Soldier Ride Raises $50,000 for Wounded Warriors Saturday

Carrie Ann Salvi photos

Soldier Ride of the Hamptons raised more than $50,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday. Tara Lee, who works in resources development for the organization, said that number is expected to rise, as registrants have a month from the event to continue raising money. 

On Saturday, 53 "warriors" and more than 400 people took part in the ride and the 5K walk in Sag Harbor.

The Wounded Warrior Project offers assistance to veterans recovering from injuries sustained while in the military and helps them acclimate back to civilian life. It offers rehabilitative retreats, peer support, and employment assistance.

Wounded Warriors appreciated going downhill and the harbor view during one part of the ride from Amagansett to Sag Harbor and back.
Chris Carney led the Wounded Warriors for an honor loop around Sag Harbor Village's Main Street to start the second half of the ride.
One group of participants gathered for a photograph during a rest stop at Marine Park in Sag Harbor.
Barbara Jean and Tom Smith come from the North Fork each year to bicycle with the Wounded Warriors.
Little ones cheered on the participants.
Jessie Garriott, left, was one of the youngest taking part on Saturday. At right, the group riding with the Wounded Warriors led the way.
John Hynan, who volunteers and participates annually, is seen as he came off the bridge from North Haven.
Soldier Ride received a flyover from the Suffolk County Police Department.
Pam Kern of Sag Harbor, in red, a die-hard supporter and volunteer, cheered the riders and handed out flags.