Motorcycle tour raises money for Wounded Warrior Project

By: Kristen Shanahan Email
By: Kristen Shanahan Email

DENISON, TX -- Two men are traveling around the country on their motorcycles to help Veterans who have suffered injuries while defending our country. They made a stop in Grayson County Monday, completing more than half of their 6,000 mile journey.

As Jim Richards and Lee Rubenstein rode up to Loose Wheels in Denison Monday evening dozens of supporters were there to greet them.

"We're a little tired, but we're having a little party here to celebrate the fact that we got this far," Richards said.

The men started their journey in Marco Island, Florida, went up to Sturgis, South Dakota and are now on their way back Florida. They have accomplished half of their journey making their way through a number of states.

"Nashville, Tennessee, Marion, Illinois. Went up to Lincoln, Nebraska, Valentine, Nebraska," Richards said.

Along their travels they have seen many memorable landmarks.

"On my biker bucket list I wanted to ride Route 66". Rubenstein said.

The trip is not just for fun. Their mission is to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

"What are we all here for," Richards asked. "To do good for four our friends, to do good for our relatives, to do good for society and who more deserving than people who put their lives on the line for us, Richards said.

"The Wounded Warrior Program fills in the gap financially for the family, the wife, housing and rehabilitation to put them back into the main stream," Rubenstein said.

So far, the men have raised more than $17,000 dollars. Money that will be matched by Richards and his company Capio Partners. Bob Hodges works with Richards and Came up with the idea to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

"I have a great appreciation for our heroes that serve the country. It's been one of my favorite charities for years," Hodges said.

Richards' granddaughter says she has an appreciation for what her grandfather is doing.

"Because he's helping lots of people that got hurt in the war," Marisa Richards said.

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