Biking To Help Military Members
Hundreds of Ohioans will riding their bicyles this Memorial Day weekend to help wounded military veterans. The first annual "Honor Ride Ohio" is scheduled to start on Saturday.
A 35 mile route and a 70 mile route both will start and end at New Albany High School. They are open to all veterans and the public. U.S. Army vet Juan Carlos Hernandez will be riding. He lost part of his right leg when his aircraft was hit by a grenade in Afghanistan in 2009. Hernandez says cycling helps keep his mind clear and focused, and has helped him recover more quickly.
The U-S Department of Veterans Affairs says more than one-million soldiers were injured in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Hernandez says money raised from the events will to a group called "Ride 2 Recovery", which helps injured vets recover and connect with others.
More information is available online at ride2recovery.com.