What started out in 2008 as the groundbreaking national non-profit organization, “Ride 2 Recovery,” Project Hero is dedicated to helping Veterans and First Responders affected by PTSD, TBI and injury achieve rehabilitation, recovery and resilience in their daily lives.
The organization builds and provides adaptive bikes to physically-challenged and injured Veterans and First Responders. Project Hero programs including Ride 2 Recovery events and Project Hero Community Centers work by producing positive outcomes at lower costs and reducing drug-based therapies.
Project Hero programs include Project Hero HUB Centers, Ride 2 Recovery Challenges and special events and Project Hero Honor Rides and the Project Hero Research Institute for Mental Health all designed to help healing heroes set and achieve goals beyond their original expectations.
Ride 2 Recovery events include multiple-day Challenge Series events with 200 healing heroes, Mountain Biking events, Special Events including bi-annual Ride 2 Recovery Women’s and Men’s Initiatives and single-day Project Hero Honor Rides geared towards raising awareness and funding for the Ride 2 Recovery Programs. It also connects veterans with riders in the local community.
Over the years, the Challenge events became so popular that the organization has established a limit of 200 participants per event and today they sell out early and have lengthy waiting lists, attesting to the power of the Ride 2 Recovery programs.
Project Hero has helped tens of thousands of our Healing Heroes at no cost to participants through Ride 2 Recovery cycling events, community-based programs in more than 50 cities throughout the US and by supporting research.
“As a veteran, Road 2 Recovery has given me a sense of belonging and brotherhood with those who are experiencing or have experienced similar injuries/rehab struggles, etc., to show recovering people what positive things may lie ahead for them. If they can show themselves they can complete these rides, the sky is the limit.” – U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Patricia S. Collins.
Project Hero’s mission is to change the way America deals with what has become a mental health epidemic among those who have served our communities and our nation.
Project Hero has built more than 200 adaptive bikes for injured Veterans, donated more than 2,500 bikes to Veterans and logged more than 30,000 bicycling miles in 30 states and 6 countries to restore hope, achieve recovery and provide support for America’s Healing Heroes.
To participate in the upcoming races visit www.projecthero.org/events.