August 7, 2015
When Zach Garner and his family needed a hand, the Task Force Dagger Foundation, consistent with their mission, provided.
The mission: "Task Force Dagger Foundation is dedicated to providing immediate assistance to wounded, ill, or injured soldiers and their families, and the families of casualties from the United States Army Special Operations Command."
More from Zach (via taskforcedagger.org/ride_to_valhalla.htm):
"I started leaning on the one thing I have always counted on, cycling. I slowly started to see an improvement and when my wife came to me and mentioned she saw it too, I realized that I was using my passion to heal myself. I then thought to myself, how can I use this to give back to the SOF community that has taken care of us for so long. I have a big passion to reach out and help soldiers that are in the same boat."
Zach and fellow verteran Adam Smith, two men who have given before, keep giving with a cross-country ride to raise funds and awareness for the Task Force Dagger Foundation. Along the way they hope to help other soldiers who, like themselves, continue to heal and transition to civilian life.
Follow Zach and Adam's progress on Facebook: facebook.com/TheGreenBeretAdventureTeam. (They're in Idaho as of this writing.)
Read all about the good work of the Task Force Dagger Foundation: taskforcedagger.org.
Read even more here: Erik's Bike Shop blog. (And yeah, you'll probably want one of those Viking t-shirts.)
Photos by Zach Garner and Adam Smith
Brink Kuchenbrod is Adventure Cycling's Digital Media Coordinator.