Soldier Ride came to California last week… Evomo riders Bryan, Brad, Alan and Brett Miller (US ARMY ret.) came out to support the ride and had an excellent time. After the weeks of rain we have been getting here in LA the past few weeks, Soldier Ride got a perfect sunny and warm California day. Its always an honor for me and the Evomo team to ride along with Woody and the Soldiers. Personally I have made some great friends with a few of the guys and hope that I and Evomo can continue to offer any support we can.
Here are the highlights from last Friday, FEB 20.
Woody Groton is the National Tour Director and Army Ranger… oh and Evomo East Coast Commander, dont mess with this guy!
Getting interviewed by the local FOX 11 news station
Soldier Ride at the beach, nice!
This year Evomo designed a limited edition commemorative Soldier Ride t-shirt which looks awesome on Nick.
The ride begins heading south from the Santa Monica Pier
Then cutting through Venice to Marina Del Rey.
We are just north of LAX.
Saul Raisin (former Pro Road cyclist who sustained terrible injuries during a crash on his bike. Doctors didn’t expect him to walk, let alone ride a bike) joined the Soldiers for the ride and gave everyone signed book ‘Tour de Life’.
The Group of tough guys and women.
heading back north on the bike path.
Passing through Marina Del Rey.
Back into Venice Beach.
The Coast Guard helicopter did a few fly overs in salute of the Soldiers.
LA Fire, Coast Guard, Santa Monica Police, Life Guards and local school children welcome back the soldiers from their ride.
Steve (Navy) gives an interview.
Local Santa Monica P.D. provided awesome support on the ride, keeping us safe and holding traffic as we rode.
Evomo Crew representing… notice the Wounded Warrior Logo on the jersey. All Evomo jerseys have the logo.
Night fall means its time to ear and have some drinks… big thanks to Boston Scientific for hosting a very nice dinner party.
Rick Allen (Drummer for Def Leppard) came, signed autographs, took pictures, had dinner and hung out afterwards to chat with everyone! Talk about a cool guy. Mr. Allen has set up a foundation called the Raven Drum Foundation which is an innovative healing program for veterans, active duty military, and their families to aid in healing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, combat-related trauma, and the everyday stress, anxiety, and depression experienced by service men and women and their families.
Tim, Alan, Rick, Sean and Brett.
more info on Wounded Warrior Program