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updated: 9/21/2012 2:37 PM

Barrington Ride 2 Recovery Saturday for veterans

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Veterans, troops and supporters will ride hand cycles, recumbent bikes, tandem and traditional road bikes along a 29 mile route, with 5k and 10k runs also slated, as part of the Ride 2 Recovery to raise funds and awareness of cycling rehabilitation programs for the nation's veterans. The event is at the Barrington Metra Station, 201 North Spring Road. The ride begins at Cook Street and Lake-Cook Road. The opening ceremony for 10k and 5k runs is at 7:15 a.m. and for the ride is at 8 a.m. At 10 a.m., the celebration tent opens with band performances, refreshments and food. Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Sal Giunta will join hundreds of riders and runners. Ride 2 Recovery helps injured veterans improve their health and wellness through the challenge of cycling multiday, long-distance rides.

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