2018 UnitedHealthcare Army/Navy Challenge

ABOUT THE RIDE

 

We are excited to announce the new location of the UnitedHealthcare Army/Navy Challenge. Project Hero's 3-day event for the veterans and first responders to recover through cycling, community and family.  

A family friendly event. This means your family is welcome to join us for the weekend. All family members must be registered on the website to be considered. Registration on the website is your application to participate. Unfortunately we will be limiting the total participants to approximately forty. Riding will only be for individuals 18 and over.

We will start the event on Friday afternoon with some optional events: nutrition seminar, bike cleaning and maintenance class, personal coaching session, or a group yoga practice. Friday evening will feature a short ride followed by dinner.

The event will be highlighted on Saturday by an 85 mile ride from Frederick to Gettysburg and back. Non-riders are encouraged to join us at the rest stops and lunch at the American Legion in Gettysburg, or enjoy alternative activities like ice skating or a walking tour of downtown Frederick.

Sunday will feature a moderate ride in the morning. Then we will wrap up with a group lunch. Other possible activities for the weekend could a trip to the Museum of Civil War Medicine, tour the Delaplaine Visual Arts Gallery, ice skating depending on availability and group interest.

 

This ride is a Category: Hard (Difficult)

 

PARTICIPATION

This Challenge Event will be limited to 40 participants. Selected participants will receive rooming September 7 & 8, 2018, rider support, daily route guides, rest stops, hydration, nutrition and meals. There may also be entertainment on selected evenings.

 

All Wounded Warriors ride for free by invitation only and must register to be considered.  See below for invitation criteria.

 

A $1,500 fee/fundraising minimum to cover the cost of the ride applies to all public riders. There is an active duty military, non-injured veteran, or VA employee discount of 50%. The required $80 registration fee will be applied towards your fundraising minimum.

 

To participate in the Challenge, please select your participation type at the top to begin your registration. Please note that your online registration does not guarantee you a slot on the ride. Participation is by invitation only for all to attend. Contact your Project Hero Manager with any questions or info@projecthero.org.

 

INVITATION CRITERIA

Invitational criteria may be based on one or more of the following:

1. Category (difficulty) of the ride

2. Participant's ability to successfully complete the ride

3. Participant's past history on Challenges

4. Participation in Project Hero Community Centers and/or Project Hero’s Strava Clubs

5. Amount raised through rider page

 

Based on the above criteria, all participants will receive either an invitation email or waitlist email. Invited participants will have one week to confirm participation before moving to the waitlist. With limited spots, participants on the waitlist will fulfill any spots that open along the way. 

 

SINGLE DAY RIDE

Unable to join us for the entire ride? Come share the road with us as a single day rider! Single day riders receive a Project Hero Challenge jersey, mechanical support, and hydration/nutrition. Registration is $125 per day for you to join Project Hero on the road. Space is limited, so please register early to guarantee your spot.  

 

VOLUNTEERS

All volunteers and caregivers must register online. If you are interested in volunteering or joining us as a caregiver, please sign up here. A Project Hero staff member will reach out to confirm your participation and role.  Please note that signing up as a  volunteer or a caregiver does not guarantee you a spot on a Challenge. Volunteers and caregivers are chosen based on specific needs for each ride. Please contact us with any questions at info@projecthero.org.

 

RIDER PAGES

What is a rider page you ask? A rider page is created for all participants who have registered for this Challenge as a way to share their Project Hero journey and raise funds to support Project Hero and its participants. You can log into your 2018 rider page to start sharing HERE. You can also search for a rider by name and donate directly to their page, helping them reach their fundraising goal.

To find your rider page or to donate to a rider, please visit the “search for a rider page”.

To login to access your 2018 rider page, please LOGIN HERE. Note: You must FIRST REGISTER with the buttons above to have a rider page.

 

QUESTIONS

Please visit the FAQ page with any questions, or contact us at info@projecthero.org.

 

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