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Date : 06/20/2020 - 06/21/2020
Time: All day each day
Location: Long Trail Brewery, Bridgewater Corners & Killington Resort
The 10th Annual Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride presented by Long Trail Brewing, slated for Saturday and Sunday, June 20-21, 2020, will offer more tread and gear options again this year as event organizers bring back the mountain bike component plus the 40-mile road route to this annual fundraiser. The goal is to raise more than $300,000 for adaptive sports and recreation at this annual fundraising event.
In addition to event classic road routes that include the 100-, 60- and 20-mile rides, mountain bikers now can join the cause during a downhill event at the Killington Resort Bike Park on Sunday.
More than 40 cyclists with disabilities plus their assistants and guides, as well as more than 700 cyclists and mountain bikers are expected to turn out for the for this annual event. The event raised nearly $300,000 last year, which supports the organization’s annual operating budget, participant scholarships, lessons, expensive adaptive equipment, and more.
Riders from around New England and East of the Mississippi are expected to participate in this year’s event. All ride routes including a family-friendly 5K bike ride, start and end at Long Trail Brewery in Bridgewater Corners (except the mountain bike session, which is at Killington Resort). An after-ride festival with live music is open to the public beginning at noon for all to enjoy—riders and spectators alike—featuring live music, face painting, kids activities, a vendor village, silent auction, adaptive equipment demos, and more. For those not riding, party-only tickets may be purchased at the door. The event is held rain or shine.
Cyclists check-in Friday night at a pre-ride party at Killington Resort, and rides begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday from the brewery on Route 4. Rider registration includes a Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride wicking t-shirt, food and support at aid stations during the ride, entry to the après-ride party complete with food and entertainment, plus a commemorative drinking glass. Registration fees increase June 1. The Après-Ride Party is open to the public and admission at the door is $20/adults and $10/kids on Saturday beginning at noon. Each rider is responsible for a minimum $125 fundraising requirement.
Registration, pricing, information, and more can be found at charityride.vermontadaptive.org.