Wounded Veterans Pedaled 500-plus Miles Through Texas for the 2017 UnitedHealthcare Texas Challenge

Image Courtesy of Temple Daily Telegram

More than 100 wounded veterans, first responders and their supporters departed from San Antonio Monday, April 3 for a 500-mile bicycle ride as part of the 2017 UnitedHealthcare Texas Challenge.

The UnitedHealthcare Texas Challenge benefited the injured veteran riders of Project Hero, a national non-profit organization that helps veterans and first responders affected by injury, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury achieve rehabilitation, recovery and resilience in their daily lives.

Riding through historic sites, civic centers and local attractions, the riders made the six-day journey with hand cycles, recumbent bikes, custom tandems and traditional upright bikes.

Riders took overnight breaks in College Station, Waco, Georgetown, Fort Hood, Austin and San Marcos before they concluded in Houston Saturday, April 8.

Image Courtesy of City of San Marcos