This family-friendly event is perfect for anyone in decent shape who knows how to ride a bike.
The scenic route is 19 miles, mostly downhill, from Stratton Mountain Resort to Grace Cottage Hospital. Sturdy tires are recommended, and helmets are required.
Riders start at Stratton Mountain anytime between 8 and 10 am, and ride at their own pace to Grace Cottage Hospital. For the first time in years, the route goes through the historic Scott Covered Bridge. The average ride time is about two hours. Buses return riders and bikes back uphill to Stratton. Or, if preferred, ask about parking at Grace Cottage and taking the bus up the mountain first, then riding down.
Rest stops along the route will provide riders with free beverages, snacks, and maybe even musical entertainment. Free performance T-shirts will be given to the first 100 riders who sign up.
Round up family and friends, enjoy the beautiful scenery, get some exercise, and support Grace Cottage Hospital.
Registration is $25 in advance, $30 after 12 pm on July 7. Registration will also happen at the event. The event will be held rain or shine. More information, route description, and online registration are all available at www.gracecottage.org/events or call (802) 365-9109.