A colorful bike parade of dozens of military veterans, many home from Iraq and Afghanistan, will cycle past Cambria on Highway 1 on Wednesday, Oct. 16, before meeting with Cambria Grammar School students.
Sponsored primarily by United Healthcare, a major medical insurance company, Ride 2 Recovery is conducting six challenge races for Wounded Warriors in the United States and overseas this year to raise awareness and funds to provide artificial limbs and therapy to military heroes. The California Challenge begins at Palo Alto and ends at the Santa Monica Pier.
Cambrians are encouraged to cheer on the riders by assembling by 9 a.m. on the west side of the junction of Highway 1 and Cambria Drive to show their support. American Legion Post No. 432 will provide small flags for those who do not bring their own.
American Legion Riders Chapter 432 will escort the riders from Ragged Point to San Simeon, where they will spend the night Oct. 15. Children at Cambria Grammar School will have a firsthand opportunity to learn about the veterans and their personal experiences. The American Legion Riders will guide the cyclists on the next leg of their ride to San Luis Obispo.