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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

Texas Challenge

March 22 - 29, 2014 - Houston - Fort Worth, TX

Bluegrass Challenge

April 26 - May 3, 2014 - Cincinnati, OH - Nashville, TN

Memorial Challenge

May 25 - June 1, 2014 - Washington D.C. - Virginia Beach, VA

Normandy Challenge

July 17 - 28, 2014 - Normandy, FR

Minuteman Challenge

Sept. 6 - 13, 2014 - Boston to Fort Lee, NJ

California Challenge

Oct. 4 - 11, 2014 - Palo Alto - West Los Angeles, CA

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.

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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

Sample Event

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R2R Las Vegas MTB Adventure

January 26-29, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV

Women's Initiative- Spring

March 4-8, 2014 - New Orleans

Women's Initiative- Summer

June 2-6, 2014 - Fresno, CA

2014 Alaska MTB Adventure

June 27-July 2, 2014 - Anchorage, Alaska

INTERBIKE

Sept. 9, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nv

Women's Initative Fall Wonder Valley

October 19-23, 2014 - Fresno, Ca

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.

Latest News

Injured Veterans to Cycle 355 Miles from Waltham, Mass., to New York City for 2014 UnitedHealthcare Ride 2 Recovery Minuteman Challenge

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Cyclist Stories

Juan Carlos Hernandez

“When I ride my bike, I feel relaxed. Free. It’s as if nothing else in the world mattered,” says Juan Carlos Hernandez, a retired E-4/Specialist, Chinook Gunner Crewman, U.S. Army. “It helps keep my mind clear and focused. Riding my bicycle has dramatically helped me with my walking and my quick recovery; it has not only helped me physically but also mentally.”
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