Wounded Warriors: Trailblazer and the Biffmaster

  • By Bob Babbitt
  • Published Jul. 22, 2011
  • Updated Nov. 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM EDT
President George W. Bush on the front aboard his Trek Superfly 100. Bush is leading 14 veterans wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan in the Big Bend Ranch State Park of Texas during the first day of the W100K mountain bike ride. Photo by Paul Morse.

Wounded Warriors: Special Stories

Every athlete at the first ever W100K had a great story and was more than happy to share. It was a very special few days.

“It was a once in a lifetime experience,” admits Hernandez.

And he’s right. Every one of the troops that made up Peloton One is dealing every single day with the mental and physical trauma that comes along with being seriously injured. Some of those wounds are visible, but some are not. The W100K was all about providing a venue for mentoring, sharing, riding, biffing and, ultimately, recovering and moving on.

Bob Babbitt is editor-in-chief of Competitor Magazine.

The Charities
Challenged Athletes Foundation/Operation Rebound

Wounded Warriors Project

Ride 2 Recovery

World T.E.A.M.Sports

Big Bend Ranch State Park
• 300,000 acres
• 200 miles of old Jeep roads and trails

Lajitas Golf Resort

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