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Ride of their lives

A 500-mile group bike ride brings healing to veterans, first responders

POSTED: March 7, 2017 2:05 p.m.
By Alena Cowley/

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More than 100 cyclists from across the region rode down Hwy. 17 to Game Changers Bike and Multisport Tuesday afternoon as part of a non-competitive ride for military veterans and first responders.

The Richmond Hill business was a lunch stop for the seven-day ride that started in Jacksonville. Riders finish the 500-mile journey in Atlanta.

UnitedHealthcare sponsors the program, called Ride 2 Recovery Beaches to Peaches Challenge, as a form of group therapy for military veterans and first responders.

See more photos, hear from a local participant, and learn how the ride is making a difference for one Miami, Fla. veteran in the complete story.

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