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2019 Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Bike-A-Thon

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2019 Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Bike-A-Thon

ABOUT THE EVENT

The 3rd Annual Lamoille Valley Rail Trail Bike-A-Thon is a fundraiser with the goal of raising $6,000 to go towards the contruction and maintanence of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. 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 the Cambridge Community Center in Jeffersonville, Vermont and offers 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 and will serve as aid stations! 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! 

OPTIONS TO PARTICIPATE:

Everyone can get involved in any or all of the three options to participate:

1. DONATE to a team or individual.

2. JOIN to help fundraise.

3. REGISTER to ride your bike!

To JOIN a Fundraising team or create your own fundraising team:

  • Click JOIN at the top of this page (www.crowdrise.com/bikeathon)
  • Click on JOIN A TEAM to help them fundraise or CREATE YOUR OWN TEAM and set a fundraising goal!
  • Share the team's fundraising goal through your social media accounts and email contacts

To DONATE to the event or a specific team:

  • Click DONATE at the top of this page (www.crowdrise.com/bikeathon)
  • Select the team that you'd like to donate to, donate to general donations, or 

To REGISTER to ride in the event:

  • Click REGISTER at the top of this page (www.crowdrise.com/bikeathon)
  • Sign up for free, and provide information about the planned length of your ride and your t-shirt size.
  • Join a team to help fundraise for your event:
    • All fundraisers that raise $35 get a free event t-shirt
    • All fundraisers that raise $65 get a free meal and drink at the event awards party.

ABOUT THE TRAIL: 

The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail is a historic treasure extending across some of Northern Vermonts 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.https://www.lvrt.org/faq

EVENT DETAILS:

Where: Cambridge Community Center, Jeffersonville, VT

Schedule:

9:00-9:30 am - Bike Rider Check-In

  • Bootlegger Bikes will be on site providing free basic bike tune ups!

9:45-1:00 pm - Ride Your Route!

12:00-2:00 pm - BBQ, food and drinks, live music!

2:00 pm - Awards

RAISING MONEY:

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:


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When
Sunday June 9th
9:00am
Where
Cambridge VT Community Center, old main Street, Jeffersonville, VT, USA
22 Old Main St, Jeffersonville, VT 05464, USA

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About the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail & Bike-A-Thon:

The LVRT Bike-A-Thon is an annual event with the purpose of raising money to complete the construction of the trail. For information about the LVRT and construction progress, visit www.lvrt.org.

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 Valley to within two miles of Lake Champlain. 

The LVRT is a four-season, multi-purpose recreation and transportation corridor. After two decades of research, planning and construction, 33 miles are now open and we are working to complete the remaining sections as funding allows.

VAST:

VAST is the organization responsible for managing the funding and build out of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail and will recieve all event profits raised through the Bike-A-Thon. Those funds will be put into a current matching funds program managed by the state government that will match the funds donated by 4X! 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. 

https://www.lvrt.org/ - https://vtvast.org/ 

Cambridge Area Rotary:

The Cambridge Area Rotary Club manages and promotes the LVRT Bike-a-thon. Cambridge Area Rotary Club and Foundation's mission is to serve the Cambridge Area community. Promoting the Bike-A-Thon helps shine a light on a fantastic community resource that helps to stimulate the Cambridge economy. 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.

http://rotarycambridge.org/index.html 

Smugglers' Notch Resort

Smugglers' Notch is a proud partner of the LVRT Bike-a-thon. Assisting with the promotion, staffing, and the donation of prizes helps the event succeed each year. As a narby resort, Smugglers' offers lodging opportunities for those travelling from out of town to attend the Bike-a-thon.

www.smuggs.com

Posted by Cambridge Area Rotary Foundation