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Cycling to benefit wounded veterans

A group of Northeastern staff members will join hundreds of cyclists participating in a 44-mile bike ride through the suburbs of Boston to support severely injured servicemen and women of the United States Armed Forces.

The national Wounded Warrior Project is sponsoring a local leg of its Soldier Ride tour on Aug. 27 at 8 a.m. The ride begins and ends at The Old Manse in Concord, Mass., and winds through the surrounding towns of Bedford, Chelmsford, Lexington, Lincoln, Carlisle, Acton and Waltham.

“This is a great way to stay in shape and support a terrific cause,” said Mike Armini, a member of Team Northeastern and a senior vice president at the University. “We have a great group of people riding and representing Northeastern, but we’d like to add a few more before the day of the ride.”

Other members of Team Northeastern include Amelia Brizicky, Lauren Dibble, Mike Ferrari, Mike Talentino and Lucy Warsh.

More than 13,000 soldiers and civilians are expected to participate in the yearlong 13-city Soldier Ride tour, which includes stops in New York, Chicago and San Antonio. Civilian cyclists are required to raise at least $150 to support the Wounded Warrior Project.

The Soldier Ride gives wounded soldiers from across the nation the chance to restore their physical and emotional well-being and prove to themselves that they can still live an active lifestyle.

This summer, Northeastern launched a new website — www.northeastern.edu/veterans— that serves as a hub for veterans’ programs, the University’s Veterans Memorial, its centers for defense-related research and Northeastern’s ROTC program, one of the largest in New England.

Those interested in joining Team Northeastern for the ride may contact Amelia Brizicky at a.brizicky@neu.edu.