Chico veteran riding in this year's Ride 2 Recovery

Oct 9, 2014 2:16 PM by News Staff

More than 200 injured veterans, including one Chico woman, set off Sunday on the UnitedHealthcare Ride 2 Recovery California Challenge.

The Ride 2 Recovery Challenge is a seven-day, 465-mile bicycle ride from Palo Alto to Los Angeles.

Cyclists began their journey in Palo Alto Sunday, then rode south to Gilroy, and then headed down the iconic Pacific Coast Highway along the state's scenic coastline with overnight stops in planned Carmel, San Simeon, Pismo Beach, Solvang and Ventura. The ride will conclude Saturday, Oct. 11, at the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center.

Chico Veteran Jennifer Goodbody, who was wounded during her Army service was one of 24 women who rode from San Simeon to Pismo on Wednesday.

Ride 2 Recovery supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs for injured veterans, featuring cycling as the core activity. From indoor spinning training at military installations to multiday, long-distance rides, Ride 2 Recovery helps injured veterans heal through the challenge of cycling long distances using hand cycles, recumbents, tandems and traditional road bikes.


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