Ride 2 Recovery will return to Normandy, France for the 4th European Challenge featuring a hands-on history lesson with amazing riding through villages, cities and open space. Participants will be based in Caen and Carentan as they cycle to many of the most historic sites of WWII including the American Cemetery in Normandy, Utah and Omaha beaches, and small museums along the way. Riders will return to Paris for a an opportunity to watch the finish of the Tour de France on the Champs d’Elysees. Riding in Normandy differs from the stateside Challenges in that groups of cyclists stop along the route for coffee, lunch or sightseeing to truly experience the region and meet its people.
The ride will be limited to 135 participants with a minimum $5,000 fee. Your $75 registration fee is applied to your total. 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.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Important note to our Healing Hero participants: 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 "D" (not as 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
Ride 2 Recovery Normandy Challenge July 17 - 28, 2014 - Normandy, FR
ABSOLUTELY NO "DAY OF" REGISTRATIONS
Ride Schedule 2014 Ride Guide Normandy Challenge:
Normandy - Caen - Carentan - Paris (July 17 - 28, 2014)
17-July, Thursday, Day 1: Depart D.C.
18-July, Friday, Day 2: Arrive in Caen
19-July, Saturday, Day 3: Bus trip to Normandy Cemetery for flag raising & Canada Liberation Ceremony
20-July, Sunday, Day 4: Caen to Carentan
21-July, Monday, Day 5: Carentan to Carentan
22-July, Tuesday, Day 6: Carentan to Carentan
23-July, Wednesday, Day 7: Carentan to Caen
24-July, Thursday, Day 8: Caen to Caen
25-July, Friday, Day 9: Group travel to Paris
26-July, Saturday, Day 10: Paris ("On Your Own")
27-July, Sunday, Day 11: Tour de France
28-July, Monday, Day 12: Depart Home
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