LARNED — U.S. Army veteran Kevin Mincio and Matt Sauri, an entrepreneur and philanthropist are cycling across America to provide education and help for families of fallen soldiers and to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of September 11, 2001.
The tour stopped in Garden City Thursday and will proceed to Dodge City Friday afternoon.
From Dodge City, the bicylists will journey 62 miles to Larned and arrive mid-afternoon Saturday, July 9. The twosome will stay overnight in Larned Saturday and Sunday before leaving Monday morning to Hutchinson.
The 95-day, 4,200 mile journey began at the gravesite of SSG Jesse Williams in Santa Rosa, Calif., and will end at Ground Zero in Manhattan, N.Y.
Team Jesse Foundation co-founder Mincio stood on 9-11 as a vice president at Goldman Sachs before enlisting in the Army to defend our country’s freedom.
Before SSG Jesse Williams was killed during combat operations in Iraq, he and Mincio served together as members of the 5-20 Infantry Regiment, which has the battalion motto of “Tant Que Je Puis” that translates “To The Limit of Our Abilities.”
Mincio and Sauri have chosen this as The Ride theme to motivate them in remembrance of those who gave it all for their country.
The bikers’ web site is http://teamjesse.org/ride/.
All donations that are received during this event will provide education and support to families of fallen soldiers.