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Penske Truck Rental Sponsors 2012 Sea to Shining Sea Bicycle Ride

Penske Truck Rental is sponsoring the secondSea to Shining Sea cross-country bicycle ride with wounded warriors from America’s military. The event is a creation of World T.E.A.M. Sports, a non-profit that organizes athletic events for disabled and able bodied citizens.


This year’s ride will depart San Francisco on May 28, and arrive in Virginia Beach, Va., on July 28. The ride includes disabled veterans from all services, who will ride bicycles, hand cycles and recumbents on a nearly 4,000 mile cross-country journey through 14 states.

Cities included in this year’s ride: Reno, Nev.; Salt Lake City; Denver; Colorado Springs, Colo.; St. Louis; Cincinnati; Pittsburgh; Washington D.C.; and Richmond, Va.

“We’re very pleased to support this exciting cross-country journey,” said Don Mikes, senior vice president of rental for Penske Truck Leasing. “It is a great celebration of these proud men and women who have served our country so admirably.”

Participants of the Sea to Shining Sea ride include veterans who live with disabilities, and have served America, in wars from Afghanistan and Iraq to Vietnam.

“Support from an organization like Penske Truck Rental means so much to this group of riders who will dedicate two months of their lives to crossing the country they defended,” said World T.E.A.M. Sports president and CEO Paul Tyler.

Penske Truck Rental provides do-it-yourself movers with clean, well-maintained and reliable trucks as well as moving equipment, packing supplies and accessories. Penske also offers military members discounted truck rentals. For more information, visit http://www.ditymove.com/.

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By “Move Ahead” Staff