Hundreds of local cyclists and others took part in the 2019 Honor Ride Ohio on Saturday to honor and support Veterans and First Responders and bring attention to the national mental health crisis created by PTSD and TBI.
The 2019 Honor Ride Ohio is a popular annual cycling event that began and ended at the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany, 150 W Main St., New Albany, offering cyclists of all levels the opportunity to ride alongside America’s Healing Heroes while raising funds to help Veterans and First Responders suffering from PTSD and injury.
The 2019 Honor Ride Ohio offered routes ranging from 14 to 67 miles and is the most popular and successful of Project Hero’s Honor Rides, which are held annually throughout the nation.
The event kicked off at a pre-ride ceremony at 7:30 a.m. and official roll-off began at 8 a.m.
“The 2019 Honor Ride Ohio brings together our community and cyclists from across the state to honor, support and ride alongside those who serve us,” said Susie Horvath, volunteer and organizer of the 2019 Honor Ride Ohio. “It’s a truly inspiring event for our community.”
The event was free to wounded Veterans and First Responders and open to the public.
More than 90 percent of Honor Ride funds raised go directly to programs that help Veterans and First Responders achieve hope, recovery and resilience including research programs, community-based HUB programs and donating adaptive bikes specifically built to allow injured Healing Heroes to participate.
For more information, visit: www.weareprojecthero.org. For more information on wounded Veteran registration, contact email@example.com.