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More than 150 Wounded Veterans to Complete 450-mile UnitedHealthcare Gulf Coast Challenge Bike Tour

Join us along the route to cheer on more than 150 wounded veterans and supporters as they complete their ride from Tallahassee, Fla., to New Orleans as part of the 2018 UnitedHealthcare Gulf Coast Challenge. The ride benefits Project Hero, a nonprofit that helps veterans and first responders affected by injury, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury achieve rehabilitation, recovery and resilience in their daily lives.

The event is a noncompetitive, therapeutic bike tour encompassing more than 450 miles. In celebration of Project Hero’s 10th Anniversary, the route includes stops at the USS Alabama, Gulfport Soldiers Home and numerous other historic sites, civic centers and local attractions. The riders make the journey on hand cycles, recumbent cycles, custom tandems and traditional road bikes, and local veterans and the public are invited to ride on a single-day basis for a per-day registration fee. To register and view daily routes, visit

WHEN: Sat., March 10, 2018

2:15 p.m. – More than 150 riders cycle into Champions Square

2:30 p.m. - Cyclist and partner interviews and photo ops

WHERE: Champions Square in New Orleans

LaSalle Street (adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome)


150 riders cycling into Champions Square; veterans and their families; Project Hero event organizers; civic and business leaders; UnitedHealthcare leadership; Saints players; Saintsations; UnitedHealthcare mascot, Dr. Health E. Hound, and National WWII entertainers, The Victory Belles.

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