ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- More than 200 wounded veterans on bicycles are taking part in the 360-mile annual Ride 2 Recovery. The ride winds through historic parts of Virginia, ending in Virginia Beach.
The goal of the ride is honor those who paid the ultimate price as well as to help those incredible veterans who are still with us.
Chad Doncaster is one of about 200 veterans, wounded warriors taking part in the five-day event. He's joined by Stefan Leroy, who he met at Walter Reed. They were both wounded in Afghanistan, received treatment at Walter Reed as roommates, and now they are riding together to recovery.
"The walk started this morning at the Vice President's house." said Stefan Leroy.
The veterans gathered at the Vice President's home at the Naval Observatory on Memorial Day.
In addition to taking photos with the veterans, Vice President Biden even had a phone conversation with one veteran's mother and promised to ride next year, before sending them off on a trip of a lifetime.
If you would like to support the veterans on their journey, you are welcome to cheer them along their journey. Monday they head from Arlington to Manassas. Tuesday, they cycle from Manassas to Fredericksburg. On Wednesday, they travel from Fredericksburg to Glen Allen and on Thursday they take off from Glen Allen to Williamsburg. Friday, the vets pedal from Williamsburg to Virginia Beach. On Saturday is the Liberty Tax Warrior GP. Sunday, they all head home.
DONATE to the Ride 2 Recovery here.
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