FORT HOOD (March 26, 2014) More than 200 wounded warriors cycled through Fort Hood Wednesday morning while on a 350-mile trip across Texas.
Many cyclists in the ride are veterans from around the country who are dealing with life after a battlefield injury.
Some of the riders lost limbs in combat while others are dealing with such invisible wounds as post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
Other riders signed up to support battle buddies.
Hundreds of soldiers showed up Wednesday at the III Corps and Fort Hood Headquarters building to show their support as their commander, Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, sent the riders on their way.
The ride started Saturday in Houston and will end this weekend at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Riders stopped Wednesday afternoon at Lakewood Elementary School in Belton to have lunch with students and then headed to Waco for the night.
The ride, which is being produced by the Fitness Challenge Foundation, benefits rehabilitation programs for wounded veterans that feature cycling as a core activity.