According to a 2013 VA study, 22 of America’s military veterans commit suicide every day! 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are significant drivers

of these suicides.  You can help save a veteran's life!

Cross-Country Bicycle Tour

Trans-America Cycling has recruited a cadre of cyclists for a cross-country bicycle tour 3000 plus miles across the USA from San Diego, CA to St. Augustine, FL, from April 1 to May 18, 2019.  The Save-22-a-Day Trans-America Bicycle Tour will raise awareness of US military veterans’ high suicide rate, an astounding 22 veteran suicides per day.  PTSD and TBI are strong drivers of the suicides.  The problem is immense.  Over 3 million U.S. military personnel have participated in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan alone since 2001, and over 500,000 have PTSD and other mental health problems as a result.  The tour promotes veterans’ charities offering solutions to the problems and has chosen TADSAW, a  charity committed to veteran suicide prevention, to benefit from the ride.  On our route we will pass many communities with a large military presence and veterans in need.


TADSAW: Veterans Charity

TRAIN A DOG SAVE A WARRIOR (TADSAW), a 501(c)(3) organization, is a service organization that is combating the veteran suicide phenomena.  TADSAW arranges for a suitable dog and provides training needed for the veteran and dog to become an accredited Warrior/Service Dog Team.  The dog is trained at no cost to the veteran as a Medical Alert Service Dog under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  TADSAW has trained and accredited over 950 service dog teams for veterans.  The cost of training one veteran service dog team is $2500, and we hope to raise funds during this challenging adventure to train many more teams, so that the total number of accredited TADSAW veteran service dog teams can exceed over 1000 during our bicycle tour!


The TADSAW website explains how the process works and the life-changing healing benefits provided to the veteran:

See a video about the benefits of TADSAW service dogs:


For information or TADSAW application


TADSAW Program Director

Bart Sherwood

210-643-2901 |

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