Local Army Veteran gears up for week long bicycle challenge

Oct 9, 2015 7:54 PM

In less than two weeks, injured veterans and their supporters will set off on the United Healthcare "Ride 2 Recovery" California Challenge.

The 516 mile bike ride along the California Coast supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs for Veterans.
More than 200 injured Veterans take part in the week long bike challenge.

One is gearing up right here in Chico. Army Veteran Matthew Turner served for more than 12 years and took part in Operation Iraqi Freedom 2. He's now preparing for a different mission. He says both the training and challenge itself are therapeutic. He says he's excited to have family and friends meet him at the finish line.

This event is one of six "Ride 2 Recovery" challenges sponsored by United Healthcare.

To donate visit https://ride2recovery.com/donate.php


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