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Veterans aim to help others through Ride To Recovery

Cyclists embark on 500-mile journey

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SAN ANTONIO – About 150 veterans are coming together Monday night to trek from San Antonio to Houston.

A group known as Ride To Recovery is backing the challenge. The veterans are participating in the event to help military members who are suffering from injuries or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Cyclists will head north to Waco and then travel back south toward Houston for the 500-mile journey.

Nathan DeWalt, who rides a handcycle, joined the Ride To Recovery after he was hurt while serving in the Navy.

The cyclist lifestyle keeps him fit and gives him confidence.

“It’s rehabilitating,” DeWalt said. “When you’re out on a bicycle for eight hour a day, you’re just riding around (and) there’s not much to do except think. You know, I think that’s where the rehabilitative aspect of this program comes in.”

The trip won’t be completed until the end of the week. The group plans to be in Houston by Saturday.

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