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Las Vegas Veterans' Day highlighted with Honor Ride to support veterans rehabilitation
Cyclists riding to support Ride 2 Recovery's mental and physical rehabilitation programs featuring cycling as the core activity
Ride 2 Recovery, a national non-profit, benefits military mental and physical rehabilitation programs that feature cycling as the core activity. Funds raised by events, such as the Honor Ride Las Vegas, support the participation of injured veterans including the purchase of bikes, helmets and other equipment. Bikes are often custom-fitted to the physical needs of each rider.
The Honor Ride Las Vegas, in direct support of Ride 2 Recovery, will benefit injured veterans’ physical and mental rehabilitation. This event is a self-paced, non-competitive ride. Injured veterans and the general public can ride one of three distances - 13, 40 or 84 miles on Saturday, November 10. All three begin and end at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. The 40- and 84-mile routes will both include a lap at the Las Vegas Speedway and the longer route will bring cyclists to Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam.
"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."
Currently, special guests will include; Rules of Engagement star, Patrick Warburton, and NBC News Anchor Jim Snyder.
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 non-profit organization, 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.
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