About 50 wounded veterans from across the country will be bicycling through Chicago today and Saturday following two days of events in Rosemont.
They are participating in a four-day program being staged by Wounded Warriors Project with the goal of offering veterans a chance to engage with other wounded veterans while helping them combat the physical, emotional and spiritual wounds of war, organizers said.
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On Wednesday, the veterans were outfitted in Rosemont with custom adaptive hand cycles, trikes and bicycles for the rides.
On Thursday, the veterans participated in a softball game with Rosemont police and fire personnel after biking a 15-mile course starting at the Rosemont Fire Station on River Road and ending at the Chicago Bandits fastpitch softball stadium at Balmoral Avenue and Pearl Street.
Veterans today will ride a 17-mile stadium tour from Wrigley Field to U.S. Cellular Field, and Saturday they will ride 25 miles from downtown Chicago to Highland Park.
More information is at woundedwarriorproject.org.