BENEFITING: Ride 2 Recovery
EVENT DATE: Sep 11, 2011
In honor of the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, a special edition Ride 2 Recovery Challenge event will be held. The ride will be 8 days and approx. 530 miles.
Participants will include survivors, family members, and first responders from 9-11, wounded heroes from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the general public.
The ride will begin on 9-11-11 from Liberty State Park in view of the World Trade Center site and head west to the United 93 Memorial in Shanksville, PA. From there, the participants will head to the finish at the Pentagon Memorial. Along the way, riders will cross the Delaware River at Washington’s Crossing, stop in Philly, ride thru Valley Forge and Gettysburg and many other historical sites of our Country’s history.
The Ride 2 Recovery is produced by the Fitness Challenge Foundation, (501c3) in partnership with the military and VA Volunteer Service Office, to benefit mental and physical rehabilitation programs for our country's wounded veterans that feature cycling as the core activity.
Held in partnership with the Fitness Challenge Foundation, the R2R raises money to support Spinning® Recovery Labs and outdoor cycling programs at Military and VA locations around the U.S. to help injured veterans overcome obstacles they face. Cycling is an important part of the recovery and rehabilitation program for two reasons:
1. Cycling is an activity that almost all patients with mental and physical disabilities can participate.
2. Participation in the Road 2 Recovery Program helps speed up the recovery and rehabilitation process.
Supporters include United Healthcare, the USO and the American Legion Family.