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Injured Veterans To Cycle 375 Miles From Chicago To Detroit For The 2013 Great Lakes Ride 2 Recovery Challenge

More than 200 injured veterans and their supporters will set off Saturday, Aug. 24, on the UnitedHealthcare Ride 2 Recovery Great Lakes Challenge, a six-day, 375-mile bicycle ride from Chicago to Detroit.

The veterans have trained for this ride as a means to help build strength and conditioning, and also help overcome the emotional challenges many veterans face when returning home from service.

Great Lakes Challenge cyclists will start their journey with a ceremony at Soldier Field – home of the Chicago Bears – and ride east through Michigan with overnight stops in Michigan City, South Haven, Grand Rapids, East Lansing and Novi. The ride will conclude in Detroit Thursday, Aug. 29. To see daily stops and events along the route, or to sign up for the Great Lakes Challenge, click here for the online ride guide.

The public is encouraged to gather along the daily ride routes or at the hotels to support the cyclists.

“To me, Ride 2 Recovery means freedom. Sometimes you have to go along for the ride just to experience it,” said Jaime Cruz of Kalamazoo, U.S.M.C. retired and active duty Army Reserves. “There is a bond that forms with other riders because you are unquestionably in it together – suffering through the weather or hills that go on forever. My experience is different on every ride, with new people to ride with and new skills to learn. I always look forward to the next ride.”

Ride 2 Recovery supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs for injured veterans, featuring cycling as the core activity. From indoor spinning training at military installations to multiday, long-distance rides, Ride 2 Recovery helps injured veterans heal through the challenge of cycling long distances using hand cycles, recumbents, tandems and traditional road bikes.

“The UnitedHealthcare Challenge Series offers our healing heroes involved in the Project HERO program a way to get back in the game of life,” said John Wordin, president and founder, Ride 2 Recovery. “We have established 37 Project HERO program locations on military installations and at Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. Participants are evaluated and coached by the Ride 2 Recovery staff to rebuild strength and conditioning, while concurrently healing the effects of PTS (post traumatic stress), traumatic brain injuries and depression. Cycling is a powerful therapeutic exercise that they can do alone or in groups for the rest of their lives.”

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