Cyclists ride to honor veterans Aug. 12 in Barrington

 
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Updated 8/3/2018 12:45 PM
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  • Cyclists make their way along Old Sutton Road during the 2017 Project Hero Barrington Honor Ride in Barrington Hills last August. The 2018 ride is scheduled for Aug. 12.

      Cyclists make their way along Old Sutton Road during the 2017 Project Hero Barrington Honor Ride in Barrington Hills last August. The 2018 ride is scheduled for Aug. 12. Gilbert R. Boucher II | Staff Photographer, 2017

Hundreds of cyclists are expected to join military veterans and first responders for the annual Barrington Honor Ride and Run Sunday, Aug. 12.

The self-paced, noncompetitive bike ride on routes with lengths of 14, 33 and 47 miles benefits Project Hero, a nonprofit organization that helps veterans and first responders affected by physical injury, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The event is highlighted by riders using hand cycles, recumbent cycles, custom tandems and traditional road bikes.

Check-in and day-of registration begins at 7 a.m. at the Barrington Hills Park District, 361 Bateman Road, followed by a ceremony at 8 a.m., ride at 8:15 a.m., cross-country trail run and fun walk at 9 a.m., and festival with food, music and family fun at 11 a.m. To register, visit projecthero.org.

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