Nevada bicyclists show support for war veterans with PTSD
In honor of Veteran’s Day on Sunday, when the country reflects on the sacrifices made by those who serve in the Armed Forces, Fil-Ams in southern Nevada held a bicycle ride to fight post-traumatic stress syndrome, or PTSD.
Hundreds of cyclists from the Las Vegas valley joined the Filipino cycling group, 702 Shifters, to show support for veterans who suffer from various wounds, visible or not, at a fundraising event called The Honor Ride.
“It’s the 8th year I’m participating with and this is one of the bike ride i always look forward to because we support the veterans and its nice to see fellow veterans doing handcycle in a bike. These guys have injuries they have PTSD from the war. And its just an amazing experience to go through with them,” said Michael Tipon.
The 2018 Las Vegas honor ride supports Project Hero, a nonprofit that provides free services to injured veterans.