Occoquan will welcome the first Warrior Ride to the town on Oct. 4, according to a statement from acting town manager and chief of police Sheldon Levi.
Sponsored by Comfort for America's Uniformed Services (CAUSE), Army veterans Darrel and Roseann Mooney have biked from Washington State on a tandem to raise awareness for PTSD, TBI and service injuries. Occoquan is the last stop before DC.
“We’re honored to be included in this effort,” Occoquan Mayor Earnie Porta said. “This is both a great accomplishment by the Mooneys and a worthy cause that they are supporting. I want to thank not only CAUSE for including us, but Vice-Mayor Liz Quist, who has worked with CAUSE for many years. This is the sort of thing that the entire community can enthusiastically get behind.”
The town will hold an arrival ceremony at 5 p.m. in Mamie Davis Park. The ceremony will include music and free food and drinks, and is open to the public.
"For those who cannot attend on Friday there will be another opportunity to support the effort by seeing the couple off from Mamie Davis Park at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning with a team of more than thirty riders as they begin the last leg of their journey," the statement read.