The Cambrian

Hundreds of veterans to ride bikes through county

More than 200 injured veterans and their supporters are set to begin a 450-mile, seven-day trek to Los Angeles from San Francisco on Sunday.

Cambria American Legion Post No. 432 will host riders in the annual Ride 2 Recovery Golden State Challenge at a dinner in San Simeon on Oct. 23, after they’ve made their way down Highway 1 from Big Sur.

Riders leave San Simeon shortly after 9 a.m. Oct. 24. They’re expected at Cypress Plaza on Quintana Way in Morro Bay at 11 a.m., at American Legion Post No. 66 at 1661 Mill St. in San Luis Obispo at noon, at Shell Beach Elementary School at 2 p.m. and at Pismo Lighthouse Suites shortly thereafter. All times are approximate.

The Kiwanis Club of Greater Pismo Beach will host a dinner for riders in Arroyo Grande that evening.

Hundreds of students are expected to gather at about 10 a.m. Oct. 25 to salute the cyclists as they pass through Oceano on Highway 1 on their way to Solvang.

Ride 2 Recovery is a nonprofit organization that supports physical and psychological rehabilitation programs for injured veterans. The ride is backed by UnitedHealthcare, among others.

The public is encouraged to gather along the ride route to show their support for the cyclists.

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