Network television crews will film hundreds of bicyclists, including many disabled veterans, as they make their way into San Luis Obispo County on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to Ride 2 Recovery.
The nonprofit organization raises funds and organizes events to assist in the physical and mental rehabilitation of veterans of the armed forces.
Riders set out Sunday from San Francisco on a seven-day, 450-mile ride to Santa Monica.
NBC film crews will join the riders at Lucia on the Big Sur coast on Tuesday and document the ride and the dinner that night in San Simeon, Ron Waltman, one of the dinner organizers, was told.
He said segments on the ride, including a “Highway 1 Wave-By” Wednesday morning in Cambria, may appear on the national nightly news and on the “Access Hollywood” program.
Tickets for the dinner, starting at 5 p.m. at the Cavalier Resort, are available for $35, which covers the cost for a rider as well as the ticket purchaser. Call 924-1814 for details.
Cambria American Legion Post No. 432 is encouraging area residents to gather at the intersection of Highway 1 and Cambria Drive, near the Cambria Veterans Memorial Building, at 9 a.m. Wednesday to cheer on the riders as they head south to San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach, where they are scheduled to spend the night.