Event Registration: Bluegrass Challenge
April 26 - May 3, 2014

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Information and Registration Ride Overview

The Bluegrass Challenge moves to the spring in 2014 and promises beautiful roadside scenery in Kentucky.  Beginning in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sunday, April 27, the ride will head in a southwesterly direction for 375 miles through Carrollton, Louisville, Elizabethtown, Bowling Green and Clarksville before finishing in Nashville, Tennessee. 

This ride will be limited to 200 participants with a minimum $3,000 fee. Your $75 registration fee is applied to your total fee. As always, all healing heroes ride for free. There is an active duty Military or VA employee discount of 50%. The Participant riders will receive a Ride 2 Recovery jersey, socks, and T-shirt. The fee will also include hotel housing, limited rider support, luggage transportation (70lbs max), daily route guides, marked course, rest stops, snacks, meals. There may also be nighttime entertainment on selected evenings.

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER ONLINE. 

Your online registration does not guarantee your participation.  Participation is by invitation only.  Contact your R2R Project Manager for more information.

This ride is rated Category "A" (difficult)

Invitational criteria may be based on one or more of the following:

1. Category (difficulty) of the ride

2. Participant's ability to successfully complete the ride

3. Participant's past history on R2R Challenges

4. Participation in Project Hero or Strava

5. Fundraising

Registration is OPEN

Click here for RIDE GUIDE

 

Ride 2 Recovery Bluegrass Challenge April 26 - May 3, 2014 - Cincinnati, OH - Nashville, TN 

ONE DAY RIDE - Ride 2 Recovery One Day Ride - Bluegrass Challenge Challenge April 26 - May 3, 2014 - If you cannot join us for the whole ride, but would like to join us for ANY One Day during the tour.

ONE DAY RIDER PACKAGES:

$75 - Standard One Day Ride: includes event t-shirt, mechanical support, hydration / snacks

$200 - DELUXE Rider package: includes event t-shirt, mechanical support, hydration/snacks, and a "goodie bag" with a water bottle, pair of R2R socks, and limited edition R2R event jersey

$450 - OVERNIGHT Deluxe Rider Package (subject to availability): includes event t-shirt, mechanical support, hydration / snacks, "goodie bag" with water bottle, pair of R2R socks, and limited edition R2R jersey.  Also includes Hotel stay at host hotel (DOUBLE OCCUPANCY) the night before the ride.  Dinner is also included with priority access to all nightly events.

$600 - OVERNIGHT Deluxe Rider Package with Transportation (subject to availability):  same as above, and after dinner, transportation will be provided back to the ride start.

If you are interested in one of these packages, please contact Juan Carlos Hernandez at juancarlos@ride2recovery.com

SINGLE DAY REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 9:00 PM EST ON APRIL 23, 2014

ABSOLUTELY NO "DAY OF" REGISTRATIONS

 

Ride Schedule 2014 Ride Guide Bluegrass Challenge

Cincinnati to Nashville - Bluegrass Challenge April 26 - May 3

April 26: Registration

April 27, Sunday, Day 1:  Cincinatti to Carrollton

April 28, Monday, Day 2:  Carrollton to Louisville

April 29, Tuesday, Day 3:  Louisville, KY to Ft. Knox (Elizabethtown)

April 30, Wednesday, Day 4:  Ft. Knox (Elizabethtown)to Bowling Green, KY

May 1, Thursday, Day 5:  Bowling Green to Oak Grove (Fort Campbell)

May 2, Friday, Day 6:  Oak Grove (Ft. Campbell) to Nashville, TN

May 3, Day 7:  TBD

 

To sponsor a rider, please visit the Donate page. 

If you are have already registered, be sure to visit your Rider Page for Fundraising tips, other useful tools and to see your fundraising totals.





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April 26 - May 3, 2014 - Cincinnati, OH - Nashville, TN

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Oct. 4 - 11, 2014 - Palo Alto - West Los Angeles, CA

Challenges are multi-day events that cover 350-450 miles. A Challenge will push the participant to their limit, both physically and mentally. Paid participation in a full Challenge ride includes hotel housing, limited rider support, luggage transportation (70lbs max), daily route guides, marked course, rest stops, snacks, meals. There may also be nighttime entertainment on selected evenings. You may also participate in any single day of a Challenge event.

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The Honor Rides Series raises awareness and is the funding arm for Ride 2 Recovery and gives the public the opportunity to ride with healing heroes and enlisted military on a non-competitive, fun ride. Close to 20 Honor Rides will take place throughout the year, with varying distances from 10 to 100 miles. All funds raised through the Honor Ride Series support Project Hero programs throughout the US.

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Ride 2 Recovery’s Project HERO (Healing Exercise Rehabilitation Opportunity) provides training and supports cycling programs at military hospitals and VA locations to help Healing Heroes overcome obstacles they face.Project HERO has proven the effectiveness of group riding in the rehabilitation of injured servicemen and women. Cycling is an important part of the recovery and rehabilitation program.

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January 26-29, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV

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March 4-8, 2014 - New Orleans

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June 2-6, 2014 - Fresno, CA

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June 27-July 2, 2014 - Anchorage, Alaska

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Sept. 9, 2014 - Las Vegas, Nv

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October 19-23, 2014 - Fresno, Ca

Special Events are meant to provide a rehabilitative experience for Healing Heroes that is similar to Ride 2 Recovery’s Challenge Series but in a unique location with different and distinctive activities. Generally, these events require advanced fitness and abilities compared to the Challenge Series.

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Juan Carlos Hernandez

“When I ride my bike, I feel relaxed. Free. It’s as if nothing else in the world mattered,” says Juan Carlos Hernandez, a retired E-4/Specialist, Chinook Gunner Crewman, U.S. Army. “It helps keep my mind clear and focused. Riding my bicycle has dramatically helped me with my walking and my quick recovery; it has not only helped me physically but also mentally.”
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