FORT WORTH -- For some, a road trip from Houston to Fort Worth is about a four hour drive, but try clocking those miles on a bike!
Saturday morning, 150 veterans hit the road to finish the last leg of the United Healthcare's Ride 2 Recovery Challenge. The annual event provides physical and psychological rehabilitation programs for injured veterans, featuring cycling as the core activity.
"I got involved with Ride 2 Recovery in 2009," participant, Nathan Dewalt, explained. "At that point in my life I was fairly new to being injured and I had no idea what hand cycling was, I was a young guy, in shape and I felt like I was ready for a new challenge."
The patriotic journey started Sunday in H-town with their sights set on Cowtown. But, after taking a lot of highways and byways the vets ended up with 490 miles on their odometers!
Being that most of the participating vets are disabled or injured, that still didn't stop them from crossing the finish line strong and proud!
Newsfix also witnessed a tearful testimony after the organization donated a bike to help a disabled vet train for the Memorial Day challenge next month.
"This is just amazing, I mean there's just no words, these people are just so generous with their time and everything," the veteran sobbed.