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There's right now a dozen people are gearing up to bike all across the country in the goal here is to raise funds for.
A couple of foundations that support veterans families the warrior ride as it's known will begin on the West Coast a bit later today and -- at the World Trade Center in New York City.
September 30 Claudia Cowan is live -- beautiful Oceanside California with more on this hi Claudia.
Hi Greg you know promotes people flying across the country -- a grind -- imagine the physical and mental strength you would need.
To bike -- some 3200.
Miles from California to New York.
Today it's a job for the Marines.
While former marine discontinuing service to their country is about to hit the road.
In a show of endurance and friendship.
Twelve longtime buddies are participating in the 2012.
Warrior ride across America now this is a fund raiser for two organizations that support America's troops.
And give scholarships to the children of fallen heroes.
The annual ride began four years ago -- a way to turn and enthusiasm for biking.
Into a campaign to help fellow servicemen and women take a lesson.
We're going to be rotating who's driving.
Six and flat tire us making sure guys are getting proper nutrition and and hydrating.
Making sure people are resting at -- at the proper times.
And you know a lot of that ties into being unemployment being -- -- and -- -- -- part of -- -- Now these twelve will ride -- shipped.
From -- up to just past sun down and does the team they will cover 450.
And they hope to reach the 9/11 memorial at ground 01 week from tomorrow and does one writer told Lee just now when you heard it it's going to be something like a deployment.
You see that -- support vehicles here and -- mechanics and -- on hand as well to make sure that these writers.
-- get the nourishment and hydration that they need and that they get as much rest as they possibly can and other riders are hoping to raise a million dollars.
Through this charity effort there about a quarter of the way they're now and if you'd like to learn more about -- ride.
And if you'd like to make a donation go online to the Travis canyon foundation -- To the Marine Corps law enforcement foundation of those are that you charities.
Benefiting from this ride which Greg.
Gets underway in just under an hour you can see these gentlemen are getting ready they say they're up to the -- they've been training for six long months.
And will be here are covering the event when it gets going again in just under an hour what -- wonderful thing you're doing.
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