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Injured Veterans to Participate in Ride 2 Recovery’s Las Vegas Honor Ride on Nov. 10
Ride 2 Recovery and UnitedHealthcare have announced Las Vegas Honor Ride, a one-day cycling event Saturday, Nov. 10, in Las Vegas, NV, to support injured veterans’ rehabilitation.
By: Ed Mueller, Xtreme Average Multisports
More than 100 cyclists, including injured veterans riding hand cycles, recumbents and traditional bicycles, are expected to participate in the ride that is also open to the public. Participants will have the option to ride 16, 40, or 70 miles in the ride that starts at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Ride 2 Recovery benefits military mental and physical rehabilitation programs that feature cycling as the core activity. Funds raised by events such as the Honor Ride support participating veterans including the purchase of bikes, helmets and other equipment. Bikes are often custom-fitted to each rider’s physical needs. UnitedHealthcare is the 2012 presenting sponsor of Ride 2 Recovery’s cycling challenges across the United States and in Europe.
Local Las Vegas triathlon club, Xtreme Average, a group founded by Navy veterans to support military aid organizations, will be fielding a team at the Honor Ride and currently has riders registered from both the local community as well as areas such as Lemoore, CA and Reno, NV.
"Xtreme Average was founded by Navy retirees to provide the type of athletic club where everyone could participate and make positive changes in their life," says Ed Mueller, co-founder of the group and a 20-year Navy veteran, "In our goal as a club to do what we could to support military organizations, Ride 2 Recovery was the natural first choice, and we're extremely proud to be doing our part to support this organization."
To register for the ride, please visit: http://www.active.com/
To find out more about Ride 2 Recovery or to find out about upcoming rides in your area, visit http://www.ride2recovery.com.
About Ride 2 Recovery
Ride 2 Recovery, a 501(c) 3, helps injured veterans improve their health and wellness through individual and group cycling. Cycling has proven to be a catalyst in the recovery process by providing a new physical challenge while concurrently helping to cope with the psychological challenges.
UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 650,000 physicians and care professionals and 5,000 hospitals nationwide. UnitedHealthcare serves more than 38 million people and is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group , a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company.
About Xtreme Average
Founded by two Navy retirees, Xtreme Average has the goal of helping people lead healthier lives through attainable physical activity. While the club is a triathlon and multisport club, their day-to-day workouts consist of activities that allow people of all ability levels to successfully participate in ongoing activities such as group bike rides and runs, while providing support and motivation. Xtreme Average makes a point to assist veterans through athletic events, such as Ride 2 Recovery, that support military veterans organizations. Their web site is http://www.XtremeAverage.org
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