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Ride 2 Recovery Day 5: Pismo to Solvang

Today the R2R gang headed out towards the Danish tourist town of Solvang. But first, the kids of Oceana Elementary in Pismo came out in full force to cheer on the riders. Today featured a special American Legion Post 534

Ride 2 Recovery Day 4: Guest Blogger Kristy Swanson!

Hello, Everyone following us! Today was my first day on the ride, riding from San Simeon to Pismo Beach. I cannot even describe what a rush it is to ride along side our Wounded Warriors; it is an absolute Honor!

We Want You! Oct 10th: The Warriors Are Coming

WE WANT YOU! Want a chance to show your appreciation for those that have served our country? The opportunity is here. On Saturday, Oct. 10, more than 150 wounded heroes will complete a 7-day, 475-mile journey from San Francisco to

Ride 2 Recovery Day 3: BIG!

Peter Gabriel once sang about the Big time. He probably did not have Big Sur in mind when he wrote that song, but it sure came to mind today as we set off from Carmel on our way to San

Ride 2 Recovery Day 2: Go Ahead, Make My Day

Santa Cruz to Carmel: What can you say about a day in the saddle that anyone in the world would love to experience? The icing on the cake was a dinner at Clint Eastwood’s Carmel Mission Ranch. The whole day

Ride 2 Recovery Day 1: How Do You Know?

A therapeutic challenge: Veterans with physical, mental injuries will bike from San Francisco to Los Angeles. To Support Our Wounded Vets. Day one of the 2nd annual Golden State Challenge with more than 150 participants headed of from the San

Ride 2 Recovery: Day 6 — Hampton to Virginia Beach

Join us for our next events: California Challenge – Oct. 4-10 Florida Challenge – Dec. 12-17 Day 6 was set to be a 35-mile ride from Hampton to Virginia Beach. During the course of the ride, the riders would be

Ride 2 Recovery: Day 5 — Williamsburg to Hampton‏

Join us for our next events: California Challenge – Oct. 4-10 Florida Challenge – Dec. 12-17 Day 5 – Williamsburg to Hampton saw the return of Patty Collins to the Ride. Patty has been very motivational for all of us

Ride 2 Recovery: Day 4 – Richmond to Williamsburg

Day 4 started off with a visit from Virginia Governor Tim Kaine. The Governor has been pushing many Veteran’s benefit programs as Virginia has a large military presence. Gov. Kaine is also a cycling enthusiast and pledged to take part

Ride 2 Recovery: Day 3 — Fredericksburg to Richmond‏

Day 3 started with a great weather report as the front that threatened rain had passed thru and the weather was mid 70’s, perfect for a great ride though the Virginia countryside. The 65 mile ride to Richmond along a

Ride 2 Recovery: Day 2 Manassas to Fredericksburg‏

The Riders awoke to cloudy skies and occasional rain. Not exactly the way everyone hoped to start day 2 of the Memorial Challenge. With group morale at a high level, the riders and staff actually looked forward towards the ride

Ride 2 Recovery Memorial Challenge: Day 1 – DC to Manassas‏

The Ride 2 Recovery kicked-off today with a ride from the National Memorial Parade to Manassas. The 50 mile journey, with about 2,000′ of climbing, would take the riders down the beautiful George Washington Parkway, past Mount Vernon and the

Ride 2 Recovery: Memorial Challenge

National Memorial Concert The second annual Ride 2 Recovery Memorial Challenge is from May 25-30. For the first time, the event started with a cycling clinic featuring Olympic cyclist Wayne Stetina and former Mercury Cycling Team mechanic Scott Moro. With

Profiles in Courage: Army Spouse Edition

What does it mean to be an Army Spouse during the War on Terror? In this edition of Profiles in Courage, we will take a look at one such Army Spouse story, that of Kim McNaughton, wife of Mike McNaughton.

Profiles in Courage: Major General David Blackledge

General David Blackledge (rt) in Iraq Major General David Blackledge is not a superhero. He’s a human hero. In February of 2004, Major General Blackledge’s convoy was ambushed in Iraq. The interpreter, who was sitting next to him, was shot

R2R Texas Challenge: Day 6 — W. Encourages Wounded Warriors

The day got off to a great start when former President George Bush showed up to visit the wounded warriors and give us a big sendoff on our way to Arlington and Texas Rangers Ballpark. The weather again cooperated with

R2R Texas Challenge: Day 5 Waco to Cleburne – WOW!

Day 5 felt a bit different. Maybe it was the fact that we did not have 40-50 mph crosswinds, or perhaps it was the larger than expected turnout of American Legion Riders, but all of the riders could tell that

Day 3 Austin to Ft. Hood: Night of Stars‏

It was the start of another great day in Texas as the R2R group was strengthened by the arrival of several new riders including Preston from the League of American Bicyclist, Ryan from Team Astana, and 12 members of the

Profiles in Courage: U.S. Army LTC Patricia S. Collins

Welcome to PROFILES IN COURAGE, a series of articles profiling the courage and honor from some of the many Wounded Heroes that Road 2 Recovery has come in contact with. It is an honor and privilege to have worked with

Profiles in Courage: Major Kent Solheim

Welcome to PROFILES IN COURAGE, a series of articles profiling the courage and honor from some of the many Wounded Heroes that Road 2 Recovery has come in contact with. It is an honor and privilege to have worked with

Profiles in Courage: Sgt. Noah Galloway

Welcome to PROFILES IN COURAGE, a series of articles profiling the courage and honor from some of the many Wounded Heroes that Road 2 Recovery has come in contact with. It is an honor and privilege to have worked with

Profile in Courage: Mike McNaughton

Welcome to Profiles In Courage, a series of articles profiling the courage and honor from some of the many Wounded Heroes that Road 2 Recovery has come in contact with. It is an honor and privilege to have worked with

Ride 2 Recovery: Profiles in Courage

Welcome to the first in a series of articles profiling courage and honor from some of the many Wounded Heroes Road 2 Recovery has come in contact with. It’s an honor and privilege to have worked with these brave men