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George W. Bush to ride with veterans


DALLAS (WKOW) -- Former President George W. Bush will embark on a three-day mountain bike ride next week in West Texas alongside 14 soldiers wounded while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The 62-mile ride will take place in the Big Bend region of Texas.  It begins Monday and will traverse both desert and mountainous terrain.

The "Warrior 100" -- called that because it covers about 100 kilometers, equal to 62 miles -- is part of an initiative of his presidential center in Dallas to highlight the work of people who help others.  Several organizations and groups that support wounded veterans will be represented on the ride.

The George W. Bush Presidential Center is under construction on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas and will include his library. It's expected to be finished in 2013.

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