Raleigh Bicycles Supports Ride 2 Recovery at Honor Ride Clay Hunt

Thousands will migrate to Fort Worth, Texas to honor the legacy of former Ride 2 Recovery member and national hero, Clay Hunt.
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KENT, Wash. —
On April 14th, thousands of U.S. veterans will migrate to Fort Worth, Texas to honor the legacy of former Ride 2 Recovery member and national hero, Clay Hunt, at the Ride 2 Recovery Honor Ride Clay Hunt. Injured veterans and the general public can register to cycle 25, 51 or 104 miles in memory of Clay. Raleigh bicycles is a proud sponsor of Ride 2 Recovery.

Ride 2 Recovery is a program that uses cycling as a means of rehabilitating the physical, emotional, and psychological effects of war. Challenge and Honor Rides hosted by Ride 2 Recovery not only provide a support network for veterans, but they remind the public that a soldier’s battle is not necessarily over just because they have returned home. Many of the veterans are battling the effects of war and returning to life as they never knew it.

 “Raleigh is privileged to be a partner of Ride 2 Recovery and to show our appreciation for our nation’s heroes like Clay Hunt,” said Chris Speyer, Executive Vice President Product Development and Marketing at Raleigh bicycles. “We can never fully repay our veterans for their selfless service to our country. At the very least, we can support their admirable journey back home through Ride 2 Recovery by offering our bicycles as their vehicle on the path to healing.

”Clay Hunt, a sniper with the Marine Corps, served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Upon returning home, he fought depression and post-traumatic stress (PTSD). Despite his struggle with the aftershock of war, he helped other veterans as well as those affected by crisis with a contagious smile on his face. Hunt volunteered in Haiti with Team Rubicon, built bikes for Ride 2 Recovery injured veterans and appeared in a public service announcement for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. 

The Ride 2 Recovery, the veteran community, and all who were privileged to know Hunt were devastated when he committed suicide on March 31, 2011 at the young age of 28. 

“Through the Honor Ride Clay Hunt, Ride 2 Recovery and Clay’s family are keeping these issues in the public eye, hoping to help others survive,” said Debora Spano at Ride 2 Recovery.

To register for the ride, click here. All rides begin and end at Billy Bob’s Texas in Historic Fort Worth Stockyards.

Funds raised through the R2R Honor Rides support the participation of injured veterans in Project HERO cycling programs.

For more about Ride 2 Recovery, visit: www.Ride2Recovery.com.

For more about Raleigh Bicycles, please visit: www.RaleighUSA.com.

About Raleigh Bicycles:
With more than a century of cycling heritage under its wheels, Raleigh Bicycles is one of the most well-respected bicycle brands in the world. Raleigh offers a broad spectrum of bicycles including road, mountain, cyclocross, and commuter for all ages and abilities. Raleigh focuses on supporting the commuter, the family and local cycling, and partners with numerous non-profits around the U.S. each year to help grow the sport, including Ride2Recovery. Raleigh also sponsors Raleigh UK and Raleigh/Clement competitive cycling teams. The Raleigh brand possesses a rich history of producing quality bicycles and remains a leader in the industry. For more information about Raleigh, please visit: www.RaleighUSA.com and www.facebook.com/RaleighBicycles.

About Ride2Recovery:
Ride 2 Recovery is a program produced by the Fitness Challenge Foundation, a 501(c)3 to benefit mental and physical rehabilitation programs that feature cycling as the core activity. The funds raised by R2R support outdoor cycling programs and Spinning Recovery Labs at Military and VA locations around the U.S., as well as local rides for healing heroes, all aimed at helping injured veterans overcome obstacles they face as part of their rehabilitation. Funds also support the equipment donated to each healing hero participating in the events, including bikes that require modification due to injuries. Ride 2 Recovery supporters include UnitedHealthcare, Chevrolet, Raleigh Bicycles, United Airlines and the USO. For more information, visit ride2recovery.com

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