Annual Babylon Soldier Ride returns for first time since start of COVID pandemic

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Friday, July 15, 2022
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Hundreds of cyclists set to take part in Annual Babylon Soldier Ride on Long Island.

LINDENHURST, Suffolk County (WABC) -- Hundreds of people came together on Long Island Friday to support America's wounded warriors.

The 15th Annual Babylon Soldier Ride kicked off at Babylon Town Hall in Lindenhurst and finished 25 miles away in Overlook Beach.

The ride traveled through numerous roadways between Sunrise Highway, Route 110, Merrick Road/Montauk Highway and the Robert Moses Causeway.

Some 500 cyclists and more than 30 wounded military veterans took part.

After participants crossed the finish line, US military veterans, their families and friends, celebrated the accomplishment with a festival complete with food, and drinks.

This was the first full community ride since 2019 due to the pandemic.

The $50,000 fundraising goal of the event for the Wounded Warrior Project has already been surpassed, and donations are still coming in.

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