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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)

Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride in Babylon

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
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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
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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
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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)

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British army veteran Brian Phillips secures his helmet
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)

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Sheila White, of Babylon, a nurse who served
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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
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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,
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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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