FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials will welcome more than 40 injured veterans and their supporters as they cycle through the installation at 9:30 a.m. April 18 on the fourth day  of their six-day, 300-mile Texas Challenge 2019 ride, which will be held April 15-20 from Austin to Arlington.

The 2019 Texas Challenge is part of a larger program sponsored by Project Hero. Founded in 2008, Project Hero is a national non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans and first responders affected by Post Traumatic Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury. The project aims at achieving rehabilitation, recovery, and resilience in the participants’ daily lives.

Following a short media availability here, the riders will depart at 10 a.m. from the III Corps Headquarters building for the next leg of their journey to Waco, Texas.

Media desiring to cover the Fort Hood portion of the event should register at the Fort Hood Press Center here.

For more information media may contact the III Corps Public Affairs office at (254) 287-0106/9993. A Public Affairs representative will meet the media at the Marvin Leath Visitors Center at 8:45 a.m. for an escort on post.