1,200-Mile HERO Wounded Warrior Bike Ride Finishes in Lake Park on Memorial Day

Jeff Masters, with Matthew Goforth, has a moment of personal silence after his 1,200-mile bike ride.

Jeff Masters, with Matthew Goforth, has a moment of personal silence after his 1,200-mile bike ride.

A year ago, Jeff Masters was telling friends about a 1,200-mile bike ride he was planning. Every cyclist has an epic ride in the works the same same way every writer has a great novel in the typewriter. The difference, of course, is that Masters made it happen.

HERO Charity Bike RideEven more, Masters didn’t just plan and execute a bike ride, he created an organization and mission at the same time.

HERO Charity Bike Ride

From HERO Charity Ride

The HERO Charity Bike Ride is a 28-day bike ride from New York City to West Palm Beach, Florida, to raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project. United States military personnel serve to defend and protect us every day, putting themselves in perilous situations for our freedom. They make the ultimate sacrifice day in and day out. The Wounded Warrior Project was created to help support, rehabilitate and reacclimate wounded service members after they return home from combat.

Wounded Warrior Bike Ride SupportersThe founder of the HERO Charity Bike Ride, Jeff Master, understands how great the sacrifice is for these warriors’ after losing his father in the Vietnam War just four months before he was born. He and his team are compelled to do their part to support our military veterans and their families by riding their bikes to raise money and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Sponsors and Supporters Give Generously

Masters started the projected with the hopes of raising awareness of the Wounded Warrior Project and well as some money for that organization. Just $2,000 would be considered a success in his mind.

As of today, Masters has raised over $10,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project. In addition to donations from individuals, several local businesses have contributed. Lake Park’s premier cycling shop, On Your Mark Performance Center provided coaching and training for Masters. The On Your Mark Cycling Club met Masters on Memorial Day and completed the last leg with him.

Jeff Masters leads the On Your Mark Cycling Club in the last leg of his 1,200-mile Wounded Warrior Charity Bike Ride.

Memorial Day Finish in Lake Park, Florida

Just like the military men and women Masters was honoring, he rolled into the finish line right on time with military-like precision.

Jeff Masters competes the Wounded Warrior Bike Ride

Jeff Masters Speaks to those who supported the Wounded Warrior Bike Ride.

Memorial Day 2012 in Lake Park

Jeff Masters made it back from his 1,200-mile bike ride. He asks that you remember those such as his father who did not come home and to support those who came home wounded.

Jeff Maters of HERO Charity Bike RIde and Matthew Goforth of On Your Mark Performance Center.

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