Injured Vets bike from Boston to NYC
By: Melissa Randall
Trading in their fatigues for spandex shorts, more than 150 injured veterans are setting out to do something pretty incredible. They’ll travel 355 miles from
“It just clears your mind, clears your head and your body,” said Bill Czyzewski a hand cyclist from
It’s called the ‘Ride 2 Recovery’ Minuteman Challenge., and it’s sponsored by United Healthcare. Monday morning the service men and women were seen pedaling through
“This is the most incredible thing I’ve ever done in my life,” said Jay Freitas, a veteran rider from
The bikes give Vets like pack leader Robert Ferrara back their lives. The
The ride is done over several days. On Monday they will cover 78 miles, and during that time the riders form a strong bond.
“We motivate each other; we inspire each other we back each other up,” said Freitas.
Freitas took a bullet to the shoulder while serving in
“We’ve had people take someone with them and let them live with them to get through the tough times this is a major support group for our veterans,” he said.
The bicyclists will complete their ride this Friday, but the journey will never truly end.
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