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Ride along with Veteran Jens Sondergaard

By Richard Rhinehart

June 27, 2014, Binghamton, New York – World T.E.A.M. Sports’ CanAm Veterans’ Challenge team is riding south into Pennsylvania today, leaving behind New York state on their nearly 800 mile journey from the Parliament in Ottawa, Ontario to the Capitol of the United States in Washington, D.C.

Jens Sondergaard and his hand cycle.
Jens Sondergaard on his hand cycle June 26. Photograph by Brinson Langley.

Today’s ride to Wilkes-Barre, in Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley along the Susquehanna River, is the longest of the two-week CanAm, at 90 miles. There is a 20 percent chance of showers in the afternoon, with a high in the mid-80s, so undoubtedly the riders will prefer to reach their evening hotel in Wilkes-Barre prior to any precipitation.

To experience what the CanAm Veterans’ Challenge offers to the participants, ride along with Danish veteran Jens Sondergaard, who uses his Wolturnus hand cycle. He’s posted a short YouTube video showing the excitement of a fast downhill run with little traffic, other than a fellow team member.

As always, follow the team along on the ride with our live GPS tracking page.

Danish Army Veteran Jens Sondergaard Ready to Ride

Jens Sondergaard.
Danish Army veteran Jens Sondergaard at Army headquarters. Photograph courtesy Jens Sondergaard.

Ottawa, Ontario, June 13, 2014 – In addition to the Canadian and American veterans riding in the inaugural CanAm Veterans’ Challenge, Danish Army veteran Jens Sondergaard is traveling from Denmark to Ottawa for the 18 day ride between capitals.

Jens explains that the Danish flag on his hand cycle in this image is special. “It has been running on two sled teams of Greenland with the Danish Sirius Patrol,” Jens reports. “I will be riding with the flag the last ten miles in Washington at the 4th of July.”

Jens rode with World T.E.A.M. Sports at the Face of America ride from the Pentagon to Gettysburg in late April 2014, so this will be his second event with the national non-profit organization.