coffee – in Oak Harbor

Departing at 5:30.

This will be a social ride–easy pace, group decides on route distance. All levels of riders encouraged to come out and spandex is entirely optional. Contact Brian Dowling at



296588_274242682589388_4235592_nWIBC members Matt (Plush), Dana (Olson), and John (Meehan) will be riding in and around Dourgne (France) this weekend.

We assume they’ll be wearing his WIBC gear!  But, we’ll need some pictures to affirm this fact, before we give them too many cheers for promoting the club world wide. 

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Click the map to see where Matt might be this weekend.  Click it and weep. 



with WIBC’s Most Miles in May log

Click >here – to start logging

Click the pic to add to your log

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Best wishes from WIBC on Memorial Day Weekend 2013


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