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About Project Hero

Who Are We Helping?

Ride 2 Recovery’s Project HERO (Healing Exercise Rehabilitation Opportunity) provides training and supports cycling programs at military hospitals, Army Warrior Transition Units, Marine Wounded Warrior Units and VA locations to help Healing Heroes overcome obstacles they face. Begun in November 2010 at Bethesda Naval Medical Center (now Walter Reed National Military Medical Center), Project HERO has proven the effectiveness of group riding in the rehabilitation of injured servicemen and women.  Cycling is an important part of the recovery and rehabilitation program for many reasons. Most importantly:

  1. Cycling is an activity in which almost all patients with physical and/or psychological disabilities can participate at their individual level.
     
  2. Ride 2 Recovery Project HERO provides expertise, training, events and site location support to promote a fuller recovery in the rehabilitation process.
     
  3. Specially adapted bikes are designed and built by Ride 2 Recovery staff to suit individuals’ needs, making it possible for almost everyone to participate in the program
     

PROJECT HERO MISSION

To make a difference in the lives of Healing Heroes by providing a routine rehabilitative cycling experience that will impact their lives forever

PROJECT HERO GOAL

To enhance, inspire, and challenge Healing Heroes’ rehabilitation by introducing them to Ride 2 Recovery which allows each person to set individual goals while working in a group. We will partner with the local facility staff and cadre to create a personalized and progressive cycling program that fits the needs of the patient population and will promote a fuller and quicker rehabilitation.




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About Challenges

Challenges are multi-day events that cover 350-450 miles. A Challenge will push the participant to their limit, both physically and mentally. Paid participation in a full Challenge ride includes hotel 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. You may also participate in any single day of a Challenge event.

About Honor Rides

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The Honor Rides Series raises awareness and is the funding arm for Ride 2 Recovery and gives the public the opportunity to ride with healing heroes and enlisted military on a non-competitive, fun ride. Close to 20 Honor Rides will take place throughout the year, with varying distances from 10 to 100 miles. All funds raised through the Honor Ride Series support Project Hero programs throughout the US.

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Ride 2 Recovery’s Project HERO (Healing Exercise Rehabilitation Opportunity) provides training and supports cycling programs at military hospitals and VA locations to help Healing Heroes overcome obstacles they face.Project HERO has proven the effectiveness of group riding in the rehabilitation of injured servicemen and women. Cycling is an important part of the recovery and rehabilitation program.

About Special Events

Vegas Mountain Bike Ride 2015

January 25 - 28, 2015 - Las Vegas, Nevada

Special Events are meant to provide a rehabilitative experience for Healing Heroes that is similar to Ride 2 Recovery’s Challenge Series but in a unique location with different and distinctive activities. Generally, these events require advanced fitness and abilities compared to the Challenge Series.

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Cyclist Stories

Delvin McMillian

Delvin McMillian had one question for the Ride 2 Recovery team, “how can I join the ride?” UnitedHealthcare employee, Walter Chwalik, told Delvin about Ride 2 Recovery and showed pictures from his ride in Florida. Our question at R2R was “how can we make a bike that will allow Delvin to ride independently?
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