Event Registration: California Challenge
Oct. 4 - 11, 2014

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Travel down the beautiful and scenic Highway 1, while enjoying stunning views of the Pacific Coast at every turn! The Pacific Ocean will be off your right shoulder as you head south through great cities like Carmel, Big Sur, San Simeon, Pismo Beach, Solvang and Ventura. The ride will depart from the Palo Alto VA and finish at the West Los Angeles VA.

This ride will be limited to 200 participants with a minimum $3,000 fee. Your $75 registration fee is applied to your total fee. All healing heroes ride for free.

Due to the difficult nature of the California Challenge there will be a limited number of handcycles/recumbents permitted. If you are interested in participating please submit your name to your Project HERO Regional Manager for approval: West Region-Brian Scholl and East Region-Mike King

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER ONLINE.  Participation is by invitation only and your online registration does not guarantee you a slot. If you participate in a Project HERO Program, please contact your local Project HERO Representative to let them know you are registered. For all other Wounded, Ill and Injured Service Members and Veterans (Healing Heroes), please contact your Regional Managers, West Region-Brian Scholl and East Region-Mike King for more information.
 

Healing Heroes only: 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

RIDE GUIDE

Ride 2 Recovery Golden State Challenge October 4 - 11, 2014 - Sunnyvale to West Los Angeles, CA

ONE DAY RIDE Ride 2 Recovery One Day Ride - California Challenge October 4 - 11, 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 RIDE REGISTRATION MUST BE COMPLETED BY 6:00 PM EST ON OCTOBER 1, 2014

ABSOLUTELY NO "DAY OF" REGISTRATIONS

(Please note that the routes are subject to change)

Sunnyvale to West Los Angeles - Golden State Challenge October 4 - October 11

4-October, Saturday, Day 0: Registration

5-October, Sunday, Day 1: Sunnyvale to Gilroy

6-October, Monday, Day 2: Gilroy to Carmel

7-October, Tuesday, Day 3: Carmel to San Simeon

8-October, Wednesday, Day 4: San Simeon to Pismo Beach

9-October, Thursday, Day 5: Pismo Beach to Solvang

10-October, Friday, Day 6: Solvang to Ventura

11-October, Saturday, Day 7: Ventura to West Los Angeles

 

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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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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