Based in Chicago, Illinois, Ted Gladson is the founder and former president of Gladson Interactive, and was inducted into the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame for his work with the store design and merchandising company. Outside of his professional life, Chicago’s Ted Gladson is a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project, which strives to help wounded service members readjust to life at home.
One of the Wounded Warrior Project’s many programs is its Soldier Ride, a four-day cycling excursion open to all veterans who qualify for WWP assistance. The Soldier Ride welcomes riders of all skill and ability levels, offering adaptive cycles for riders with a disability or limiting injury.
The four-day event starts with a lunch and bike fitting before warriors spend the evening getting to know their fellow service members who will accompany them on the ride. The second day features a 10 to 15-mile ride designed to give each warrior the chance to evaluate their bike for day three’s longer ride.
On day three, warriors are invited to challenge themselves with the program’s main ride, which consists of 15 to 20 miles of riding or more. Finally, day four ends with a breakfast event and farewell gathering. To learn more about the Wounded Warrior Project and its Soldier Ride program, visit the organization online at woundedwarriorproject.org.