Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Project Hero Honor Ride Chicago Benefiting Veterans and First Responders #NoVetAlone

WHAT: The 2017 Project Hero Chicago Honor Ride invites hundreds of cyclists of all ages and ability levels to ride alongside America’s healing heroes while raising funds for Project Hero on Sunday, June 11.

Project Hero is a national nonprofit organization that helps veterans and first responders affected by injury, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury achieve rehabilitation, recovery and resilience in their daily lives.
                         
Wounded veterans can ride for free at the event.  Starting and finishing at the at Evanston Subaru in Skokie, IL the Project Hero Honor Ride is a self-paced, non-competitive bike ride highlighted by hand cycles, recumbent cycles, custom tandems and traditional road bikes riding on scenic, bike-friendly routes ranging from 20 to 60 miles. All courses provide rest stops and SAG (Support and Gear) teams. Local sponsors include Evanston Subaru in Skokie, IL and United Airlines.

WHEN: Sunday, June 11, 2017.  Opening pre-ride ceremony begins at 7:30 a.m.; ride begins at 8:00 a.m.

WHERE: Start/Finish at Evanston Subaru in Skokie, IL 3340 Oakton Street, Skokie, IL

WHO: Local military veterans and families including recumbent and adaptive Veteran bike riders, Rob Paddor, Chicago Honor Ride Committee Chairman

ROUTES: Bike-friendly routes of 18, 36 or 50 miles.  Visit www.projecthero.org for route maps.

REGISTRATION: For more information or to register online, visit www,projecthero.org. Wounded veterans can ride for free by contacting honorrideinfo@projecthero.org. Registration includes a pair of Project Hero cycling socks, refreshments before the ride, and a festival-like atmosphere that includes lunch and music after the ride.

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