March 19 – June 21, 2021
Location: Bridgewater, Vermont
Benefits: Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports
The Vermont Adaptive Charity Ride presented by Long Trail Brewing (formerly known as the Long Trail Century Ride) is an annual event to enjoy the beauty of Vermont through cycling and mountain biking all while raising funds for the state’s largest nonprofit organization committed to providing sports and recreation to people with disabilities.
There are even more ways to participate virtually in 2021: ride, stationary bike, run, walk, roll, do exercise classes, horseback ride, and more. Participate anytime and anywhere…from the safety of your own home or neighborhood. Stay tuned for details!
About Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is a nationally recognized organization that empowers people of all abilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of ability to pay. In addition to sports, year round programming options integrate environmental, holistic wellness, and competitive training philosophies for people of all ages with cognitive, developmental, physical and emotional disabilities. Vermont Adaptive promotes independence and furthers equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational opportunities including alpine skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports; kayaking, canoeing, sailing, cycling, hiking, rock climbing, tennis, horseback riding, and more. More than 400 volunteers serve clients of all abilities with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities from all over the world in three winter locations in Vermont – Pico Mountain at Killington; Sugarbush Resort in Warren; and Bolton Valley Resort in Bolton as well as spring/summer/fall locations on the Burlington waterfront, Waterbury Reservoir, Stoughton Pond, and a number of state parks and bike and recreation paths across the state.
Please give to the Vermont Adaptive Resilience Fund and sponsor our most immediate needs during this global pandemic. If you are able, I hope that you will consider donating to the “Resilience Fund” to ensure that Vermont Adaptive can continue to safely support our community during this difficult time. Your donation will help support:
• PPE (masks, gloves, face shields) and sanitation supplies
• On-going health and safety training on COVID-19 guidelines and best practices for all staff and volunteers
• Adaptive Sports Equipment as well as trailers to transport equipment so that our programs are more mobile, bringing activities to our participants and allowing for physical distancing
• Scholarships to guarantee that no one will ever be turned away from play
Thank you for being a part of our community. Your support ensures that people with disabilities will have access to the outdoors during this most difficult time. Wishing you good health, resilience and lots of PLAY! Donate Here: http://www.vermontadaptive.org/resilience-fund-2020/
Visit our website for more info: http://www.vermontadaptive.org
For details on the previous courses visit: https://charityride.vermontadaptive.org/course-maps/
100-Mile: The Cabot 100 Mile: Easier Route
100-Mile: The Cabot 100 Mile: More Difficult Route
5K: The 5K starts on the 20-mile route, travels about 2 miles out on Route 100A, loops around on Hale Hollow Road, then travels back on 100A to the brewery.