Ride 2 Recovery at Fort Monroe
July 7, 2011
Ride 2 Recovery comes to Fort Monroe
Servicemembers here were honored to host the "2011 Ride 2 Recovery Memorial Challenge" Saturday, as injured veterans biked from Manassas to Virginia Beach with a stop-off at the Headquarters for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, to benefit America's wounded veterans. The bike ride included over 225 injured veteran bikers as they journeyed south through historic Virginia with stops in Manassas, Fredericksburg, Richmond, Williamsburg, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Fort Monroe, and Virginia Beach. At approximately 10:30 a.m., the riders, garbed in colorful attire, rode through the front gate of historic Fort Monroe to ride the perimeter, and to be honored by Gen. Robert W. Cone, Commanding General, TRADOC, at Continental Park in a short ceremony. "I am so honored to be here. Two years ago, I was sitting over there on the porch, when you guys came through in 2009. And I didn't really know what Ride to Recovery was, I saw you guys come through and I saw the truck at the end, and I said, 'if I ever get to be in charge of Fort Monroe, we're going to stop and have a little ceremony to say thank you for what you do'. That's why we are here today – it's just a tremendous event," said Cone.