Former President Takes Wounded Warriors On A Bike Ride

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CRAWFORD (May 2, 2014) - Former President George W. Bush and 16 wounded warriors headed out Friday morning on the second day of his annual three-day Warrior 100K at his Central Texas ranch.

Bush is hosting the annual ride for a fourth year, nine months after doctors implanted a stent in an artery in his heart.

Bush and the 16 current and retired members of the military planned to ride 30 miles Friday after taking a 12-mile ride on Thursday.

On Saturday, they’ll do another 20 miles.

Mr. Bush says he plans to ride the entire distance.

He says the wounded riders "turned their circumstances into good" by displaying courage and sacrifice.

He said Friday he was surrounded by "extraordinary" people who were injured after volunteering to serve the nation.

The race is part of the Military Service Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute in Dallas.

The institute is housed in the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the campus of Southern Methodist University.