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Meet the Team

Meet The Team That Makes It All Happen

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John Wordin

President and Founder

818.888.7091 ext. 113

The Founder and President of the Fitness Challenge Foundation, home of the Ride 2 Recovery program. John was an avid high school and college athlete, earning a scholarship to play football at Cal State Northridge. Upon graduating at 260+ lbs., he decided he needed to make some changes to his lifestyle. In less than a year, John was down to 220 lbs.by increasing his physical activity and to 185 lbs. in 16 months. This led to a career as a professional cyclist including participation in 3 US Olympic Trials and a Bronze medal in the 1989 US National Championships.

John was the director of the dominant Mercury Cycling Team, which won 535 races in a 5 year span from 1998 - 2002 and was named VeloNews Team of the Year a record 7 consecutive times.

Jaimie Lynch

Executive Assistant

Executive Team

John West

Sr. VP of Marketing


Tiffini Skuce


Program Events Team

Joe Coddington


Jen Goodbody


Farren Brown

Hospitality and Event Coordinator

Kristen Beck

Rider Experience/Community Outreach

818-888-7091 ext. 108

Robert Keating

Delta Force Group Leader

Honor Ride Team

Jack Shepard

Honor Ride Operations

Emily Granacher

Honor Ride Event Manager

Noele Wayne

Event Manager

Project Hero

Ray Clark

Program Manager- WRNMMC

Jamie Rhin

West Region Program Manager

Jason Whitman

Program Manager- Ohio

Nathan DeWalt

Program Manager

Jayme Brown

Central Region Program Manager


Aries Miclat

Equipment Manager

Michael Manning

Equipment Assistant

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2015 Year End Report

The Ride 2 Recovery Numbers

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

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.

Project Hero Magazine

Real Veterans. Real Recovery.

About Project Hero


Meet the Team

Who We Are


Training Camps and Materials

How do I get involved

Riding & Volunteering

Success Stories



Support Project Hero

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.

Latest News

The UnitedHealthcare Beaches To Peaches Challenge

Combating PTSD and TBI-related Mental Health Issues

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?