October Honor Ride to provide bikes for wounded veterans in WNC

From a press release:

WHAT: The public is invited to ride in the Honor Ride Asheville to celebrate America’s war heroes. Cyclists of all skill levels can join in the fun and spirit of giving back on one of three WNC routes. All proceeds from the Honor Ride Asheville will go towards the purchase of adaptive bicycles for healing heroes in Western North Carolina. The race is sponsored locally by Liberty Bicycles and The Mann Group.

There are three route options of 25, 50, or 75 miles in length. Each ride begins and ends at Liberty Bicycles at the Parkway Center on Hendersonville Road.

Honor Rides are self-paced, non-competitive cycling events that raise awareness and funds for Ride 2 Recovery, a nonprofit organization that helps injured veterans improve their health and wellness through individual and group cycling programs at military bases and VA locations around the country.

There is no cost for injured veterans to participate. General public of all ages is invited to ride; registration fee is tax-deductible. More information can be found at: ride2recovery.com.

DATE: Sunday, October 13, 2013

12 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Packet Pick-up – Saturday October 12, 2013
7- 7:45 a.m.: Day-of-Ride Packet Pick-up
8:00 a.m.: Ride Start

Honor Ride Asheville starts and finishes at:
Liberty Bicycles at Parkway Center
378 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
(828) 274-2453

DETAILS: Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Participants may register by going to ride2recovery.com and clicking on Honor Ride Asheville.

Register before September 1 for the best rates! The cost is $65 per rider before September 1, $75 after September 1, day-of-ride $85; $50 each for teams of five or more registering by August 31, $60 each for those registering September 1 to day-of-ride, $70 day-of-ride. A portion of the registration fee is tax-deductible and includes tech shirt, route slip, SAG support, rest stops and post-ride activities. U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) helmets must be worn at all times by all riders.

To donate only, go to: http://www.active.com/donate/honorride2013

ABOUT: Ride 2 Recovery, a 501(c) 3, helps injured veterans improve their health and wellness through individual and group cycling programs at military bases, as well as on seven long-distance challenge events staged each year. Cycling has proven to be a catalyst in the recovery process by providing a new physical challenge while concurrently helping to cope with the mental challenges. Ride 2 Recovery major sponsors include UnitedHealthcare, Raleigh Bicycles, USO, United Airlines, U-Haul, Macy’s, Rudy Project, Saris Racks, and Heritage Bags.

For more information, visit Ride2Recovery or follow us on Facebook or Twitter at @Ride_2_Recovery.


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