Four men will make the trek from Florida to California this summer to benefit injured Marines.
The team of recumbent trike riders are hoping to raise awareness for the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. The route will pass through mostly small-town America, departing from St. Augustine, Florida and traveling along the Gulf Coast, across the plains and deserts of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, and ending with an arrival celebration at Marine Base Camp Pendleton's Del Mar Beach on August 10th.
The Florida leg includes theses destinations:
6/10 – Green Cove Springs
6/11 – Lake Butler
6/12 – Lake City
6/13 – Live Oak
6/14 – outside Tallahassee
6/15 – Sneads
6/16 – Ponce de Leon
6/17 – Eglin AFB
6/18 – NAS Pensacola
The ride team consists of two business owners, an assistant professor of National Security Studies at the National Defense University, and a recently medically retired Marine headed to college in the fall.
About the Marine Semper Fi Fund
Since its inception in 2004, the nonprofit Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund has made over $62M in grants to thousands of injured and critically ill members of the U.S. armed forces and their families. Battlefield injuries are often severe, and the road to recovery can be long and financially burdensome.
The Semper Fi Fund provides both immediate financial relief for needs arising during hospitalization, and continuing assistance for perpetuating needs throughout the full recovery process.