MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Kaneohe Bay – On Sunday, Dec. 5, a group of more than 50 bicyclists pedaled for Ride 2 Recovery, an organization that raises money for Spinning Recovery Labs and outdoor cycling programs for military and Veteran Affairs hospitals around the U.S.
The journey started at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, and took the cyclists along the Kalanianaole Highway to their turnaround point at the Wounded Warrior Battalion West -Hawaii Detachment at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.
After a quick lunch, the cyclists headed back to Honolulu to finish their 60-mile trek.
“This event was a huge success, and we are looking forward to next year’s event,” said Lt. Col. Gregory Price, commanding officer, Wounded Warrior Detachment Hawaii.
Next year’s Ride 2 Recovery will be held on the same weekend, and will be a two-day cycling event, said Price.
Plans for next year’s event include a Saturday race beginning at Marine Corps Base Hawaii and ending in Pearl Harbor at the Battleship Missouri Memorial and a Sunday race beginning in Pearl Harbor, traversing through Schofield Barracks, and ending in Hale’iwa, said Price.
Submitted by 2nd Lt. Diann Olson, Public Affairs Office, MCB Hawaii