Former President George W. Bush is hosting his annual Warrior 100K bike ride for military veterans at his ranch west of Waco.
The 70-year-old Bush led a group of bicyclists that included 16 veterans on a ride Friday on his 1,600-acre ranch in Crawford.
The three-day event began Thursday and is in its sixth year. It's sponsored by the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.
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Bush said Friday that Americans have welcomed home veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars, but that more must be done to aid those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
"My advice to the new Commander-in-Chief is love the troops," Bush said. "These are extraordinary people. And not only love the troops -- and by love I mean support the troops -- but their families as well."
The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that assisting veterans with the transition back to civilian life has been a focus of the George W. Bush Institute, a think tank associated with his Dallas center.