Riding for a Cause – FlagandBanner.com Supports Cross Country Bike Tour for Vets

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Arkansas' FlagandBanner.com teams up with the You Matter Bike Tour that begins April 22 in New York and ends July 4 in California.

Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com teams up with You Matter Bike Tour, a cross country bicycle tour that leaves from Long Beach, NY and ends at Long Beach, CA to support the nation’s veterans with traumatic brain injuries and PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

Ken Carr, one of the organizers and cyclists who suffered a traumatic brain injury during his military service said, “We are riding to raise awareness of veterans suffering with the invisible wounds of war and to raise as much money as possible to help build nine state-of-the-art special treatment centers for veterans suffering with TBI’s [Traumatic Brain Injuries] and PTSD.”

The group has partnered with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund to insure that 100% of all the funds raised will go directly toward the design and construction of the facilities.

Kerry McCoy, owner of FlagandBanner.com said, “We are proud to be a sponsor of such a worthwhile cause - helping our brave men and women in uniform who sacrifice so much for our nation. We are looking forward to following along the riders’ 5,000 mile trek and we will be posting updates on our own Facebook account to let our customers easily follow along as well.”

Arkansas’ Flag and Banner started in 1975 as a one woman door-to-door business selling the most patriotic of America’s symbols – the red, white and blue U.S. flag. During the past 39 years Arkansas’ Flag and Banner grew from that one woman show to a multi-million dollar distributor, retailer, and manufacturer. In 1995 they became an internet retailer. In 2000, the company officially began marketing as simply FlagandBanner.com.

The You Matter riders will leave Long Beach, NY on April 22, 2014 and will be traveling roughly 75 miles per day until they reach their destination. The ride will pass through towns of all sizes all across America and stop to admire and visit with people at the U.S.S. Intrepid Museum, the Liberty Bell, various Veterans’ hospitals in Kentucky and other states, Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco and finally arrive in Long Beach, CA at the Queen Mary on July 4th.

Arkansas’ FlagandBanner.com provided the bike tour with bicycle flagpoles and hardware and some miniature flags to hand out to children and others on stops along the way.

Carr approached FlagandBanner.com’s marketing department with a request for bicycle flagpoles on April 9, 2014 because, “You were the only place we found that still carries bike poles!” FlagandBanner.com is one of the few flag dealers in the nation to still carry bicycle flagpoles and the company as a whole was glad to provide them to Carr’s group. “It is a pleasure to work with groups such as the You Matter Bike Tour group. We are glad that our product was something they could certainly use for this event. Ken worked with our marketing department and the poles were shipped out just 3 business days after his initial call for our help,” McCoy stated.

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