The Adaptive Sports Foundation’s Warriors in Motion® Road Cycling event has concluded after three days of cycling through the towns of Windham, Maplecrest, Hudson, Stottsville, Stuyvesant Falls and Kinderhook.
“It was a beautiful time, it helped out a lot with my depression and isolation,” participant Jeff Roberson said. “It was just a great time.”
Eight veterans covered about 40 miles on road cycling courses over the span of three days, including a whopping 23 miles on the Empire State Trail from Hudson to Kinderhook and back on the second day.
The Warriors in Motion program provides participating injured United States servicemen and women with a basic knowledge and practice of wellness and the importance of lifelong healthy living. All Warriors in Motion programs are goal oriented and empower the warrior to take charge of their own fitness and wellness.
The ASF’s next Warriors in Motion event is mountain biking, scheduled for June 14-16. Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, the ASF will be able to provide bicycle rentals (to those who need them), helmets, water bottles, all meals, hotel rooms, snacks, water, sports drinks, sunscreen, bug spray, ponchos (if necessary) and maps, both digital and paper copies.
If you’d like to donate to the Adaptive Sports Foundation’s Warriors in Motion program, or any of the other programs the ASF has to offer, click here.
Click below to hear some of this week’s participants describe their experience and why they continue to take part in the ASF’s various programs.