Startiing Monday, Aug. 23, at least 150 cyclists will  participate in  the Ride 2 Recovery Great Lakes Challenge from the UnitedHealthcare office in Edina, Minn., for a seven-day, 430-mile ride.

The trek will end a week later on August 29th at the American Legion National Conference in Milwaukee.

The Ride 2 Recovery Great Lakes Challenge is sponsored by UnitedHealthcare and supports R2R indoor Spinning® Recovery Labs and outdoor cycling programs at Military and Veterans Affairs locations around the U.S., aiding the rehabilitation and recovery efforts of injured veterans.

The United Service Organizations (USO) will support the daily rest stops with the mobile USO Canteen. The American Legion riders will provide a motorcycle escort each day during the event, and the American Legion and Legion Auxiliary will sponsor dinners and community events for the riders as they make their way across Wisconsin.

Notable participants include National R2R Spokesman and Purple Heart Recipient SGT-Ret. Nathan Hunt, USMC Navy Cross Recipient Jeremiah Workman (Iraq) and other wounded warriors from wars in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Great Lakes Challenge cyclists will ride through dairy farms and the Northwoods, and make a brief stop in Green Bay to watch the Thursday night Packers game against the Indianapolis Colts. The cyclists will then ride along the coast of Lake Michigan to Milwaukee where they will cross the finish at the at the Milwaukee Convention Center.

Event Ride Guide is posted at

To find out more or to sign up for an upcoming ride, please visit

(Source: Untited Healthcare Press Release)