Clycling Grandmother Aims to Set World Record While Raising Money for Military Families


Grandmother Cindy Norris from Reno, Nevada, sets a goal to raise $100,000 to pay for “Cradle to Career” education needs for children of fallen servicemembers.

Tampa, Florida Jul 6, 2022 ( – The Special Operations Warrior Foundation proudly highlights Cynthia (Cindy) Norris as she attempts to break a Guinness World Record which will take her across America in a 4,280-mile ride departing on Friday, July 8 at Pier 2, Kiwanis Waterfront Park in Anacortes, Washington to Henlopen State Park, Delaware making her the oldest woman at 67 years to have accomplished this feat.

Major General Clay Hutmacher, President, and CEO of the Foundation said, “The Special Operations community embraces the bonds formed during times of challenge and adversity and appreciates the intense drive to push one’s limits to accomplish great tasks. We applaud Cindy’s efforts on her noble goal on behalf of the children of our fallen Special Operations Personnel.”

“Every child of a fallen Special Operator deserves the greatest opportunity for future success,” explained Cindy Norris.

Her goal is to inspire others to foster support for the surviving children of America’s fallen and severely wounded Special Operations Personnel by raising money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. SOWF honors the legacy of America’s Special Operations Forces by providing full education and additional educational opportunities “cradle to career” (preschool – college), for the surviving children of Special Operations Forces lost in the line of duty and children of all Medal of Honor Recipients.

Cindy’s support team includes her husband, Rick Norris, a former Green Beret, as well as numerous world-renown cycling experts including Amanda Coker, a professional rider for Team Virginia Blue Ridge Twenty24 Women’s Cycling Team owned by Nicola Cranmer and World Ultra Cycling Recordholder (over 500 miles in 24 hours); Meg Fisher, a member of the Team USA Paralympic Cycling Team and winner of gold, two silver, and bronze medals; Thaise Mollet, Doctor of Physical Therapy to the U.S. Olympic Cycling Team; and Jeffrey Ritter, winner of the 2019 National and World Ultra Cyclist Championship Time Trials.



Special Operations Warrior Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that ensures complete post-secondary educational support and additional educational opportunities “cradle to career,” for the surviving children of fallen Special Operations Forces and children of all Medal of Honor Recipients; and provides immediate financial assistance to severely wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations Personnel–today and in the future. Learn more by visiting





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