Trans-America Cycling is organizing a USA southern tier bicycle tour to raise awareness of the plight of US military veterans, and to promote organizations that provide support, resources, and solutions. Trans-America Cycling is recruiting a team of 22 cyclists to ride across the USA from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL on the Save-22-a-Day Trans-America Bicycle Tour from April 1 to May 16, 2019. The tour has chosen a charity committed to veteran suicide prevention to benefit from the ride. Should cyclists already have a favorite veterans’ charity, they will be free to publicize it during the tour.
TRAIN A DOG SAVE A WARRIOR (TADSAW), a 501(c)(3) organization, is a service organization that is combating the veteran suicide phenomena.
TADSAW arranges for a suitable dog and provides training needed for the veteran and dog to become an accredited Warrior/Service Dog Team. The TADSAW website explains how the process works and the life-changing healing benefits provided to the veteran (http://tadsaw.org/how-tadsaw-works/). See a video about the benefits of TADSAW dogs at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_UaT5aBjME
In support of our American veterans, Trans-America Cycling has modified their standard Southern Tier Tour to significantly reduce the riders’ cost of this veteran focused event. In addition to the lower tour fee, participants will be required to make a donation of $500 to TADSAW or another veterans’ charity before their registration is accepted.
Trans-America Cycling provides motel accommodations and support vehicles for the riders. Click for tour specifics on the TOUR DETAILS and FAQ pages of this website. To join the team of 22 riders go to the Trans-America Cycling website
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