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Riding for Heroes 

Sunday 24 March 2019 | Palm City, FL


Justinswings.org in conjunction with Treasure Coast Cycling Association (TCCA) is hosting their 7th Annual Riding for Heroes event to benefit the LCpl Justin J. Wilson (US Marines) Memorial Foundation, Inc., providing military families in financial need seeking to be with their loved ones before or after their deployment, along with helping the wounded and those deployed.

This foundation was established to honor the men and women of our military who have made the commitment to protect the freedom of millions of Americans and the strong and courageous families who love and support them so that no member of our armed forces ever leaves or returns to this country feeling alone.

40, 58, 80 and 105 mile route options.

T-shirts for the first 150 registrants guaranteed.
Register early to get yours!

All rides depart from LCpl Justin Wilson Memorial Park (Palm City, FL).

Information on LCpl Justin Wilson – http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/jjwilson.html

Days Until We Roll!

Registration fees

Century

Registration closes in 4 hours 26 minutes
  • 105 miles | 7:30 am start time

    1. $60.00
      Now registering Mar 24 – Mar 24
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Metric Century Plus

Registration closes in 4 hours 26 minutes
  • 80 miles | 7:30 am start time

    1. $60.00
      Now registering Mar 24 – Mar 24
      Register

Metric Century

Registration closes in 4 hours 26 minutes
  • 58 miles | 8:15 am start time

    1. $60.00
      Now registering Mar 24 – Mar 24
      Register

Half-Metric Century

Registration closes in 4 hours 26 minutes
  • 40 miles | 9:00 am start time

    1. $60.00
      Now registering Mar 24 – Mar 24
      Register

About This Event

Those precious moments with his family were extremely important to Justin; this was evident in his posture, voice, and in his eyes. His last words to me will ring in my ears though eternity: He said, "I woke up to loud noises coming from outside my barracks and went to take a look. I saw people cheering with flags and banners as the buses from a previous deployment were coming home. 

I never felt more proud to be a Marine." As he was saying this he was staring at the faces of other men and women who weren't as lucky - they had no family present. Suffice it to say that the financial burden was too great on these families to make the trip to see their loved ones off. They boarded this bus alone He said, " I need to know you'll be here when I come home, cheering with flags and banners. I want that feeling again, promise you'll be here for me. I love you." I did, and I was, unfortunately not the way he or I planned. Until that fateful night when I got that unforgettable knock on my door, it hadn't occurred to me just how important Justin's words were. It is through his words that this foundation was formed. 

This foundation was established to honor the men and women of our military who have made the commitment to protect the freedom of millions of Americans, and the strong and courageous families who love and support them so that no member of our armed forces ever leaves or returns to this country feeling alone.

Route Options

Start Miles 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100   Elev/ft Maps
7:30 am 100 Century   391 Map
7:30 am 80 Metric Century Plus   291 Map
8:15 am 58 Metric Century   202 Map
9:00 am 40 Half-Metric Century   180 Map

Route Maps

Early Check-In

Early Packet Pickup

Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Charlie's Neighborhood Bar and Grill
400 SE Parrot Circle, Stuart, FL  34997

 

Local Hotels

Check out great rates on local accommodations

 Martin County is home to a variety of lodging options and sports a mix of prestigious national chain hotels near the start/finish location.


Hotel: Clarion Inn
Address: 1200 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart, FL 34994
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Hotel:  Best Western Downtown Stuart
Address: 1209 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart, FL 34994
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Hotel: Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
Address: 1900 SE Federal Hwy, Stuart, FL 34994
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Hotel: Hutchinson Island Marriott Beach Resort & Marina
Address: 555 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996
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Hotel: Old Colorado Inn
Address: 211 S Colorado Ave, Stuart, FL 34994
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Start Location

Weather Cancellation Policies

This is a Rain or Shine event.  No refunds or transfers.

The safety of our participants and volunteers is our most important concern and if any of the threatening weather conditions are present the day of the event (tornado warning, tornado watch, thunderstorm, heavy rain or a hurricane decides to visit), the event may be delayed or canceled. 

When weather conditions or other physical conditions present a danger to participants, such conditions fall under the label “acts of mother nature,” it will not result in refunding of any event entry fees or future event credits, since funds were already spent in preparation for your event day.

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Event Schedule

  • March 23 5:00 PM EDT - Early Check-in | Charlie's - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

  • March 24 6:00 AM EDT - Registration / Check-in

  • March 24 7:30 AM EDT - Ride Start - Century

  • March 24 7:30 AM EDT - Ride Start - Metric Century Plus

  • March 24 8:15 AM EDT - Ride Start - Metric Century

  • March 24 9:00 AM EDT - Ride Start - Half-Metric Century

Contact Information

Event Location

Justin Wilson Memorial Park, 2050 Southwest Mapp Road, Palm City, FL, USA

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