Nearly 1,000 cyclists taking part in Ride 2 Recovery in Las Vegas

Nearly 1,000 cyclists are taking part in the Ride 2 Recovery cycling event in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. (Travis Marshall | KSNV)

Nearly 1,000 cyclists are taking part today in Ride 2 Recovery.

The ride is designed to benefit veterans and first responders suffering from injuries in the line of duty and PTSD.

They started shortly after 9 a.m. from the Rock in Rio parking lot at Sahara and Las Vegas Boulevard. The event is a self-paced, non-competitive cycling event and participants ride down the Strip and through Las Vegas.

The rides will finish where they started.

News 3 chief meteorologist Kevin Janison served as the emcee for the morning events, while News 3 reporter Christy Wilcox participated as a rider.

Ride 2 Recovery is dedicated to restoring hope and purpose for our nation's injured veterans and first responders.

They provide life-changing, community and cycling-based recovery services for healing heroes at no cost to them, even building adaptive bikes to allow severely injured veterans to participate in the events.

More information is at

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