Week-Long Cycle Greater Yellowstone Begins This Weekend

Cycle Greater Yellowstone starts on August 15 in Red Lodge, Montana, with more than 500 cyclists and volunteer crew touring the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Participants will spend seven days among some of the most beautiful and ecologically significant areas on Earth. The Montana Office of Tourism and Coca-Cola, Inc. are Presenting Sponsors of Cycle Greater Yellowstone 2015.

“The economic activity that Cycle Greater Yellowstone brings to our communities helps support good jobs and strong local economies,” said Montana Governor Steve Bullock. “We are proud to support these efforts to build lasting, meaningful relationships with the cycling community throughout Montana and beyond our borders.”

As sponsored guests, four American Wounded Warriors are participating in Cycle Greater Yellowstone 2015, bringing even greater meaning and significance to the event.

“America’s veterans answered the call of duty to protect our country and the freedoms we enjoy,” said U.S. Senator Jon Tester, Montana’s only member of the U.S. Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. “The American Wounded Warriors participating in this year’s ride inspire all of us, and we thank them for their service and sacrifice.  This ride also reminds us of the importance of our public lands and the significance they have to the surrounding communities.”

“Our veterans have put their lives on the line for us day in and day out; they deserve the absolute best we have to offer,” said Rep. Ryan Zinke, a retired Navy SEAL Commander and member of the House Armed Services Committee. “Over my 23 year career with the SEALs I was lucky. My generation mostly trained for war; but the men and women of today live it. I’m happy to see Cycle Greater Yellowstone partner with American Wounded Warriors to help raise awareness for the critical mission of taking care of our troops with physical and emotional wounds. I can think of no better place for this epic event than the beautiful and healing lands of Yellowstone.”

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