2018 Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Bike-A-Thon
EVENT DATE: May 26, 2018
DEADLINE TO GIVE: May 29, 2018
FUNDRAISER SET UP DEADLINE: May 25, 2018
ABOUT THE EVENT:
The 2nd Annual Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Bike-A-Thon is a fundraiser with the goal of raising $6,000 to be spread between 4 great causes. Participants will ride their bikes on the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail to raise money! It's free to participate and you can register as an individual or as a team. The event will start at Cambridge Junction in Jeffersonville, Vermont and offer riders 3 suggested rides of various length, the longest of which stretches to Lost Nation Brewery in Morrisville, Vermont.
In the run up to the Bike-A-Thon, participants will raise money from friends, family, and local businesses who are interested in sponsoring their ride. Bikers can bike for as long or as far as they would like! The course lengths are suggestions! Please join us, register, and help raise money for these great causes no matter how far you want to ride!
Top 3 fundraisers win prizes!
ABOUT THE TRAIL:
The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail is a historic treasure extending across some of Northern Vermont’s most beautiful landscapes. The 93-mile Trail spans the breadth of Northern Vermont from the Connecticut River to Lake Champlain.
The LVRT is a four-season, multi-purpose recreational and educational corridor. After two decades of research, planning and construction, 33 miles are now open and work to complete the remaining sections is planned to take place over the next five years.
Event Date: May 26, 2018
Deadline to Give: May 29, 2018
Fundraiser Set Up Dealine: May 25, 2018
Where: Cambridge Junction Trailhead, Jeffersonville, VT
8:30-9:30 am - Bike Rider Check-In
9:30-1:00 pm - Ride Your Route!
12:30-2:30 pm - BBQ food and drinks, live music!
2:30 pm - Closing Ceremony
*The local boy scout troop will be on hand selling breakfast and lunch as well as drinks!*
Create your online individual or team profile and promote your it via email or social media to friends, family or local businesses that may be interested in sponsoring your ride! There will be prizes for the top individual and team fundraisers! All profits will be split between these four great local, non-profit organizations:
Friends of Lamoille Valley Rail Trail:
$1,500 of the money raised will go to the local organization, Friends of the LVRT. From Friends: "Our mission is to support the development, maintenance, and promotion of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail as a public resource offering a tranquil and scenic year-round multi-use recreation and transportation corridor; and especially to represent the interests of non-motorized trail users."
American Legion, Cambridge Post - Mt. Mansfield Post #35:
$1,500 of our donations will go to our local American Legion Post! Their fundraising goes to The Veteran's Place in Northfield, VT. Their purpose is to help Vermont's veterans by providing desperately needed resources in an all-in-one locale so these veterans may regain their PRIDE, reach their full potential, and once again become contributing members of society. They house 26 verterans who need assistance getting back on their feet. All money they receive goes directly to food, clothing, drs appts, bedding, and other needed resources.
VAST is the organization responsible for managing the funding and build out of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail and will recieve $1,500 of the money raised through the Bike-A-Thon. Founded 50 years ago, VAST is also responsible for the organization of the sport of snowmobiling, maintaining and grooming over 4,700 miles of trails in Vermont. One of the oldest snowmobiling organizations in the U.S., VAST is a non-profit 501-c-3 orginization that includes 127 clubs statewide, with over 24,000 members combined. The clubs and their steadfast volunteers, and the landowners that allow riders to cross their land are the backbone of the organization.
Cambridge Area Rotary:
The local rotary club will receive $1,500 of the funds raised. Cambridge Area Rotary Club and Foundation's mission is to serve the Cambridge Area community and will . Members have participated in many events and worked with other area organizations to benefit the community. Ongoing Community Support from Rotary:
- Funding the Winter Wellness Program: A program that allows Cambridge Elementary School students to spend a week at Smugglers' Notch Resort with free lift tickets, lessons, and rentals.
- Participating in Meals on Wheels. Reading to classes at the Cambridge Elementary School.
- Providing dictionaries for 3rd graders and thesauruses for 5th graders in area elementary schools.
- Supporting the Cambridge Food Shelf.
- Maintaining an ice skating rink for the community to use that is seasonally located on Cambridge Elementary School property.
- Giving donations to and provide volunteer help for projects of various organizations both locally and world wide.
NOTES ON FUNDS: If we are short of reaching our goal, the funds will be distributed evenly to the 4 organization. If we exceed our goal, the event administrators reserve the right to decide where the extra funds will be distributed, but will only distribute to the four organizations listed above.