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Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride in Babylon

Lynn Collins, left, of Hempstead, pours water on

Lynn Collins, left, of Hempstead, pours water on her godson, fellow cyclist James Williams of Maryland, at a rest stop in West Islip during the annual Town of Babylon and Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride. (July 19, 2013) Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

More than 1,000 cyclists -- and hundreds of spectators -- braved a heat wave to participate in the Wounded Warrior Project's sixth annual Babylon Soldier Ride on July 19, 2013. Half of this year's proceeds will go to the Town of Babylon Chiefs Association Hurricane Relief Fund.

Wounded veterans begin the ride during the annual
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Wounded veterans begin the ride during the annual Town of Babylon and Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride. Riders braved a heat wave to trek 25 miles from Town Hall to Overlook Beach. (July 19, 2013)

Lynn Collins, left, of Hempstead, pours water on
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Lynn Collins, left, of Hempstead, pours water on her godson, fellow cyclist James Williams of Maryland, at a rest stop in West Islip during the annual Town of Babylon and Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride. (July 19, 2013)

A rider grabs a bottle of water from
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

A rider grabs a bottle of water from a volunteer at a rest stop in Lindenhurst during the annual Town of Babylon and Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride. (July 19, 2013)

British army veteran Brian Phillips secures his helmet
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

British army veteran Brian Phillips secures his helmet before the start of the annual Town of Babylon and Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride. (July 19, 2013)

John Horan, left, and Lou Perillo, both from
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

John Horan, left, and Lou Perillo, both from the Babylon American Legion, hand out flags to cyclists during the annual Town of Babylon and Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride. (July 19, 2013)

Cyclists ride toward the finish line at Overlook
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Cyclists ride toward the finish line at Overlook Beach during the annual Town of Babylon and Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride. (July 19, 2013)

Cyclists pass over the Robert Moses Causeway on
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Cyclists pass over the Robert Moses Causeway on their way to the finish line at Overlook Beach during the annual Town of Babylon and Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride. (July 19, 2013)

Army reservists and cyclists stand at the singing
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Army reservists and cyclists stand at the singing of the national anthem at the annual Town of Babylon and Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride. (July 19, 2013)

Sheila White, of Babylon, a nurse who served
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Sheila White, of Babylon, a nurse who served in the Vietnam War, honors the veterans riding during the annual Town of Babylon and Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride. (July 19, 2013)

British army veteran Cayle Royce, left, shakes hands
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

British army veteran Cayle Royce, left, shakes hands with Andrew Roberts, director of the Office of Military and Veterans’ Liaison Services for the North Shore-Long Island Jewish System, during the annual Town of Babylon and Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride. (July 19, 2013)

With his daughters Keira, 6, and Sylvie, 4,
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

With his daughters Keira, 6, and Sylvie, 4, in tow, Kevin Heller of West Babylon rides over the Robert Moses Causeway during the annual Town of Babylon and Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride. (July 19, 2013)

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