Posts in Category: Ride2Recovery

BIKING IN VEGAS – RALEIGH INTERBIKE EVENTS 

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Ah, Vegas. There’s nothing quite like it ­– massive casinos, extravagant shows forall interests, neon sunsets, clubbing until 4 a.m. But biking and Vegas, now that seems like a strange vacation. Unless you’re Raleigh, who does it every year at Interbike, the largest bike industry tradeshow in North America. Battling through the Strip and attempting to avoid the nightclubs, Raleigh will set up shop at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, booth BN #24098 from September 18-20. If you’re attending Interbike, stop by to see the new line of 2014 bikes or attend the number of fun events before and during the show. 

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Posted by Brita as Editor September 13, 2013 Categories: Cyclocross Interbike Ride2Recovery

R2R: US PARALYMPIC TRIATHLETE GOT HIS START WITH RIDE 2 RECOVERY 

R2R: US PARALYMPIC TRIATHLETE GOT HIS START WITH RIDE 2 RECOVERY

Nathan DeWalt was awaiting his deployment to Afghanistan when he was hit by a car on his motorcycle and paralyzed from the waist down, severing his spinal cord. He was in the US Navy, an avid competitor in many Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation events and hoped to qualify for SEAL training.  But instead of lying low after his injury, Nate wouldn’t let himself stay still and forget his passions.

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Posted by Brita as Editor August 16, 2013 Categories: Ride2Recovery

RIDE 2 RECOVERY VETERAN ENTERS LEADVILLE TRAIL 100 

RIDE 2 RECOVERY VETERAN ENTERS LEADVILLE TRAIL 100

Matt DeWitt, a native New Hampshire resident and a former competitive mountain biker, joined the US Army in 1998. Part of the initial invasion of Iraq, DeWitt was on duty in Khalidiyah in 2003 when a rocket-propelled grenade hit him. He lost both of his arms below the elbow.

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Posted by Brita as Editor August 08, 2013 Categories: Ride2Recovery

R2R: ARMY VET’S PASSION LEADS HER TO DEVELOP PROJECT HERO 

R2R: ARMY VET’S PASSION LEADS HER TO DEVELOP PROJECT HERO

Barb Springer’s passions led her to Ride 2 Recovery (R2R). She was a marathon runner, was the head of multiple military physical service centers and served for 24 years in the U.S. Army.  When nearing her retirement, the founder of R2R approached her at the Warrior Games and asked if she would work for the R2R program. And although she wasn’t a cyclist and was still on active duty, she said “yes.” She finished her service on June 30, 2011 and started her new job with R2R on August 1. She hasn’t looked back since.

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Posted by Brita as Editor August 01, 2013 Categories: Project HERO Ride2Recovery