Soldier Ride the Hamptons Returns to Amagansett, Sag Harbor This Weekend

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Michael Heller photo.
Michael Heller photo.
Michael Heller photo.

Soldier Ride The Hamptons returns this weekend, with fundraiser bicycle rides and walks to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project in both Sag Harbor and Amagansett.

Opening ceremonies in Sag Harbor start at 8 a.m. on Saturday in Marine Park. A tribute to Lance Corporal Jordan C. Haerter will follow at 10:30 a.m., followed by a “lap of heroes” at 11 a.m. down Main Street in the village. In Amagansett, the opening ceremonies start at 8:30 a.m. at the Amagansett Farm at 551 Montauk Highway, where the ride begins and ends, and where a DJ will offer post-ride music at a community picnic open to all from noon to 4 p.m. The event will end with a free concert by The Nancy Atlas Project and friends at Amagansett Square starting at 6 p.m.

Participants have a choice of a 30-or 60-mile bike ride or a 5k morning walk in Sag Harbor or Amagansett. Registration is available at www.soldierride.org/thehamptons .

New this year will be prizes for the most patriotic sideline supporters, with riders choosing their favorites. The grand prize will be dinner for four at a local restaurant.

Nicholas Kraus, one of the event’s founders, will screen a documentary he is making about the ride at 8 p.m. on Friday at Amagansett Square.

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