Bush To Finish 100K Bike Race For Wounded Soldiers

TERLINGUA, Texas (AP) - Former president George W. Bush will finish a 100 kilometer mountain bike race across Big Bend National Park on Wednesday, along with 14 members of the armed forces who
have suffered serious wounds in Iraq or Afghanistan.

The 3-day-long Warrior 100 race started Monday and will finish Wednesday. Bush is expected to deliver remarks on the race and his commitment to soldiers that have been injured in combat.

The 14 soldiers are members of the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping rehabilitate soldiers wounded in service after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The race also marks the inauguration of the Bush Institute Social Enterprise initiative, an effort to promote the efforts of citizens that find innovative ways to help their communities.