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Road Warriors spread awareness for wounded veterans

A group of bikers rolled in Columbus to spread awareness for wounded veterans.

Posted: Oct. 27, 2017 3:09 PM
Updated: Oct. 27, 2017 3:09 PM

COLUMBUS, Miss. (WTVA) - A group of bikers rolled in Columbus to spread awareness for wounded veterans. 

The Road Warriors plan to travel from Austin, TX to Charleston, SC in seven days. Founder of the group, Craid Anders, says he started Road Warriors to help vets transition after being injured.

"You start to see them return to themselves," said Anders. "They realize they are able and capable to do anything."

Bikes are customized to fit the needs of the riders. Members consider this ride as a form of therapy. 

"It's exhilarating being on the open road," said Regional Director Jason Baxley. "Adventure therapy is such a different form of therapy."

 Many other biker organizations in the area came to support. 

This seven day ride is an annual event the Road Warriors hope to continue to aid vets and bring awareness. 

If you would like to support the Road Warriors, you can find out how on www.roadwarriors.org.

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