Some 45 individuals participated in the event organized by the Wounded Warrior Project to provide inspiration and raise funds for injured soldiers recovering in American military hospitals.
Although some riders are missing one or more limbs from combat injuries, they used specially adapted bicycles.
WWP cross-country and Keys bicycle trips provide physical rehabilitation for injured soldiers and raise funds to help foster veterans’ independence, transport soldiers and their families between home and hospital, and develop peer-mentoring programs.
The Keys Soldier Ride continues Saturday into Key West and the group is scheduled to interact with dolphins at the Marathon-based Dolphin Research Center Sunday.
Video to match this story can also be downloaded from the Florida Keys News Bureau's FTP server. See note below. B-roll of Keys Soldier Ride in Marathon and across Seven Mile Bridge.
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