POSTED: Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 7:00am
UPDATED: Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 7:04am
New Orleans, La — More than 200 injured veterans and their supporters will set off Sunday, March 3 on the second annual Ride 2 Recovery Gulf Coast Challenge presented by UnitedHealthcare, a six-day, 395-mile cycling ride from New Orleans to Tallahassee.
Gulf Coast Challenge cyclists will start their journey at the Superdome’s Champion Square and ride east along the Gulf Coast with overnight stops in Gulfport, Miss.; Mobile, Ala.; Orange Beach; Fort Walton Beach; and Panama City. The cyclists will finish at Aloft Hotel, 200 N. Main St., Tallahassee, Fla., on Friday, March 8.
Former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason will lead the injured veterans out of Champions Square on a custom-built tandem recumbent bike from Ride 2 Recovery and UnitedHealthcare. Steve and his wife, Michel, have been training on this one-of-a-kind tandem known as “The Big Easy.”
To enhance the experience of a Challenge, Ride 2 Recovery adds stops and special events for the riders in conjunction with local schools and American Legion Posts.
The event takes place from March 3 - March 8 and starts in New Orleans.
Visit http://www.ride2recovery.com/gulf-coast-challenge.html  for additional details about the Challenge or Ride 2 Recovery.