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About Project Hero

PROJECT HERO MISSION:

A groundbreaking veterans program that restores hope and purpose

 
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.

 
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 and veterans. 
 

      1. Ride 2 Recovery Project HERO provides expertise, training, events and site location support to promote recovery and rehabilitation

      2. R2R expert staff customize to suit individuals’ needs, making it possible for almost everyone to participate in the program

 
Results:
  • 55% of R2R participants that take prescription drugs have reduced or eliminated them
  • Increased ability to perform normal day to day activities
  • Speedier recovery from injuries or conditions
  • Improved general health and fitness
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved sleep

 

 




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About Challenges

Gulf Coast Challenge

February 28 - March 7, 2015 - Atlanta, Georgia - New Orleans, LA

Texas Challenge

April 18 - 25, 2015 - Houston - Fort Worth, TX

Memorial Challenge

May 24 - 30, 2015 - Arlington - Virginia Beach

Germany Challenge

July 2 - 13, 2015 - Germany - Holland

Army vs. Navy Challenge

September 25 - October 3, 2015 - West Point - Annapolis, MD

California Challenge

October 17 - 24, 2015 - Palo Alto - Santa Monica, 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.

About Honor Rides

Awareness and Fundraising

Individual & Team Registration Info

Key Things to Know about An Honor Ride

Honor Ride Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

About Project Hero

PROJECT HERO MISSION:

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Who We Are

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Riding & Volunteering

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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

Sample Event

Datetext Goeshere Too - Mpls, MN

Women Initiative - Spring

May 4 - 7, 2015 - Tahoe

Vegas Mountain Bike Ride 2015

January 25 - 28, 2015 - Las Vegas, Nevada

SPS CYCLISTS RIDE ACROSS AMERICA

June 10-July 29, 2015 -

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

200-plus veterans to Ride 2 Recovery on April 21

More than 200 injured veterans will ride April 21 through Killeen on the nearly 500-mile Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge.
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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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