“Beartooth Challenge” Aids Wounded Veterans

Written by on September 9, 2019

A group of bicyclists from the east coast were in Cody Friday raising money to help disabled veterans.

They were representing the charitable organization Operation Second Chance, and participating in the “Beartooth Challenge”, a three-day, 210-mile bike ride between Cody, Red Lodge and Cooke City.

Clark Wagner, a Casper native who lives in Virginia, says that the participants in the Beartooth Challenge have raised over ten thousand dollars for the charity that has been named one of the top ten wounded veteran charities in the nation.

Wagner says that the six riders who came to Cody Friday as part of the challenge are just a portion of the group – other riders include disabled veterans. And the Beartooth Challenge is just one of many fundraisers that have raised over $3 million dollars in the last year and a half.

Wagner points out that the money raised goes directly to veterans for assistance, adding that anyone can donate to their effort by going to the website beartoothchallenge.org, or visiting their Facebook page.


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