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The 10th Annual Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride presented by Long Trail Brewing is slated for Saturday June 20, 2020, and will offer more tread and gear options again this year. For those who love to hit the dirt, we’ve added a gravel grind route this year that starts and ends at Long Trail Brewery just like all the other routes. The ride will take you out through Bridgewater Center and into Chateauguay and loop back around to Route 4 and back to the brewery. The goal is to raise more than $300,000 for adaptive sports and recreation at this annual fundraising event.
Whether cycling on the 100-mile, 60-mile or 40-mile loops, or simply journeying on the 20-mile loop, the gravel grind, or the family-friendly 5K bike ride, there is something for everyone to enjoy during the Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride. All courses start and finish at Long Trail Brewery, located on Route 4. The festivities continue for all after the ride, where a BBQ menu will be prepared, live music and family entertainment, refreshments, and more will make this an event not to be missed.
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. 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. 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.