Riders Complete First Day of W100 with Former Pres Bush

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Riders Complete First Day of W100 at Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Wounded Warriors Join Former Commander-in-Chief

Former President George W. Bush leads the way along one of the many biking trails at Palo Duro Canyon State Park during the first day of the second-annual W100 Wounded Warrior mountain bike ride. The three-day ride event also features 20 U.S. servicemen and women who were wounded during battles in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Day Two of W100 Wounded Warrior Ride at Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Riders Cover 29 Miles on Day 2 of W100 at Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Former President George W. Bush again led the charge on Day 2 of the second-annual W100 Wounded Warrior mountain bike ride, which covered 29 miles of scenic and winding mountain bike trails at Palo Duro Canyon State Park in the Texas Panhandle. Saturday’s conclusion of the ride is set to go an additional 14 miles for the former Chief Executive and the 20 U.S. servicemen and women who were wounded during battles in Iraq and Afghanistan.

With a break from Thursday’s triple-digit heat, Mr. Bush also paused for a brief press conference early Friday afternoon. “Palo Duro Canyon is a spectacular place. To be here with these people who have sacrificed so much, and being out biking with them while the sun is coming up on the beautiful scenery in the canyon—well, I think it’s one of the most unique and special moments in my adult life,” he said.

Final Day of W100 Bike Ride with Former Pres George W Bush at Palo Duro Canyon State Park

During the morning of the final day of the W100 Wounded Warrior mountain bike ride at Palo Duro Canyon State Park, former President George W. Bush (left) and event volunteer Kyle McAdams of Amarillo (right) assist Wounded Warrior Dan Gade of West Point, NY, up a steep incline along one of the many single-track trails at the Park. Despite injuries and trauma suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Wounded Warriors courageously completed the challenging, three-day, 100k ride alongside their former commander-in-chief, including Saturday’s final stretch that covered 19.4 miles.

For more information about the W100, visit www.w100k.com or contact State Parks Public Affairs Rep. Bryan Frazier at (512) 826-8703. Or for more information about Palo Duro Canyon State Park, call (806) 488-2227, or visit www.texasstateparks.org.

Source: Bryan Frazier

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