The Ride 2 Recovery is an event designed to bring veterans, celebrities, athletes, and hundreds/thousands of participants together to help injured heroes return to a life free of the mental and physical toll that they have taken.
There are four main multi day rides scheduled and several one day “CycleFests”. Ride 2 Recovery is currently looking for local event directors for the one day CycleFests. Event promotors, with the support of Ride 2 Recovery, will organize one day events in their own town. Events may include various length rides (i.e. 20 mi, 50 mi, 100K, 100mi) and have any elements such as entertainment, expos or anything else to make their CycleFest memorable.
If you are interested in becoming a Ride 2 Recovery CycleFest Director, please go here for more information.
Hit ‘more‘ for Schedule of Multi-day Events, and a R2R Commercial run during the Tour de France…
The rides will be limited to 200 participants with a minimum donation. The riders will receive a Ride 2 Recovery jersey, socks, and T-shirt. The donation will also include housing, limited rider support, luggage transportation (70lbs max), daily route guides, marked course, rest stops, snacks, meals. There may also be nighttime entertainment on selected evenings.
Ride 2 Recovery Golden State Challenge Event Page
Oct 4 – 10, 2009- San Francisco to L.A.
Ride 2 Recovery Florida Challenge Event Page
December 12 – 17, 2009 – Tampa Bay to Jacksonville, FL
Ride 2 Recovery Don’t Mess With Texas Challenge Event Page
Mar. 29 – Apr. 3, 2010 – BAMC to Arlington, TX
Ride 2 Recovery Memorial Challenge Event Page
May 31 – June 5, 2010 – Wash. DC to Virginia Beach, VA
“Getting together in groups and the resulting social connection is the royal road to recovery for combat veterans with psychological injuries”, Dr. Jonathan Shay ( PTSD expert and VA psychiatrist). Quoted in NY Times Jan. 2008