Ride2Recovery pedals hard through Central Texas

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by Katrina Gutierrez & Kens5.com

kvue.com

Posted on April 13, 2013 at 3:44 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 12 at 1:09 PM

Friday marked day five for the Ride2Recovery Texas Challenge.

A group of wounded warriors are biking 350 miles across the state this week. On Friday morning, they left Waco and headed to Cleburne

Many have done this challenge before, but for Marine Staff Sgt. Tim Brown of San Antonio, this is his first ride with the group.

Brown lost both legs, his right arm and damaged his left hand when he stepped on an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) during his last tour in Afghanistan.

Brown and his team of wounded warriors had made a quick stop for lunch at an elementary school. The students greeted the bikers with a chorus of cheers and asked for autographs.

"U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!" the children sang out.

"When I discovered this, I thought it was just amazing," he said. "Both in terms of being able to put your frustrations down through you wheels but it's also great group therapy, being able to ride with other groups like this -- other people, other veterans, other amputees, other anybody."

The group is scheduled to finish the Texas Challenge in Fort Worth on Saturday.

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