Event Registration: Bluegrass Challenge
April 26 - May 3, 2014

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The Bluegrass Challenge moves to the spring in 2014 and promises beautiful roadside scenery in Kentucky.  Beginning in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sunday, April 27, the ride will head in a southwesterly direction for 375 miles through Carrollton, Louisville, Elizabethtown, Bowling Green and Clarksville before finishing in Nashville, Tennessee. 

This ride will be limited to 200 participants with a minimum $3,000 fee. Your $75 registration fee is applied to your total fee. As always, all healing heroes ride for free. There is an active duty Military or VA employee discount of 50%. The Participant riders will receive a Ride 2 Recovery jersey, socks, and T-shirt. The fee will also include 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.


Your online registration does not guarantee your participation.  Participation is by invitation only.  Contact your R2R Project Manager for more information.

This ride is rated Category "A" (difficult)

Invitational criteria may be based on one or more of the following:

1. Category (difficulty) of the ride

2. Participant's ability to successfully complete the ride

3. Participant's past history on R2R Challenges

4. Participation in Project Hero or Strava

5. Fundraising

Registration is OPEN

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Ride 2 Recovery Bluegrass Challenge April 26 - May 3, 2014 - Cincinnati, OH - Nashville, TN 

ONE DAY RIDE - Ride 2 Recovery One Day Ride - Bluegrass Challenge Challenge April 26 - May 3, 2014 - If you cannot join us for the whole ride, but would like to join us for ANY One Day during the tour.


$75 - Standard One Day Ride: includes event t-shirt, mechanical support, hydration / snacks

$200 - DELUXE Rider package: includes event t-shirt, mechanical support, hydration/snacks, and a "goodie bag" with a water bottle, pair of R2R socks, and limited edition R2R event jersey

$450 - OVERNIGHT Deluxe Rider Package (subject to availability): includes event t-shirt, mechanical support, hydration / snacks, "goodie bag" with water bottle, pair of R2R socks, and limited edition R2R jersey.  Also includes Hotel stay at host hotel (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) the night before the ride.  Dinner is also included with priority access to all nightly events.

$600 - OVERNIGHT Deluxe Rider Package with Transportation (subject to availability):  same as above, and after dinner, transportation will be provided back to the ride start.

If you are interested in one of these packages, please contact Juan Carlos Hernandez at juancarlos@ride2recovery.com




Ride Schedule 2014 Ride Guide Bluegrass Challenge

Cincinnati to Nashville - Bluegrass Challenge April 26 - May 3

April 26: Registration

April 27, Sunday, Day 1:  Cincinatti to Carrollton

April 28, Monday, Day 2:  Carrollton to Louisville

April 29, Tuesday, Day 3:  Louisville, KY to Ft. Knox (Elizabethtown)

April 30, Wednesday, Day 4:  Ft. Knox (Elizabethtown)to Bowling Green, KY

May 1, Thursday, Day 5:  Bowling Green to Oak Grove (Fort Campbell)

May 2, Friday, Day 6:  Oak Grove (Ft. Campbell) to Nashville, TN

May 3, Day 7:  TBD


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