CANCELLATION OF 2013 HONOR RIDE CRANE
Due to the impact of the unresolved federal budget, we regret to announce the cancellation of 2013 Honor Ride Crane.
We would like to extend our thanks to all the participants, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters who have all contributed to make this event a great success for three years. It is because of your support that we have been able to contribute approximately $140,000 to the physical and psychological rehabilitation programs for injured service men and women that feature cycling as the core activity.
The parent organization of Honor Ride Crane, Ride 2 Recovery, was prominently featured during the March 3, 2013 broadcast of “60 Minutes” on CBS television. The life and death of Clay Hunt.
If you were unable to watch the broadcast live we hope you will take the time to view it on-line. The continued support of our military service members is of vital importance.
We hope to see you all again in 2014!
THIS IS A CLOSED COURSE EVENT
Only official vehicles will be allowed on the route during the event.
This means you as a cyclist will have up to 65 miles of wonderfully paved highways with NO CARS, NO TRUCKS, and NO DOGS!
The only things you will see are the extensive wildlife and beautiful forested landscape.
This ride offers routes of 15, 30, 50, and 65 miles.
The 50 and 65 mile routes are quite challenging. Please note the elevation profile in the Routes tab. The longer routes will require you to have the strength to repeatedly climb hills so start training early!
The 15 mile loop has a few hills as well, but is idea for novices and families by virtue of the safety of the route.
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE RIDE:
The primary purpose of this ride is in direct support of the National Ride 2 Recovery
. The proceeds from the event will go directly for our nation’s REAL heroes, our men and women in uniform who have been wounded while sacrificing themselves for the freedom of this great nation.
Be sure and visit the Honor Ride Crane Facebook page and the Ride 2 Recovery
Facebook page for more details on the national organization and other Ride 2 Recovery
Ride 2 Recovery
is produced by the Fitness Challenge Foundation, a registered 501(C)3 charitable organization in partnership with the Veterans Administration Volunteer Service Office, to benefit mental and physical rehabilitation programs that feature cycling as the core activity. Cycling is an important part of the recovery process because it is an activity that almost all patients with mental and physical disabilities can participate, and it speeds the rehabilitation process.
The Crane Naval base was originally set aside as a national forest area until World War II when it became a large ammunition manufacturing and storage facility. Nearly all of the 100 square miles is still forest and has received numerous environmental awards from the Department of Natural Resources.
YOUR SUPPORT WILL:
RIDE RULES AND RESTRICTIONS:
Due to the location of this ride, participation does come with some restrictions. Please review these items in the Registration