United Healthcare presented Ride 2 Recovery with a new fleet of bikes to replace the 16 that were stolen at the end of March. They will be used by Ride 2 Recovery's Project HERO program. Earlier this month, United Healthcare donated $50,000 to the non-profit veterans organization.
United Healthcare has served as Ride 2 Recovery's title sponsor for six years, providing financial, in-kind and volunteer support to help injured veterans.
Ride 2 Recovery's Project HERO (Health Exercise Rehabilitation Opportunity) programs are based at local Veterans' Affairs and military installations. They provide injured veterans with year-round cycling training. There are 70 Project HERO programs across the country.
The inaugural ride on the new bikes started at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.