Beaches to Peaches Challenge to raise money for veterans, first responders

Challenge is fundraiser to help treat, raise awareness for PTSD, TBI

Project Hero kicks off its 2017 Challenge season Monday with the UnitedHealthcare Beaches to Peaches Challenge. The weeklong cycling fundraising ride will start in Jacksonville Beach and end in the land of peaches – Atlanta.

The ride is limited to 150 riders, each paying a $4,000 fee for the full week, or $100 for a single day, to help raise money for Project Hero -- a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping veterans and first responders affected by post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury achieve rehabilitation, recovery and resilience and increase awareness.

Selected wounded warriors were invited to join the ride for free.

The week-long challenge starts in Jacksonville Beach and has overnight stops in Brunswick, Savannah, Yemassee, Augusta, Union Point and Conyers before ending in Atlanta.

Full-week riders will receive a cycling jersey, challenge T-shirt, cycling bib shorts, a ride guide and goodie bag.
Single-day riders will receive a T-shirt, mechanical support, hydration and snacks.

Click here to see the full ride guide.

Volunteers with questions are asked to email a staff member at info@projecthero.org.

For more information about Project Hero, visit projecthero.org. Click here to register online.