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Ride 2 Recovery: Honor Ride Lake Tahoe

On May 8, Ride 2 Recovery - Honor Ride Lake Tahoe rolls through beautiful South Lake Tahoe.

The honor ride will leave just after the start of Stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race and travels out and back for 19 miles along the challenging and scenic course. This self-paced, non-competitive ride is designed to raise awareness and funding for Ride 2 Recovery.

Ride 2 Recovery is a unique mental and physical rehabilitation and recovery program for veterans. The Warriors are able to adapt, improvise, and overcome the issues they face. But how is it that cycling can help the healing process of a veteran? In the Ride 2 Recovery program, many patients with physical and/or psychological disabilities can still ride a bike. The teamwork, trust, focus, health and nutrition required to ride a bike helps the healing process, promoting a fuller recovery.

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Cyclists ride 67 miles from Gilroy to Carmel, Calif. during the 2014 Ride 2 Recovery California Challenge presented by UnitedHealthcare. As a 501(c)(3) organization, R2R helps injured active duty service members and veterans improve their health and wellness through individual and group cycling.

By providing an impactful and life-changing experience through cycling, Ride 2 Recovery has experienced real results. Since 2008, 55% of R2R participants that take prescription drugs have reduced or eliminated them, and participants have shown an increased ability to perform normal day to day activities, a faster recovery from injuries or conditions, improvement of general health and fitness, and reduction of pain and improvement in their sleep.

ride 2 recovery 2014

Cyclists ride 67 miles from Gilroy to Carmel, Calif. during the 2014 Ride 2 Recovery California Challenge presented by UnitedHealthcare. As a 501(c)(3) organization, R2R helps injured active duty service members and veterans improve their health and wellness through individual and group cycling.

The Honor Ride Lake Tahoe is a memorable and touching experience that gives the public the opportunity to participate and become a part of the healing process of these heroes and enlisted military. Riding is open to the general public, and veterans, first responders, and active duty military are encouraged to participate. Registration is available online or onsite at Heavenly Mountain Resort, 3860 Saddle Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA before the ride on Friday, May 8.

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Georgette Hartley

Georgette loves adventuring outdoors and can usually be found exploring the trails, lakes, and peaks of the Sierra Nevada with her family.

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