Veterans group cycling through Malibu Saturday


More than 200 cyclists, including injured veterans and supporters, will ride down Pacific Coast Highway through Malibu Saturday on their way to the Santa Monica Pier, the finish line for the Ride 2 Recovery Golden State Challenge.

The ride, presented by United Healthcare, is a seven-day, 450-mile ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The cyclists left San Francisco Oct. 21 and set off down Pacific Coast Highway, making overnight stops in Santa Cruz, Carmel, San Simeon, Pismo Beach, Solvang and Ventura. The bicyclists are scheduled to leave Ventura at 9 a.m. and arrive in Santa Monica around 2 p.m.

“One of the best qualities of cycling is that practically anyone can participate,” John Wordin, president and founder, Ride 2 Recovery, said in a release. “We adapt bikes for the injured veterans so they can once again find a physical and mental outlet, whether alone or in groups. Cycling is a powerful therapeutic exercise that they can continue to do for the rest of their lives.”

Event organizers encourage the public to gather along the ride routes to watch cyclists. For more information, visit