2010 Sea To Shining Sea

By Maj. Bettina Avent, US Army Accessions Command G7May 27, 2010

Actor and comedian Robin Williams joined riders in the Sea to Shining Sea Bike Ride at Sausalito. Calif., May 22. This stage of the ride began at the Presidio in San Francisco and concluded at the Yountville Veterans Home in Napa Valley, Calif. The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. The ride is scheduled to end July 24 in Virginia Beach, Va. For more information, to volunteer, participate in a stage of the ride, or to see updates about the rider's progress, visit http://s2ssbikeride.org.
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Actor and comedian Robin Williams joined riders in the Sea to Shining Sea Bike Ride at Sausalito. Calif., May 22. This stage of the ride began at the Presidio in San Francisco and concluded at the Yountville Veterans Home in Napa Valley, Calif. The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. The ride is scheduled to end July 24 in Virginia Beach, Va. For more information, to volunteer, participate in a stage of the ride, or to see updates about the rider's progress, visit http://s2ssbikeride.org. (Photo Credit: Maj. Bettina Avent, US Army Accessions Command G7) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sea to Shining Sea bike riders and supporters arrive for the Pacific Wheel dipping ceremony May 21 near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.  Riders dipped their back wheels in the Pacific Ocean and will dip their front wheel in the Atlantic Ocean when they arrive at Fort Story Va., 24 July. The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. For more information, to volunteer, participate in a stage of the journey, or see updates about the rider's progress visit http://s2ssbikeride.org.
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sea to Shining Sea bike riders and supporters arrive for the Pacific Wheel dipping ceremony May 21 near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Riders dipped their back wheels in the Pacific Ocean and will dip their front wheel in the Atlantic Ocean when they arrive at Fort Story Va., 24 July. The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. For more information, to volunteer, participate in a stage of the journey, or see updates about the rider's progress visit http://s2ssbikeride.org. (Photo Credit: Maj. Bettina Avent, US Army Accessions Command G7) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sea to Shining Sea bike riders and supporters arrive for the Pacific Wheel dipping ceremony May 21 near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.  Riders dipped their back wheels in the Pacific Ocean and will dip their front wheel in the Atlantic Ocean when they arrive at Fort Story Va., 24 July. The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. For more information, to volunteer, participate in a stage of the journey, or see updates about the rider's progress visit http://s2ssbikeride.org.
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sea to Shining Sea bike riders and supporters arrive for the Pacific Wheel dipping ceremony May 21 near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Riders dipped their back wheels in the Pacific Ocean and will dip their front wheel in the Atlantic Ocean when they arrive at Fort Story Va., 24 July. The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. For more information, to volunteer, participate in a stage of the journey, or see updates about the rider's progress visit http://s2ssbikeride.org. (Photo Credit: Maj. Bettina Avent, US Army Accessions Command G7) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sea to Shining Sea bike riders traveled from the Yountville Veterans Home in Napa Valley, Calif., to Sacramento during the second stage of their 4,000 mile journey across the U.S.  The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. The ride is scheduled to end July 24 in Virginia Beach, Va. For more information, to volunteer, participate in a stage of the journey, or see updates about the rider's progress visit http://s2ssbikeride.org.
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sea to Shining Sea bike riders traveled from the Yountville Veterans Home in Napa Valley, Calif., to Sacramento during the second stage of their 4,000 mile journey across the U.S. The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. The ride is scheduled to end July 24 in Virginia Beach, Va. For more information, to volunteer, participate in a stage of the journey, or see updates about the rider's progress visit http://s2ssbikeride.org. (Photo Credit: Maj. Bettina Avent, US Army Accessions Command G7) VIEW ORIGINAL
Brig. Gen. Arnold Gordon-Bray, the U.S. cadet command deputy commanding general and Sgt. 1st Class Mary Kay Messenger who is assigned to the United States Military Academy band, participated in the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Sea to Shining Sea Bike Ride. Gordon-Bray rode the first stage of the event, and Messenger sang the National Anthem. The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. The ride is scheduled to end July 24 in Virginia Beach, Va. For more information, to volunteer support, participate in a stage of the ride, or to see updates about the rider's progress, visit http://s2ssbikeride.org.
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Brig. Gen. Arnold Gordon-Bray, the U.S. cadet command deputy commanding general and Sgt. 1st Class Mary Kay Messenger who is assigned to the United States Military Academy band, participated in the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Sea to Shining Sea Bike Ride. Gordon-Bray rode the first stage of the event, and Messenger sang the National Anthem. The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. The ride is scheduled to end July 24 in Virginia Beach, Va. For more information, to volunteer support, participate in a stage of the ride, or to see updates about the rider's progress, visit http://s2ssbikeride.org. (Photo Credit: Maj. Bettina Avent, US Army Accessions Command G7) VIEW ORIGINAL
Army (Capt.) Chaplain Steve Blackwell provided the invocation at the opening ceremony for the 2010 Sea to Shining Sea Bike Ride May 22 in San Francisco.  The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. The ride is scheduled to end July 24 in Virginia Beach, Va. For more information, to volunteer, participate in a stage of the ride, or to see updates about the rider's progress, visit http://s2ssbikeride.org.
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Army (Capt.) Chaplain Steve Blackwell provided the invocation at the opening ceremony for the 2010 Sea to Shining Sea Bike Ride May 22 in San Francisco. The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. The ride is scheduled to end July 24 in Virginia Beach, Va. For more information, to volunteer, participate in a stage of the ride, or to see updates about the rider's progress, visit http://s2ssbikeride.org. (Photo Credit: Maj. Bettina Avent, US Army Accessions Command G7) VIEW ORIGINAL
Riders begin lining up for the start of the opening ceremony of the 2010 Sea to Shining Sea Bike Ride May 21 near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The ceremony included a wheel dipping in the Pacific Ocean.  Clay Rankin, front left recumbent bike, is an advocate for the Army wounded warrior program. Rankin, who served in Desert Storm as an Army Military Police Officer, was wounded while deployed to Iraq in 2003.  The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. The ride is scheduled to end July 24 in Virginia Beach, Va. For more information, to volunteer support, participate in a stage of the ride, or to see updates about the rider's progress, visit http://s2ssbikeride.org
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Riders begin lining up for the start of the opening ceremony of the 2010 Sea to Shining Sea Bike Ride May 21 near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. The ceremony included a wheel dipping in the Pacific Ocean. Clay Rankin, front left recumbent bike, is an advocate for the Army wounded warrior program. Rankin, who served in Desert Storm as an Army Military Police Officer, was wounded while deployed to Iraq in 2003. The multi-service bicycle ride is sponsored by World T.E.A.M. Sports-a non-profit group, whose purpose is to raise awareness of wounded warriors. The ride is scheduled to end July 24 in Virginia Beach, Va. For more information, to volunteer support, participate in a stage of the ride, or to see updates about the rider's progress, visit http://s2ssbikeride.org (Photo Credit: Maj. Bettina Avent, Accessions Command G7) VIEW ORIGINAL