Tuskegee Airmen

Tuskegee Airmen join final leg of 450-mile bike ride for injured vets

Two Tuskegee Airmen are expected to join more than 200 injured veterans and their supporters for the conclusion of a seven-day, 450-mile bicycle ride that ends Saturday in Los Angeles.

Robert Friend, 94, plans to bike the last several miles of UnitedHealthcare Ride 2 Recovery, an event that kicked off last Sunday in Palo Alto. Participants cycled along the coast, stopping in cities along the way. They are now headed for the finish line at the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center, where they will be greeted by veteran Walter Crenshaw, 104.

Ride 2 Recovery is a nonprofit that encourages injured veterans to heal physically and psychologically through cycling. Participants, made...

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