Veterans are taking up the hobby of riding motorcycles to help alleviate symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A former U.S. Army staff sergeant has made plans to ride his motorcycle from his home in Washington D.C. to various locations around the country in an effort to connect with other motorcycle-riding veterans.
The former staff sergeant, who was twice deployed to Iraq, has PTSD from experiencing traumatic events. According to the man, no other drug or therapy is as effective as riding his Harley Davidson Road King, and he feels that many other veterans could benefit from riding.
Harley Davidson recently began a cooperative effort to help veterans by participating in the Wounded Warrior Project. The Wounded Warrior Project is a national effort that helps fundraise for wounded veterans. Over the Memorial Day weekend, the Wounded Warrior Project hosted a ride from Houston to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Later during the event, veterans held group sessions to talk about issues relating surviving traumatic events and dealing with PTSD.
The Vice President of the Wounded Warrior Project has openly discussed the healing benefits riding motorcycles can have on veterans.
How Common Are Motorcycle Events That Benefit Veterans?
Motorcycle events for veterans are very common. Last week we wrote about two motorcyclist veterans who are traversing across the country to honor soldiers killed or missing in action. In addition, Colorado’s Realities Ride & Rally initially started as a veterans’ fundraising event.
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