More than 200 injured veterans and active duty military cyclists will start their "Ride 2 Recovery Texas Challenge" journey at the Marriott Hotel (255 N Sam Houston Pkwy E) on March 23 at 8:30 a.m. and ride through central Texas with overnight stops in College Station, Georgetown, Fort Hood, Waco and Cleburne. The ride arrives in Arlington on Mar. 28 for lunch at the Cowboys home field.
Tomball will be the group's first stop in its multi-day ride from Houston to Fort Worth. The challenge provides physical and mental rehabilitation for injured veterans and healing heroes with cycling as the core activity. As a part of the rehabilitation program, the service men and women are provided bikes to use, mechanical support, food, lodging and extracurricular activities. Ride 2 Recovery adapts bikes to fit the injuries of the healing heroes.
Escorted by the Tomball Police Department, the group will arrive in Tomball in four waves based on ability, and will enter town from the east on FM 2920. Each group will take a short break at the historic downtown Depot before continuing along Main Street to Four Corners, and then north on Business Highway 249 into Montgomery County. The first group is expected to arrive between 9:30 and 10 a.m. The three other waves of cyclists should follow every 10 to 15 minutes thereafter.
Spectators are encourage to wear red, white and blue.