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Training Camps and Materials

Find information about our Project HERO Training Camps, tips on staying healthy and basic guidlines for developing a training program to help prepare for an R2R Challenge.


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USING THE GEARS ON YOUR BIKE

An introduction to shifting for beginners and newer riders participating in Project HERO or week-long R2R Challenges.

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Training Camps

Learn How To Enhance Your Local Program

One representative from each of our Project HERO locations attends this three to four day cycling Training Camp twice a year to strengthen their individual cycling programs through learning basic and advanced bicycle maintenance skills, training and nutrition to promote a fuller and quicker rehabilitation.

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8 week Training Program

For A Road Bike

Road Bike 8 week Training Program (This information is adapted from the Road Bike Training book by Fred Matheny)

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Sports Nutrition

For The Ride 2 Recovery Cyclist

Nutrition is an important key to your fitness level. It takes effort to think about the food that you put in your body. It takes dedication and planning to time the intake of your food.

Video: Sports Nutrition Before A Ride

Presented by Lori Castro



Video: Sports Nutrition During a Ride

Presented by Lori Castro



Video: Sports Nutrition After A Ride

Presented by Lori Castro



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Sports Nutrition Plan






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About Challenges

Beaches to Peaches

March 5 - 12, 2017 - Jacksonville, FL - Atlanta, GA

The Challenge Series is an incredible event that brings together injured veterans, active military and public supporters in a multi-day journey that covers hundreds of miles and is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

About Honor Rides

Awareness and Fundraising

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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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Real Veterans. Real Recovery.

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Ride 2 Recovery’s Project HERO (Healing Exercise Rehabilitation Opportunity) Provides training and support for community based programs. 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 and recovery of injured servicemembers.

About Special Events

Vegas Mountain Bike Ride 2017

Jan. 29 - Feb. 1, 2016 - Las Vegas, Nevada

Special Events are meant to provide a rehabilitative experience for Healing Heroes that is similar to the 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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The UnitedHealthcare Beaches To Peaches Challenge

Combating PTSD and TBI-related Mental Health Issues
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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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