January 10, 2019

The Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride will take place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12, in the Upper, Middle and Lower Keys.

This year, 47 wounded warriors will participate — 18 women and 29 men, all military veterans from 12 states as well as the District of Columbia, some just out of the hospital for the first time. More than 200 patriotic banners and yellow ribbons will line U.S. 1 and downtown Key West.

Motorists should take extra time to get to their destination, as U.S. 1 will remain open for the Soldier Ride.

Motorists should be patient, use caution and realize there may be rolling lane shifts in traffic. Motorists are asked to take special notice of the Seven-Mile Bridge ride on Friday afternoon.